Hi Everyone ~~ Back with you again after my trip to the
funeral. It was very nice, and I plan to post a reading
from it in a little while. Kath’s daughter Kerry spoke very
well, about her mother’s illness, her happier times and
her days as a child, when she and her brother would wag
school and have a day off. There were little anecdotes etc
and lots of memories, and Kerry did it beautifully. Her
husband spoke briefly, and the reading was by their son
aged 15. He read it very well which must have been hard.
Apart from that there were 8 first cousins there and it
was great to see and talk to them for a little while.
I am most grateful to John for taking me.
Reading : “Now She Is Gone.”
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live
yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow
because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty
and turn your back or you can do what she’d want
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
<><><><> Read by Kath’s young grandson, Zachary.
A little poem called “Bless You” and I would like to
dedicate to you, my friends for the kindness and love
you have shown at this sad time. Thanks, and bless you.
Bless you for all your kindliness,
for all you have done for me,
For little courtesies of heart with
No one near to see,
For moments when, without your smile,
I would have lost my way ---
For these, and all the other things,
Bless you so much !! I say.
Bless you for all the nights of prayer
And watch when I am ill,
When Faith shines like a steady flame
In long, dark hours, and still,
And bless you for your morning smile
When dawn breaks through at last.
Bless you --- you are in my heart ---
Where I will hold you fast !!
And a couple of jokes now - - - -
A man is playing piano one night in a bar,
In walks an elephant who goes over to the pianist,
and suddenly starts to cry.
“There there,” says the pianist.
“Do you recognise the song?”
“No, no,” says the elephant.
“I recognise the white keys.”
An elderly couple went to the doctor for Viagra.
The doctor advised against it because of the gent’s
age, but gave in with warnings to take a tablet one
night, then skip the next and so on.
A week later the doctor bumped into te old chap’s wife
and discreetly inquired how things were going.
“Oh, my husband died,” she matter-of-factly replied.
The doctor was distraught. “I knew I shouldn’t have
given him the Viagra, but you both insisted,” he said.
“Oh. it wasn’t the Viagra that killed him doctor,” she
assured him. “It was all that skipping.”
And a few thoughts to finish - - - -
He who has roses in the garden also has roses in his heart.
In peace and quiet pass our days,
With nought to vex our craniums,
Our middle beds are all ablaze
With red and white geraniums.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent
perspiration. – Albert Edison.
You are surrounded by gifts every living moment of every
day. Let yourself feel appreciation for their presence
in your life and take the time to acknowledge their
splendour. ---Lon G. Nungesser.
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
--Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese poet and writer.
Bye now, till next time, Take care my friends, Merle.