This week has been quiet on the blog front. My uncle passed away last weekend and the funeral was mid week. He was an excellent man: generous; friendly; always enjoyed himself and encouraged other to do so too; has wonderful children; an iconic type to me.
Favourite phrases include,
- "G'day sweetheart. (with hug)"
- "Who's is that noble dog?!"
- "Well, I've confirmed it: All these pieces belong to another jigsaw puzzle."
It was an excellent funeral - one that had clearly benefited from my uncle being able to contribute and plan at least a little.
Two of my cousins did beautiful speeches, esp from my uncle's eldest son.
I bawled, of course, and my complexion makes me look like I've been crying for a day after only 5 mins.
The wake was at a golf club and then family went back to the house for a fish-and-chips dinner. Except for his noticable absence, it was a celebratory day. I suspect Boxing Day will be much the same.
Anyway, that's why it all been a bit low.