August 23rd, 2010

So-long Fellar

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

We said goodbye to David today.

As funerals go it was a nice funeral, if you know what I mean. Personal.

We walked in to ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ which was a little poignant since Mrs Weeks & I had someone sing that at our wedding. It’s funny how you only learn certain things about people at their funerals, things you hadn’t gleaned over many years of meetings & chats.

Mrs Weeks is very down, she’s the last of her immediate family now. Can you be orphaned in your forties?

The kids looked gorgeous in their bright colours.

Tears mixed with yellow roses & the cake was nice.

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  1. PC A Hunn says:

    Have recently buried my father in law who died of a filthy cancer I know how hard it is. God bless to you, Mrs 200 and your family.

    August 24th, 2010 at 12:02

  2. MOP says:

    Same here, Buried my father because of cancer only 6 months ago. My heart goes out to you and Mrs.Weeks. God bless you and your family.

    August 24th, 2010 at 13:35

  3. bill says:

    Me too, 200; I lost my mother to this dreadful disease.

    I can remember my pathetic attempts at comforting my father, then walking out out in the street, blinded with tears, to discover that the birds in the trees were still singing and the road was full of traffic.

    God bless you mate, and your wife.

    August 25th, 2010 at 01:42

  4. Met BlackRat says:

    Likewise lost my father over ten years ago to the dreaded ‘C’. A big internet hug to Mrs Weeks. It’ll get easier but they will never be forgotten and will pop into your thoughts every day but won’t always ellicit tears.

    August 26th, 2010 at 16:57

  5. Dawn says:

    Ordinairy member of the public here and regularly read this blog but don’t comment. I sincerely apologise if I am intruding on your grief here but the “orphan” comment struck a still raw, still sad nerve for me.

    When my grandmother aged 75 died her remaining sister, who was 72 at the time, sobbed that she was now an orphan. She still had a large extended family living but that was no comfort. She had been the baby of their immediate family and it broke all our hearts to see her so very distressed and child-like at this simple and very valid point.

    The ties to your immediate family are primal and very strong. To be broken by death the loss is almost unbearable. I wish you both the very best in making it through this terrible time and Mrs 200 is fortunate to have you to hold her up.

    August 26th, 2010 at 23:19

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