Grandma’s funeral

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Thanks for the feedback on my last post – based on your suggestions, I’m going to keep related posts together, but otherwise churn-out a post or two everyday for the next couple of weeks to bring everyone up-to-speed with what’s been happening in the world of Pete lately.

A few weeks ago my Grandmother passed away. She had recently had a fall and wasn’t recovering well, so we knew that her time was coming to an end soon. Even though we were all prepared, it was still a sad time.

My parents were over in New Zealand visiting my sister, brother-in-law and niece, so they organised an earlier flight back and inevitably there were a few issues, but in the end everything was worked-out.

The funeral was really nice and (even though I haven’t been to a lot of funerals… and also not wanting to be disrespectful towards the families associated with the other funerals I have attended) it was one of the better ones I have been to.

There were some tears, but the event was really a celebration of Grandma’s life instead of mourning her death. Afterwards there were jokes being made about how she’ll be sorting things out ‘up stairs’ so everything will be ready when the rest of us get there.

I’m certain this is how Grandma would have liked it.

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