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Funeral, Flowers and Fog

I’ve not blogged much recently because we have been a bit pre-occupied.  My father died at the end of November and on Dec 11th we went back to Upminster in Essex for the funeral.  My Father was 91 years old and had been suffering with cancer.  It was horrid to see him go downhill so his passing was a blessing in the end.  We had been regularly visiting him and saw him a week before his death.

The funeral was well attended as he had been very involved in the local community before he became ill.  It was a funeral mass.  Just my brother and his family and us two sent flowers.  This is the last photo I had taken with him back in July when he first moved into the care home.

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After the funeral the local ladies laid on sandwiches and tea in the church hall and we were able to go round and talk to all who had attended.  It was also really good to see all the family together as I hadn’t seen my niece or nephew for 4 years.

We left for the journey home in sunshine but on the M25 were met with a blanket of fog. As we travelled over the Queen Elizabeth bridge the fog was hanging over the docks.

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We were glad to be back home after the 4 hour drive.  It’s funny to think we have no reason now to go back to Upminster.  It was my childhood home, but now the house is sold and both my parents are dead, I can’t think we will ever go back there.

So a difficult week, but now we can start thinking about Christmas.

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