July 28, 2006

I Ain't Gonna Worry and I Don't Have To Be Anywhere

I wish I could say it ain't my day to care, but I'm not there just yet. Give me a couple more days, hopefully just til mid-day tomorrow, and I'll be set for a while.

I came home to a bunch of last minute fix-its that I should have taken care of before I left, but I put them off. So today is a bit of panic, but I think I have myself organized well enough that the stress is probably unwarranted.

The burial was very brief and very good for all of us. Her casket was perfectly her, elegant and simple, cream with pink accent flowers painted on it. The cemetary was beautiful with flowers decorating nearly every gravemarker as far as you could see. And greatest of all, she is back with her son Kevin that died as a young child.

Times like the past couple of days in rural Indiana are almost enough to make me wish I were even less of a city girl. Friends of hers opened up their home to the entire family and friends they'd never met. We all had supper and dinner together. We had the freshest garden food and desserts only country hands could dream of making. There was a love and tenderness among strangers that I can't say I've felt in any recent memorable past.

It was exactly what her small town soul would have wanted.

Posted by Princess Cat at July 28, 2006 02:51 PM @ 02:51 PM in Good Times // Permalink | TrackBack

Sounds like a very fitting tribute and memorial to this lady. It is never an easy time, but having that closeness of people who care makes it all just a little easier. Welcome back to the city.

Posted by: Laurie at July 28, 2006 03:46 PM

carry those feelings with you. It makes the city a little more bearable and will help you remember how much her life meant to you

Posted by: RSM at July 29, 2006 09:10 AM