Today was quite a bit different from any of the days I have had this past week. Today I attended to a funeral for my long ago best friend, Heather's brother. I was deeply saddened for the family's loss, as I would for anyone who has a loss of their loved one.
The funeral was at 11:00 am at the Anglican Church in my Hometown of Southampton, Ontario. I thought the Minster to be awesome, especially since she had never met Doug in all of his 65 years. Doug's children spoke, who all did amazing, as well as his brother-in-law, and friend of ours, Bill. I was happy to have ran into an acquaintance who I knew going in, so I sat with her and her husband. This was good, thanks Joleen.
Afterwards a luncheon was put on at the Southampton Legion for everyone who had attended. Wow ... times like these are like walking down "memory lane" from many Years long gone by. I was thrilled to see my old friend, as we had not seen each other in what I am sure has been 25 Years.
Ha ! I had told my friend, Heather, when I had moved back to Bruce County that her younger brother, Gordie, had a "crush" on me way back when (he is 7 years younger than I or more), so he had confessed to me. She had a laugh and said everyone had a "crush" on me way back then as I was such a looker and still am. Well flattery got her everywhere, as I then realized again why we had been such best friends back then.
She was laughing when reminicing about her and our other friend, Debbie, both being 3 years older then me, dragging me about with them everywhere they went way back when. BAD INFLUENCE she said they had been on me, but they always looked after me, if my memory serves me correct. Funny after they had gotten married it wasn't long after we all drifted apart ... they both had relocated down in London, Ontario.
Heather also touched down on some pretty *sad* memories of how times had been for me growing up. I am happy her and her family had been there in my life throughout those times. Funny you think you get over some of those things after many many years have past, but they still can sometimes feed into your emotions. All I can say I became a Caregiver at a very young age ... maybe some day I will be able to express it all and be done with it all as a memory, keeping it exactly where it belongs ... way back then.
Hahaha... I had some laughs with her one brother, as he used to share a drive with my Dad and others way back when the Nuclear Plant first began at Douglas Point ... now called Bruce Power. It was like "oil" had been found in the jobs being offered to an area that had little industry other to speak of much then Furniture Factories back in the late 70's.
I also was able to meet old friends I had grown up with, and even a couple Mother's of old school friends. I even had someone I used to babysit for when I am sure I had been 13 years old, come to me to say "hello" and ask how I was. She was from a family who used to live not far from my Mom and Dad's home.
Today had held many "Bittersweet Memories" for me.
Leaving the house at 9:45 am I never returned back home until after 3:00 pm, as I had also met up with "Crabby Cabbie" at the Southampton Tim Horton's for a coffee together. He is a sweetheart, and I do LOVE him so much. How many people get to marry one of their best friends in their lifetime ... it took awhile but I really have never regretted us finding each other. Wow ... I am feeling pretty melancholy today, with so many old memories being stirred up within me I suppose.
On a "lighter" note I found a "chit" in my Mailbox for a parcel to be picked up downtown. After I cleaned the bathroom, made a couple of phone calls, and sent a fax off, I headed on downtown to claim my parcel.
I was so excited as it was the gift box from the Secret Sister Swap Carla over at My 1/2 Dozen Daily had organized for a bunch of us gals .....
Funny I have so much more inside I want to say, but for some reason it is all stuck down within myself somewhere. Regardless, I am here, I am happy and it is all good at this present moment, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".