With John's Aunt Mimi
Sandbanks, Dorset, August 1981
David was invited down to visit John's Aunt Mimi for a weekend in late August 1981 by a mutual friend named Kathy from Minneapolis, who had often spent time over the years with the enigmatic woman who brought John up in Liverpool after his mother was killed in a road accident. At that time she still had many of John's childhood and schoolboy mementos stuffed into drawers and on shelves, along with many Beatles gold discs on the walls - plus the famous plaque which John had made for her, based on her own quote, 'The guitar's ok as a hobby, but you'll never make a living from it!"
David's visit took place just eight months after John's tragic shooting, when Aunt Mimi was still in visible shock from the horrific events in New York the previous December. However she 'came out' of herself to cheer up considerably in David's company, and spoke at length about 'her boy' John, her relationship with him (and Yoko) since they moved to the States ten years earlier, and more than a hint that he may have secretly visited her in England on one occasion in the 70's - a story (unconfirmed) which has never been mentioned before, anywhere.
Mimi died in 1992, having briefly corresponded with David after his visit in '81. By a strange coincidence, David would have also had an Aunt Mimi if his father's sister, who died of an illness around 1925 aged just 13, had lived. Meanwhile David's brother Nigel's daughter is named... Mimi.