Chat time once again – how lucky are you!

Oh dear not another one, I hear you say. (It’s only 349 words)

Yes, I’m afraid it is, but I am trying to save you. I see you cringe and I am thankful that you comment, even if only to be polite, I truly am, so this is my 2nd and last for the day (stop hooraying) which isn’t bad considering some days I have written 7. So breathe everyone, this won’t take long.

It is 11:36pm Wednesday night as I write, the fan above me circulating a bit of air on this warm evening. We are in for a week of high temperatures again, another mini heat-wave to melt us, while most of you poor buggars are freezing 😦 (Yes the older you get the more weather talk you come out with)

Today I had the Service and wouldn’t you know it one of the Bosses who employs me, was on duty.
Perhaps it was he and the pressure of knowing he was right there behind me listening, possibly taking notes (ok so he wasn’t taking notes) that made me stumble again on a few words. I hate when I do this, I know I’m only human and others possibly don’t pick up on it, but it frustrates me nonetheless.

The Service was shorter than what I am used to. The residents from the Centre joined the Assembly, walking in with their walkers. They were so very sweet. The deceased’s brother sat in the front row crying all the time. My heart went out to him.

After the Service it was the Balloon Ceremony, 50 coloured helium balloons let into the sky after I recited a small poem. I started waving as if to say goodbye to the deceased and the residents started waving calling his name.

At the burial, the brother who was difficult to understand came up to me and said – I miss him & I’m going to go home and have a beer for me and 2 for him.

I just gave him a big Aussie hug.

See I told you it wouldn’t be too painful.


27 thoughts on “Chat time once again – how lucky are you!

  1. I’m glad it went well, and I get you on the stumbling over of words, hate that! More than likely you’re the only one who noticed the stumble.

    And I did not cringe! πŸ˜‰ xo

  2. I really admire you, Jen. Stumbling over a few words isn’t bad at all, it makes you human.

    I’m a ‘sympathy crier’ so I would never be able to do the job you do πŸ˜‰

  3. HUGS yes we are HUMAN and we falter such as life onto the next one and then the next one for you as you are Brilliant!

  4. Never stop just sharing your day with us there is so much meaning in your words they make me think, they make me smile, they make cry they make me glad you are out there helping the bereaved . To stumble is human so carry on!! πŸ˜‰ xxx

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