Monday, September 22, 2008

Funeral For My Neighbor.....



My sweet little neighbor passed away . She would have been 95 on the 6th of Oct. I learned a lot from her. She was from the "old school" and never wanted for much. She was happy with what she had...plenty to eat, a warm house and a loving family. What more could we want? These picture were made at her gravesite on Sunday. Balloons were released and they were out of sight in just a few seconds. It was such a beautiful day. The bagpipe player is my son, Gary.

12 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

Clara that was a beautiful way to send her on Heavenward.
Patsy

Judy said...

I love the idea of the balloons and the bagpipe music is so nice. I know you will miss her.

Margie's Musings said...

I do too, Judy. That's so appropriate.

Ginny said...

What great idea for the graveside service. I want to remember that. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Ginny

Mountain Mama said...

I like the balloon idea. And how blessed you are to have a son who plays the pipes. I have always loved them, something I inherited from my grandma who used to follow them down the street at parades. Mamma would say, "Girls, go get grandma and bring her back." We'd often have to go some distance to catch up with her as she marched among side the wonderful kilted pipers, with a proud smile and shining eyes.
She was scottish and Irish.

Marci said...

I love the balloon idea. I had no idea that Gary played the bagpipes. I would love to be able to play them.

Beth said...

Clara, those balloons look so beautiful against that bright, autumn-blue sky. And what a special thing that Gary honored your neighbor's memory with his musical gift. I'm sure that both would have pleased your sweet neighbor very much. I know you will miss her.

Needleworker said...

We had balloons when my Dad passed away too, all the kids of every age loved them. We put flower seeds in them, so when we see flowers growing where they shouldn't be we just say that's Dad's flowers.

Cathy said...

Hi Clara
It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for your lovely comment. I have been reading your blog, but I can't seem to find any of your paintings...would love to see them. I like to knit too, but crochet is my favourite.
I love the bagpipes and the balloons....so beautiful!!! Sorry for your loss may she rest in peace.
Cathy

Patty said...

what a beautiful symbol of heading heavenward. The bagpipes are beautiful !
The photo is gorgeous too

Jamie Dawn said...

How neat that your son played for the funeral.
I'm sure it was a very touching to watch those balloons fly skyward and hear the bagpipe music.
I am sorry for the loss of your friend. I sure like how you described her. She sounds like she led a full life and loved and was loved.

My dad read your comment about me looking like Samantha Brown, and he said that he has thought that for awhile now. He said when he has seen her on TV she really reminds him of me. I am going to have to watch this lady and see my twin!!

:-)

Rachel said...

Clara, so sorry about your neighbor and friend.