Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 12th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Patsy :hug: :hug: :hug: . What an original funeral!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 12th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Just reading it Zosh .... have just got back from Zumba, then lunch with some of the girlies ... then home, hot shower and settling down for a quiet afternoon ...
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 12th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Yes my dad and I used to to sing There is a Tavern in the Town in the car and argue about whether we hung our Heart or our Harp on the Weeping Willow tree (pretty sure it's harp)
Wiki has the full lyric
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_Is_a_Tavern_in_the_Town

Ted sounds like something of a character, my condolences
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 12th, 2018, 5:26 pm

We hung our Harp Sue :tu:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 12th, 2018, 9:56 pm

'Harp' does make more sense, but I was simply copying from his service sheet ... I would never have known the words although of course I know the tune ;)

Forgot to mention a couple of things he has said to his nephew that were also printed on his order of service :

"When I'm alone I talk to myself. That's the only time I hear anything worth listening to"

(Ted by the way lived without a tv, preferring just to listen to his beloved music or watch a film on a dvd player)

and finally:

"When I die, I'd like to be buried with the only woman in the Australian Cemetery. We could have a lot of fun down under"

(We have a an Anzac cemetery in our churchyard that has been wonderfully looked after by villagers since the end of WWII )
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 13th, 2018, 9:27 am

Aww bless him ... he sounds a real star! He must've left you all with some great memories :D
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » January 16th, 2018, 9:15 pm

Can I have a candle, please, for a colleague of mine?
Her niece has died after a stroke.
She was just 26 and only got married last year.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 16th, 2018, 9:20 pm

Grassy, how very sad. My scented candle, blown out an hour ago, has now been relit for your colleague's niece. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » January 16th, 2018, 9:29 pm

Grassy, that's awful. I don't know how family and friends come to terms with losing a loved one so young.
No candles here I'm afraid but best wishes to all.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rainbow » January 16th, 2018, 9:48 pm

Grassy, that is really sad. No candles here either, but best wishes to your colleague and family, that's so young to have a stroke :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » January 17th, 2018, 1:26 pm

That is indeed too young and very sad. Condolences to friends and family.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 17th, 2018, 1:31 pm

So sorry Grassy... :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 17th, 2018, 2:10 pm

Grassy :hug: :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 17th, 2018, 2:51 pm

Grassy - :hug: :hug: what a shock and so sad. xx
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » January 17th, 2018, 9:10 pm

Poor little soul was in bits on Monday morning. She was so upset, our line manager offered to give her some time off, but she wanted to keep busy. She didn't need this to happen - she's expecting her second baby in July - and it's the first one's B-day on Sunday.
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