This is by way of a big Thank You.
So many left messages after my previous scribble that I couldn’t possibly think up replies to each without sounding trite, or even worse, looking like a cut and paste job.
So thank you everyone. Anyone who has suffered a bereavement will know that messages of sympathy do mean a lot.
Incidentally I would like to thank Mac for his little post. You all know Mac and his inimitable style?
Another I have to mention is S.K.Orr. I came across his site when he commented here a short while ago and I have been reading his older posts ever since. I love his writing style and can easily picture his rural rambles with Jinx [his dog]. He describes me as “irascible” [I would say “world weary” is a better fit?] where he is the opposite. Nothing seems to annoy him except maybe snakes and Neighbour’s cattle. Even then I think the snakes tend to get off lightly.
I am just back from the funeral. It was a lovely service, if you can classify funerals as lovely. Daughter surprised everyone by giving an off-the-cuff speech which was poignant and happy at the same time, as only she can do. Pandanic regulations were still in force but there were few masks and at least two rooms full of friends and relations [at 50 to a room]. For a chap with Cerebral Palsy, Seán had one hell of a lot of friends, relations and admirers.
I have said my farewell, but never goodbye.
He lives forever in my memories.