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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ma's celebration of life was very uplifting and so many memories shared.

Where are we today
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       Another good nights sleep and woke up to find it had rained most of the night and had cleared  the snow from the roads. Ok, will be a good driving day and no more snow to shovel. After breakfast and a walkabout the block, we got all spiffied up, More presentable for the funeral service and celebration on Ma's life. It has been so long since I tied a tie almost forgot how. I did wear a suit for 13 years in an office job but that was a lifetime ago. Back in the 60's and 70's.
yup we do clean up once in a while
     Suzie and Kim playing with the new pup Fergie below.  We said goodbye to the Grands as they headed off to school then soon jumped in the car for Whitby Ontario.
today's drive and the roads were
all clean and good travelling
          Just a one hour drive to the funeral home in Whitby Ontario, and here with our family all 3 of my kids and 3 of our 7 grands. My brother, sister their spouses, nephew and his wife, a very good friend of mine Jim who we see each other not often enough (we went to public school together over 1/2 a century ago) and another good friend Bill and his wife that drove in from Montreal.  Even 5 members of Suzie's family arrived, was nice to see them again as well. Along with so many other friends that I have not seen for many many years.
        The celebration of Ma's life was wonderful , yes a few tears, a few eulogies and a few laughs as well, remembering Ma with some of good times that we had in our lifetimes. And all shared over the years.
        We left the funeral home shortly after 3 pm and made our way back to the Toronto airport. Dropped the car off and they were nice enough to take us to our hotel (no charge) The Comfort Inn in Etobicoke.  Check in here before 5 pm settled in our room and down stairs for a wonderful fish and chip meal with a caesar salad to start.
to bad did not bring swim suits
a wonderful pool and spa here
nice salad to share
excellent halibut beer battered fish and chips
         Now to settle in our room, get the free shuttle back to the airport in the morning and back to desert and our home on wheels in Quartzsite.
        Thanks for stopping by, soon we be in a nice warm climate again.

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25 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful celebration for a special lady. SaFe travels home.

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  2. A fitting end to a long life. IKt was good you were able to get there.

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    1. We were lucky that it all came together very nicely.

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  3. Wow! You do clean up nice. So many friends and family there. A wonderful tribute to your momma. Safe travels back to your home on wheels.

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    1. Sometime we have to clean up a bit, It was nice that we all rallied there to give ma a nice send off.

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  4. looking good you two. So glad you were able to be there. Kelly

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    1. Thanks Kevin it all came together nicely.

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  6. Crikey ... get a load of you two?? My Dad would never be able to tie a tie. He hasn't worn a tie forever ..... What a lovely celebration of your Ma's life. What a wonderful lady.
    Hey ..... your Grandkids puppy looks like our Herbie. Herbie's a spoodle (a cocker spaniel x poodle). What kind of puppy is yours?

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    1. Thanks Charlie we did what needed to be done.
      This puppy's name is Fergie she is a Goododle? Golden retriever and poodle. should be interesting. as she grows up a very friendly one she is too.

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  7. Hardly recognized you two, safe travels, see you in a few days.

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    1. Thanks Boll should be home this afternoon.

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  8. Sniff, such a special day for your Mom. You looked great. You Did Ma proud. Safe travels back to Q.

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    1. Thanks Contessa it was a very specially for Ma and we gave her a good sendoff.

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  9. Looking good "spiffed up". Sorry to read about your Mom.
    It's tough to say good-bye, but I'm sure she lived a long and happy life, thanks to her family.

    I'm pretty sure putting on a tie becomes second nature at some point if you've worn one long enough. Gets stuck in a feller's long term memory. Only thing I can't do is, tie a Windsor knot on someone else. Somehow doing it backwards doesn't work for me.
    The young guys usually need help. Have to tie on my own neck and hand the tie over.

    Looks like decent weather for the trip back south.

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    1. Thanks Bob, it is not easy to say goodbye but we did it, and went very smooth. I wore a tie for so many years, just had dig back into my memory bank and refresh it.
      Yes decent weather for today.

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  10. A fitting send off for your mom. Wishing you a seamless journey back to the land of sun, sand and sky.

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  11. You two really do clean up nice! Beautiful picture guys and it sounds like a wonderful celebration. Safe travels today.

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  12. You do spiff up nicely! Glad it went well.

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  13. Glad you were able to make it back for your mother's funeral and celebration of life. Very sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thanks Ruth we did what needed to be done.

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