My mother was born in 1938 in Lunen, Germany.
She met my father while he was stationed in Dortmund . They married & my mother joined the British Army.
Sadly, in her early 60's, my mother was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (also know in US as Lou Gehrig's Disease) *.
She struggled on for almost 2 years .
Valentines Day would have been her 73rd birthday.
Nearly nine years on and I still miss her dreadfully and think of her each day.