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(JOHN LENNON)A.L.S. "Mimi", 2pp, 4to., [n.p., Feb. 5, 1985], showing the strain of the past four years since John's murder. In part: "...Two years of HELL. I'm not quite well yet but I'm told by Dr....I'm as well as I'll ever be...However I haven't been out for 2 1/2 years so perhaps if you can get down you will as promised when 6, that you would take me out when you grew up...Michael has been marvelous to me since - well...since I have been ill. I honestly don't know what I would have done without him...I have come across an old photograph of your father...it reminds me of happy days when we were young...". The Beatles' success caused a problem for Mimi, as she was constantly pestered by fans at Mendips. She sold the house for £6,000 in 1965, and Lennon bought her a £25,000 bungalow by the beach in Dorset, which was Mimi's home for the rest of her life. Lennon moved to New York in 1971, and never returned to England. Despite losing touch with several family members he kept in close contact with Mimi and telephoned her every week. On December 5, 1980, three days before Lennon was murdered, he called Mimi to say he was homesick and was planning a trip back to England. After Lennon's death Mimi was furious to find out that Lennon had never transferred ownership of the house over to her, which meant that Ono owned the house, and could sell it at any time. Mimi died on December 6, 1992, at the age of 89 and Ono put Mimi's home up for sale on the same day as her cremation, and sometime later the house was torn down. Very good.
Estimate $ 200-300

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