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Love and Loss

The funeral for my Aunt Iris was today; I was asked to be a pallbearer, which was a new experience for me. It was a very emotional experience for everyone involved, as you might imagine ... words really aren't adequate to describe how important she was to all of us, especially my dad. He served in WWII, but I doubt he was ever braver then, than he was today.

In a lot of ways, it was a shame Aunt Iris couldn't be there ... she always loved family visits. And of my peculiar clan I have always thought she epitomized all of our best qualities, while blessedly free of our worst. But I think my dad put it best when he said, "Wherever she is, they're damn lucky to have her."

And we were damn lucky to have her for as long as we did, for which I'm grateful.

-The Gneech

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chipuni
Nov. 15th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.

*hug*hug*hug*
lookingaround17
Nov. 15th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss, and glad that you and family were able to be together to celebrate her life and passing--
sirfox
Nov. 15th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I can totally feel for you, it's a moving but bizarre experience to be a pallbearer. I've carried my uncle, my great aunt, and both grandmothers. It's an honor to be one of the last ones to see them along, but filled with melancholy, too.

Best wishes. The hole left by a loved one never really heals, but the edges get less ragged and painful, and we fill the void that's left with love and memories.
anthony_lion
Nov. 15th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Been a pallbearer myself.
It's one of those things I hope never to get good at.

Not a fun experience, but it can help with the grief process as it gives you a bit more closure.
kagur
Nov. 16th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
My condolences to you and your family.
tchall
Nov. 16th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
*hugs you tightly*
kamau_d_lyon
Nov. 16th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is a tough role to have but it is also an honor and something to be treasured. You had the opportunity to do something for her that honored her and helped others do the same. My thought and prayers will continue for you and the family in this time of sorrow.
stilghar
Nov. 16th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
My condolances, my friend.

*hugs tightly*
hossblacksilver
Nov. 23rd, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
My sympathies. :(
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