Again, it’s been a while

Good-bye Dad

and the above photo is why.

My dear dear grandfather passed away on June 15. He was 91 years and a bit. In my direct family lines now, all I and my brothers have now is our mother. It’s been hard.

There is so much I could write and maybe at one time I will. Now though this is what I’m saying.

I helped plan another funeral, I made another slide show, I scanned bucket loads of photos and ephemera, I wrote the better part of another eulogy and then read part of said eulogy. We cleaned up a house and started sorting through a house full of belongings. My aunts and a few of my cousins made the trips over for the funeral and house sorting. There were laughs, tears and all that goes in between as tapestries came down off the walls, china came out of cupboards, wood items were stacked and everything was sorted.

Mum and I packed up everything else and took it all home to sort into something like 7 different stacks under the house. I’m taking a suitcase or two to the Suitcase Rummage this coming Sunday with some items.

I’m still studying – no real uni break for me. I had to defer my exams as it is a bit hard to have an exam on the same day as a funeral.

This was my grandfather. My Grandad.

4 Replies to “Again, it’s been a while”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear your sad news. It really is hard to say goodbye to our loved ones. That was a beautiful slideshow of your Grandad’s life set against the sounds of the bush. xx

  2. Oh Helen, I am sorry to read this. The photo you included is beautiful. It took me a moment to realise what it was of, it speaks mostly of happiness. I hope that things are going okay for you at the moment.

  3. I had not read this one Lady Jane. You have written poignantly. You got that ability from your father, not yuor mother.

    Love Mum

  4. Helen, so sorry to read about your grandfather, thoughts are with you and your family. Your slideshow was a wonderful dedication for him.

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