Wednesday, July 25, 2018

...and the family...

...gathered for the beautiful and moving traditional funeral of a beloved mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother,


in the village church, with lovely music and tender memories....  The family crest stood in the sanctuary, and flowers covered the coffin, and the Rector led the service before a congregation of family and friends, and then we walked in procession to the grave, the church's flag at half-mast in the still air of the summer afternoon,  It was fitting and solemn and beautiful, and difficult to write about, because days like this are the essence of the story of our lives...

An Army wife, the creator of a happy home for her husband and sons, a dear mother-in-law and grandmother,  a wonderful  hostess, a much-loved woman, with a joyful spirit and a welcoming heart. May she rest in peace.

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