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Funeral Things

weather: sunny/cloudy
mood: okay

We're still being very methodical about it all. I was talking to the Kathleen-Friend who has lost grandparents and she said "...the point when it will really hit is when something great happens and you instinctively turn to tell that person."

The funeral has been arranged for next week. It'll be a Western style funeral. They took a few sets of Grandma's clothes, her glasses and jewellery to the funeral arrangement people. I guess it'll be an open-casket.

I've been looking for a black business suit ensemble to wear. The difficulty at this time of year is that boutiques are clearing out their winter stock now, so the black long sleeved blazers are sold out and no more are being ordered in. The long sleeve ones still available are not in my size. The ones that are in my size and will fit, are short sleeved. It'll still be too chilly for short sleeves.

*sigh* I was thinking about a black business suit ensemble just this last fall/winter. Not particularly for a funeral - no one ever really thinks about preparing for funerals. Just as interview attire or generally something presentable to wear for a formal-ish occasion. I got a white shirt, but the rest of it was a low priority thought, so it fell off the radar.

I have to drop by my parents' place sometime tomorrow to give them the concert tickets back. My parents' choir is having a concert and they're performing. We were going to go, but my Dad told me not to. We're not supposed to be visiting non-family members' homes, going out, going to weddings, showers, etc. within a month (or two?) of a death in the family for fear of bringing the "death aura" with us.


May. 10th, 2002 05:54 pm (UTC)
No problem...

Just promise that you and your husband will take care of yourselves. It is really easy when you are grieving to forget about yourselves and then you find that you are sick.

Oh, and I love the new picture too! :)
May. 10th, 2002 06:02 pm (UTC)
We will. One of our conversations was about how young Grandma actually was (77) when the cancer got her. We decided that the best way to remember Grandma is to live healthy.
May. 10th, 2002 06:06 pm (UTC)
That is a great way to think.

My mom died from cancer at 61. Dad from complications after heart bypass at 67. Made some of us in the family take a hard look at our own health.


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