November 19, 2010

“Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.”

A memory is still a memory even if it is a sad one. I don’t know if it’s weird to want to remember these moments, but I do.IMG_3495editThe sky was a gloomy gray that morning, but as the minister finished his prayer beside her casket at the burial, the sun burst through the clouds, as if someone flipped a switch.IMG_3504editOur limo driver was a man named Harold Thom, member of the folk/bluegrass band The Cumberlands.IMG_3519editIMG_3517editAfter the burial, we went to my aunt Susan’s house for the wake. My mom’s cousin Diane had traveled up from Charlotte, NC. It was really great to see her. (L-R: my mom, aunt Ann, Diane, aunt Susan)IMG_3533editIMG_3547editIMG_3548editWe did our best to turn a sad time into time well-spent with family. IMG_3564editIMG_3577editIMG_3578editIMG_3585editIMG_3590editIMG_3604editIMG_3605editmini photo shootIMG_3588editIMG_3615editIMG_3618editIMG_3627editIMG_3624edit
Things are starting to get back to normal around here. I still feel like I have a cold but I’m quite a bit better than last week. I’m mainly just mentally and emotionally drained at this point. Joe is off work today so hopefully I can get some rest after I pick Summer up. Probably wishful thinking, though. I’ve got lots of design work to do that I haven’t had time to work on this week, and I think I just heard my laundry mocking me when I walked past it.


I’ll announce the PreFenz giveaway winner later today… sorry I haven’t done that yet.

9 comments:

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

even though it was a sad day you got some wonderful photos. we like to say that when a family friend passed they would have remarked, "well, it was a horrible way to do it, but at least i managed to get all my family and friends together."

Kelley's Kids said...

So sorry about your Grandmother, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It looks like she had a beautiful service. Thanks for sharing.
Kelley

Ali said...

Wow, your mom and aunt look so much alike! Great photos.

Lindsay said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I would want to remember too.

Susie said...

Great pictures. What a nice looking family!!

Holly said...

I don't find it weird at all. My friend came and took pictures at Carleigh's service and at the cemetery and we even videotaped the service. So it seems normal to me. Unless you and I are both weird.

Lana said...

Hugs to you! I think your grandma would be so happy to see you all celebrating her life and coming together as a family.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Wonderful photos, despite the sadness of the day. It seems like your family makes the most of life!

Lori said...

I really love this post and the pictures. It shows life even as a loved one is being put to rest. Your grandmother would have loved these photos, I'm sure.

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