Culture, Leisure and Entertainment
Quite a few diarists had funerals to attend or arrange.
- Spoke to mother-in-law
re: funeral arrangements for her mother who died yesterday in her mid 80s.
I'm a "non-teaching classroom assistant" in
a primary school, working with mainly 8 year olds. Very often I help with
class work but this week I was painting wall boards for work to be displayed.
This morning's board was yellow and I ended up with speckles of yellow
gloss paint on my hands and arms - which I was very conscious of as I was
going to a funeral that afternoon! Trinity Church was cold and it was all
very sad, with the loss of a very dear lady. She was 81 when she died which
in some ways was a good age, but it felt too soon. Her son read two poems
and we sang hymns and thought about all the happy memories of her.
She was going to Aberystwyth to be cremated and it was lovely to think of
the journey in the sun, ending up by the sea.
Holy Trinity Church,
- Mynd i angladd fy nghefnder yng Nghapel y
Graig efo Nora, fy ngwraig, a'm chwaer, Carwen.
- Get changed into 'funeral
frock'. Find husband's black tie. Brother-in-law arrives. Off in
car to Shrewsbury Crematorium for 3.20pm. Meet up with 60 relatives. We are
at the funeral of one of my husband's aunts, aged 87. Lovely service,
wonderful singing. "Calan Lan" raised the roof. Back to Sweeney
Hall Hotel for the funeral tea. Lovely to see the family.
- I have a funeral to attend. Can't find
space to park in time, due to traffic jam caused by lorries unloading, so
Other diarists were attending graves.
- I went to the cemetery by car with my son
and brother who had come from Swansea and Bishops Castle. They cut the grass
all around the ten family graves and I washed and polished the headstones
and put on lovely artificial flowers and leaves.
- My brother who I haven't seen for two
years is coming to see us tomorrow. They've spent a week at their caravan
and coming probably to visit Mom and Dad's grave.