Tuesday, 21 April 2009

A final Good-bye

We are up early today as we have a long drive to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to my Husband's Grandma's funeral. It's one of those days that everyone dreads but has to be part of. I am sure there will be many tears but lots of happy memories too as we say Goodnight to Grandma. She was a bit of a party girl in her youth and liked nothing better than a cigarette and a whisky as was the fashion in the 1930's. So we will have a toast to her long life and be thankful that she is now without the suffering that she has endured over the past year or two. She will be happy now I expect, as her spirit will al last be with Grandad Alfie, her life long love of over 60 years. It will also be sad for me too as today would've been my Dad's 75th Birthday had he lived to see it. He died in 1974 when he was just 39 so no doubt he will be in my mind too even though my memories are few as I was very young when he died.  But...when I get up on a funeral day and the sun is shining, then I don't feel quite as bad and I think it helps everyone feel a little less sad. 
I don't want this post to sound miserable so I hope that you all have a lovely day whatever you do and remember that life is short, so enjoy it while you can.
Love Sheila x