Finally found a small town library with WiFi. I am finally able to catch up after one week of no WEB or email browsing.
With the funeral arrangements to look into, the funeral itself, looking after guests, the post funeral luncheon and the legal and banking stuff that is required by law, it's been a hectic time. But it all went without a hitch. I should really be careful using that word "hitch".....considering our 5th wheel is still not repaired.
|The beautiful countryside at my father in law's farm, east of Edmonton, Alberta.|
|Our son Deni is busy with the lawn tractor.|
|The bird feeder - that was outside my father in law's window at the Long Term Care facility - was moved to my mother in law's window at the same facility. She can now watch the birds that drop by to feed.|
|Late evening at the farm, Jeanette's mom took a walk around the yard and was busy smelling the fresh scent of these lilacs.|
|A really big surprise and good distraction was the arrival of our daughter and her baby Easton from Vancouver, BC.|
|The funeral car arrived early Monday morning, at the farm house, before heading for the church.|
|Mom and daughters saying their good byes.|
|Heading for the small country stone church that was built in 1917. A beautiful day.|
|The one hour service was spoken and sung in Ukrainian and English languages. It was fitting.|
Following internment in the church cemetery, the attendees drove three miles to the little town of Hairy Hill, Alberta, where a hot lunch was provided and where the eulogy (given by yours truly) was presented. After the meal, the Reverend father then said the closing prayer and the funeral service was declared closed.
|Jeanette and I stopped by the next day to pay our own private respects.|
|Jeanette captured this really nice photo near one of the really old homestead buildings on the farm.|
|Mother in law is standing next to their newest truck....after we washed and detailed it.|
|Standing on her front deck, Mary watches as one daughter leaves the farm yard back for home, 30 minutes further east.|
|Some serious storm clouds developed last night but they blew through and the forecast rains did not materialize.|
|Another view of the ominous clouds.|
This blog pretty well summarizes the last seven days. Thanks for dropping by.