A daughter who emigrated to Florida had the shock of her life – after spotting her dead mum watering the plants outside the family’s old home on Google Earth.
Denise Underhill was doing housework when she started thinking about her late mum Beryl Turton, who had died 18 months earlier aged 86.
While browsing her mum’s old street in Polesworth, Tamworth, Staffs., on Google she was stunned when she saw a picture of her mum tending to the flower beds.
As Denise searched Chaytor Road on Google Street View, within minutes there was her mother’s house which she recognised by the tall silver birch that stands on the property.
She said: “As I went about my housework, I somehow instantaneously had the impulse to call my mother but realising that it was completely out of the question.
“I decided to Google Earth my mother’s home to see how it looked, considering, since she had passed away in 2015 and the property had been sold.
“I got the biggest surprise ever. I just couldn’t believe it. At the foot of the driveway was my mother. She was watering the garden, just as she always did.
“I was absolutely astounded – it made my day. You never know what photos are being taken but they really do last a lifetime. I think someone wanted me to see this.”
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