The story 'Mum is in Charge' is based on true events, covering the period 1939 to 1945, with some flashbacks to earlier years. It is related by youngest child of the family, with a host of interesting, exciting, challenging moments. There is a close encounter with death, the controversial friendship with an old lady ghost, sadness, hardships including school bullying, which developed into what all families need, a bonding as a single unit.? The making of a few close friends, which grew into a happy camaraderie. The experiences of a young infatuation and romances.? There are veiled secrets which are for the first time revealed after seven decades, and brings into play emotional heart searching. It is Mum who had the most common sense in the family and turned all types of situations into acceptable realities, resulting in 'Mum is in Charge'.