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Catching Up

June 28th, 2011 at 07:35 pm

We're back from five days in Minnesota for my mom's funeral, cleaning out her apartment, and winding things up. I'm so thankful (again) to have such a great brother. He's the executor of her estate and is so diligent and careful about everything.

The funeral was lovely and meaningful. Years ago she chose a picture of herself she particularly liked--having a great time at my dad's retirement party. We put that on the memorial folder, my sister-in-law found someone (only in Minneapolis!) to sing her favorite hymns in Swedish, and we had a lovely lunch afterwards. The only thing missing was having her there.

We brought a car full of her things home that I need to go through. Anyone need some plastic hangers? ;-)

Again I'm struck at how few tangible things are left.
And how much the intangibles mean.
Thank you all again for your kind words during all this. It's much appreciated.

3 Responses to “Catching Up”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    So glad you had a nice service. I hope things will get easier for you.

  2. laura Says:

    It sounds like a memorial your mom would have enjoyed - love the singing of her favorite hymns in Swedish!! Hopefully things will settle down for you now. Take care!

  3. Jerry Says:

    That must indeed have been a special tribute to your mom. Blessings to you...

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