My Mum said " Poppa and Granny are once more side by side." I know their souls have been catching up but now their ashes are together.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Granny, I got it from my sister Jacqui.
Added since original post: My Mum said "I love that picture too. That was taken at Swiss Chalet in London on her 80th birthday with Anna, Jacqui and I, and remember you called Jacqui's cell phone and talked to Mum and wished her Happy Birthday and she was so excited. Despite the fact that she lived for almost 14 more years she really didn't look much different in her pictures."
Both Mum and Jacqui emailed me all the details of Granny's ashes being buried and it sounds so beautiful and they played one of Poppa's favorite songs (below), and I can't listen to it without crying. They buried Granny at 11:11 which puts a smile on my face even though tears are streaming down it.
I know I should be thankful that we had Granny for almost 94 years when so many lives are cut short, my little sister Ashley died shortly after she was born so it is one short life and one long life. But lives that we all miss very much and will forever.
I'll close this post with The Rankin Family singing Fare Thee Well Love. I hope you love it as much as I do. I hope Poppa and Granny dance to it whenever it plays.
Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping in.
((Hugs ))) Di, it's never easy to say goodbye but you take comfort in knowing they are together …dancing? Yeah..dancing! Love that!
Barney Bear says
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing that with us Di. Love this pair. I hope you have the peace in knowing that your Granny and Pop can be together forever in Eternity. God Bless you.
Barney Bear from England xxxx
You are a sensitive soul, Diana and that is a gift.
My sympathies to you and your family. My "granny"
has been gone such a long time, but I think of her
and miss her all the time. Their spirits stay in us.
Dale Morin says
What a beautiful song. It brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry to hear about your Granny. It is so difficult to say goodbye. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear about your Gran. She is truly home now.
That is one of my favourite Rankin songs. Beautiful tribute.
Claire Ventre says
Beautiful song – beautiful Granny. Thanks for sharing your Granny with us:)
Jo Bengtsen says
Diana this is a beautiful song! It will be one year for my Mom's passing on the 19th, I dream of her and Dad dancing in heaven….Thank you for sharing this. Our hearts my be sad but we can smile for their happiness.
Sorry for your Granny's passing…..I will pray for her and you that "all is well with your (soul) hearts"
Pat S. says
I'm sorry for your loss, Di. It sounds like your grandparents were deeply loved and that you have many happy memories. It's hard to know they are gone. Thanks for sharing this wonderful music with us.
Carol Leitch says
94 years is an amazing lifetime but we are never ready to let go, no matter the circumstances…this is where we are grateful for wonderful memories…reminiscing is the next best thing to the real thing…seems to me she had many years surrounded by a loving family…thinking of you and sending *warm hugs*
Rhonda Morgan says
Thinking of you and giving you a great big hug my sweet friend. Love you much
Marlene Salvato says
I hope my grandchildren will feel about me like you feel about your Granny…what a beautiful song and what a beautiful Granny…xoxo
What a beautiful and moving performance! This songs speaks to my English heritage and is one that I will keep with me. Now I'm hooked on this group. thank you for sharing this with us, Diana.
Alisha Linn says
Sorry to hear about your granny, Di. Never easy…I am sure they are smiling together now.
Such a beautiful song and such a beautiful way to express the sadness at such a loss. Thanks for sharing this.
Donna Pratt says
Blessings & love,
Lisa Dolson says
Diana, so sorry to hear about your granny. She sounds like a warm and wonderful lady. Hope you have so many happy memories you can always cheer your sadness.