… for now

The Eastbury Hotel

Last week it was my 94 year old Aunt’s funeral which we were responsible for organising. We live two hours away from her so this meant a lot of time in the car to and fro to get things arranged. We also had to tie in when people including the Church Minister were available. It was lovely to see the Church full, with friends and family. Sadness at the loss of a loved one and celebration of a happy life long lived.

On a happier note I have also been on my travels. I am currently editing the photos and will post about my holiday adventures soon.

18 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2019

18 Responses to “Things are Settling Down…”

  1. Hels says:

    Deaths are horrible, even for elderly relatives. I wish good health to you and yours.

    Travel is always a great way of restoring normal life!

  2. Ginnie says:

    Bless you, Cherry, for all the work you must have done to make this end-of-life event be celebrated. 94 is definitely a life well-lived. Our condolences as well.

  3. Astrid says:

    Death, no matter the age, is never a “happy” occasion, Cherry. It puts us on earth again with two feet and know how we have to live “in the moment”. 94 years old is a blessing in good health. I think your Aunt has found now eternal rest and peace. And I know you all gave her a wonderful farewell.

  4. I attended my friend’s uncle’s a few years ago.
    They played “La Mer” at the end. I thought that was sweet.

    Maybe I should also choose a French song for my own funeral.
    “Non, je ne regrette rien”? That should probably summarise my life.

    • CherryPie says:

      The songs at a Funeral should (in my opinion) be uplifting and the content of the service should reflect upon and celebrate the life of the loved one who has passed away.

  5. shabana says:

    how blessed to have opportunity to arrange for last goodbye of your aunt dear Cheri!

    i found your words about the death so inspiring my friend

    may she rest in peace

    travelling is exciting always ,would love to know the place you visited my friend!

  6. Ayush says:

    indeed, a life well lived is what we all can hope for, CP. my condolences to you and your family.

  7. It sounds as though you have been going through it a bit lately, CP. I do think we are lucky that people come into our lives and stay awhile – it is a privilege. And I must say that if I get to 94 I’ll be pleasantly surprised! You take care…

    • CherryPie says:

      I totally agree with your thoughts on people coming into our lives for a while being a privilege.

      We have to make the most and enjoy people whilst they are with us.

      With regards to my aunt, as we said goodbye I was celebrating a happy life long lived with a tinge of sadness that I will not see her again.

  8. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. I’m looking forward to hearing about your travels though. Take care.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you :-)

      I will get around to writing about my adventures soon. my notes all written whilst I am away I just need to put finger to keyboard and write and share the first day of my adventure :-)

  9. I do apologise for the late comment but we have been away. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt – please accept my condolences. It must be such a sad and distressing time for you. Take care.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you :-)

      I hope you had a lovely holiday. I look forward to seeing your photographs.

      I have been on holiday too, but I haven’t quite got my head in gear write about it and finish editing my photos.