Thursday, 20 June 2019

Thursday

I am waiting for the Decorator to come and smooth out the filled holes in my kitchen ceiling.   He has got nearly to the stage where he can give the kitchen ceiling two coats of white emulsion - he intends to do that over the week-end.   It is so good that the wretched down lights have gone - they were unsafe and badly fitted - downright dangerous the electrician said.   It will be good to have 'normal' lights.

Tomorrow - the 21st of June - would have been my beloved Farmer's seventy-sixth birthday.   I think of him every day and am just thankful that he didn\t suffer any more.   Glioblastoma is a dreadful thing and gently fading away was the best thing for him.   Now he is resting in peace, his ashes scattered by his favourite niece on the pastures he had loved and tended all his life.

19 comments:

Librarian said...

Certainly a difficult time, thinking of what you could have been doing togehter for his birthday, maybe you would have cooked a special meal or even gone out for your tea. As you say, knowing his suffering was not dragging out is something to be grateful,for. It is what gives me consolation, too, when I think of my husband's sudden dearh almost 10 years ago - according to the doctor, he was probably gone so quickly he did not even have time to feel any pain or fear.

Heather said...

I know how your feeling my late husband would of been sixty on Monday 24th. Heather

Jules said...

You must miss him every day, Pat but it must be especially difficult for you on his birthday. X

Gwil W said...

The scattering of the ashes in a meaningful place is a lovely way to commemorate a loved one.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for your comments.

Heather said...

A difficult anniversary for you. I felt the same about my husband's last illness. He was kept pain free in hospital, for which I was very grateful, and nature took it's course.

You will be so pleased to have your kitchen finished with new lighting. It will make such a difference and comforting to know it is now safe.

Chris said...

Sad that he went at a relatively young age. You should have had many more years together.

angryparsnip said...

Sad anniversary.
Scattering his ashes on the land he loved is a lovely way to honor him.
Happy to know your kitchen will be finished soon.
parsnip x

Ruth said...

I'll be thinking of you. Words can never describe the loss of someone so dear, nor can they take away the sadness. You are such a good example for others, dear Pat. I hope you have a nice day of remembrance, painful as it might be. Knowing he'd want you to be happy and to enjoy his day is some consolation, I believe. I'm not walking in your shoes (but I probably will be unless I die first), so it's hard to know just what to say. Wishing you and your family all the very best!

Joanne Noragon said...

So young, Pat, so young. And lovely to know how honored he was.

Sue said...

He would be proud of you Pat. x

Derek Faulkner said...

Seems like it could be the Longest Day in more ways than one.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sincere thanks everyone.

JayCee said...

I am sorry to be late in posting but I wanted to join the others in wishing you well on this sad anniversary and will be thinking of you.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Thinking of you. I like that his ashes were scattered in a special place. He was far too young, but to be spared from suffering is also a bit of a blessing. -Jenn

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the veg artist said...

Gently fading away is a blessing. Thinking of you.

Silver Parnell said...

Greetings from America! I was researching my ancestors who lived from some time in GRADE, Cornwall, that tiny bit of a place, and truly enjoyed your lovely photos of the church - and your commentary was grand! I wish you'd gotten a picture of the hedgehog in the nave, but you did mention it was an overcast day when you went there and had to use your flash on your camera. At any rate, THANK YOU for the lovely walk-through. I have terrible arthritis, and walking is difficult, so it is not likely I will ever get to Cornwall to visit some of these places of my ancestry, but it is comforting to see some of it vis-a-vis your blog. Thanks again, and have a fabulous summer solstice. I write you from the very warm place of the high deserts of New Mexico, in Albuquerque.
Silver "Rose" Parnell
Descendant of various Oliver family members - lots of Michaels and Johns

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