Belated Mother's Day
Have you missed me? I've missed you, my lovely readers, to whom I would be nothing without!
Last weekend, my grandmother passed away. But don't be sad. She wanted her death to be a celebration of her life, with lots of laughter (I know, it sounds funny, but I'm partial to humor in leiu of dealing with sorrow.) Funerals (hers' was aptly titled a "Celebration of Life,") are interesting things. There's crying (lots of it, usually,) hugs, kisses, comforting words, reminiscing and for my Grandmother - there was laughter. It's sometimes a weekend or week-long event, filled with family reunions, food, and photographs. What CoL would be complete without pulling out old photographs, telling stories, remembering a long life that was well lived?
I was absolutely fascinated by these photos, at her daughters wedding:
All I could think was, WOW G-ma! That's some trendy hairstyle you're sporting - I had no idea! And those earrings! I've never seen her wear anything other than tiny studs. I think I realized I only knew my Grandmother as a grandmother, but not so much as an individual woman, a woman with tastes, style, preferences, a personality outside of loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren!
Two more for the road:
She will be missed!
p.s. Why yes, we are Scottish - thanks for asking ;)