My Aunt Kay died a week ago she was 76 years old. The funeral was yesterday. My Mother is fighting a bad cold, she sent my Father out to go to the funeral with us. My other baby brother and she who sees robin’s first went too. Far Guy stayed home…good thing too as the perfumy smell of cleaning products assaulted you as soon as you opened the door of the church.
My Aunt Kay was married to my Uncle Clarence, Butch was his nickname. They raised four children together and then divorced. I had not seen my cousins in about 24 years. It was good to see them at the funeral…now they are in their 50’s except for Holly who is going to be 48 she was born on our wedding day back in 1969.
My Aunt Kay was a very kind woman, she was a good mother and grandmother. I have many good memories of her when I was growing up. I saw her and my uncle just about every week at my grandparents for Sunday dinner. Their place on Little Floyd Lake where they raised chinchillas. The new home they built together that had a double fireplace was beautiful. We butchered chickens one summer out on a picnic table in the yard. My Dad worked at the “shop” there and we would visit him there in the spring. When Far Guy and I picked out Mom and Dad’s White German Shepard puppy in Ada Minnesota…we took the pup as far as Uncle Butch and Aunt Kay’s place so my parents could pick her up.
The Funeral Sermon was short and sweet and to the point. Ashes to ashes dust to dust. Laugh and enjoy your time here on earth whatever troubles you encounter won’t matter in heaven. Death has lost it’s sting because Jesus died on the cross.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I took a photo inside the church so my Mother could see all the flowers.
After the afternoon service we joined with the family for coffee and bars…all kinds mainly chocolate!
I took some photos of my Uncle and Aunt’s wedding album…they got married in October of 1960.
My baby brother was the ring bearer.
The parents looking at the ring. Those are my grandparents on the right. Grandma wore gloves and grandpa had some dark hair.
The wedding cake photo with a bunch of little girls looking on. One is me, I am the tallest, my Aunt Karen is next to me…down in front the little gal with the great expression on her face might be relatives from the other side of the family or it might be cousins La Rae, Vickie or Diane.
From weddings to the grave…my Uncle Butch died in 1993 and now Aunt Kay in 2017.