Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sad Day

   On this beautiful spring like day, we said our final farewells to my oldest brother, who passed away Thursday. He is finally at peace and does not have to suffer anymore. He will be sadly missed by family who just his own the number is 53 with children, grandchildren, and that does not include the brothers and sisters. There is 8 of us left and we were all there excepting one sister with family members. Church was packed and as the funeral home was for visitation.
  I got to see family that I haven't seen for a long long time. Why is it always either a wedding or funeral when we see family anymore?
  All of the stories that were told the last two days of our childhood, fishing
episodes, you name it. It was him and my other brother who helped teach us how to fish. We were talking about how you ate what mom fixed or you went hungry. We never turned anything down. We talked about the things we did when our cousins came to visit. We always played sports, basketball, football, baseball, when we all got together. We would choose up sides so no one had all of the older ones on their teams. I will miss him dearly, but I know he is is going to a better place.
   Now for a little different story. My oldest grandson got give carriage rides with a team of horses the other day. He had driven a pony and cart around the farm, but had never drove a team of big horses. The carriage was the Cinderella Carriage. It came time they needed to get something to eat so they drove to the Taco Bell with the team and carriage. It made for a good talking piece when people saw the horses tied up and the carriage sitting there. He had a fun time. He went with the one that he puts up hay for in summer to help him.
  Hopefully things will settle down for a little bit with no one having health issues. We don't need anymore for a while. The aides at the nursing home took hubby outside today because it was so pretty for February. 
  Thank you for all the prayers and condolences. You all in blog land are the best. Take care.


Mereknits said...

I am so sorry for your loss Shirley. I lost my oldest brother 25 years ago and I still miss him. Sending you a big hug,

Vickie said...

Dear Shirley I am sorry for the hurt in your heart. You are so right that he is the one in the better place now.
We had very unseasonably warm weather this weekend. I am glad your husband got out to enjoy it also.

Charlotte Huffman said...

Sorry for your loss but I know you have lots of good memories to help heal the hurt.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Oh, Shirley. I'm so sorry for your loss. A beloved sibling who has experienced so much with you is irreplaceable. I hope you are comforted by the many memories you shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I am so sorry Shirley. I know you have wonderful memories of your dear brother and I pray that they will comfort you now and always. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs, Cheryl

Susie said...

Hugs to you my dear friend. I am so sorry about the loss of your brother. I know he was a blessing in your live. He isn't ever to suffer again. God has welcomed him home. Blessings to you and all your siblings, xoxo,Susie

Linda said...

I am so sorry for your loss but I know you all celebrated his life and enjoyed being together as a family to remember him! Weddings and funerals. That's when my sisters, brother and I would say, "We need to get together more!" And now we DO!
I'm glad you're having pretty weather! So are we!!
Loved hearing about your grandson and his horse and carriage!

~ Dixie said...

I'm sorry to hear that you lost your dear brother, Shirley.

Gert said...

Oh Shirley I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. What wonderful memories you have to look back on. What an amazing man he must have been.

Love and blessings,

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