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Queen of Flowers
Carole Harmon
Title: Queen of Flowers
Episode: P047
START: November 14, 2022
ENDS: November 27, 2022
Length: 25'' mins
Host: Ingrid Rose
No glasses, playing in the snow; this is a black-and-white photograph of my mother taken by my father before I was born, likely in the first year of their marriage. I hand coloured the print many years later, in the 1970's, when I was her age.

Each fall the writers radio team takes a turn at presenting our own work. This is my turn for 2022. Ingrid and I both chose to write of our mothers; our vivacious mothers had a lot in common. 2022 is the twenty-fifth anniversary of my parent's deaths, two months apart in 1997.

Queen of Flowers weaves my mother's death with snippets of her life, set against the unfolding panorama of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and our wonderful Queen Elizabeth.

Ingrid's heartfelt piece, The Singer and the Song aired earlier this fall and is now a podcast on our website.

Carole Harmon