Monday, October 27, 2008

Uh, another joke :)

Forgive me, my great grandfather passed away. Then, without being told of his death, his wife, who was in the hospital, died two days after him (doesn't that give you chills). I hope I can die that way, when I lived a good, long, healthy life and within days of my husband. So, I was at their funeral over the weekend and it was so nice to remember them and to know that they are together forever.

I was able to play the organ at their funeral. For those who know me, I love, love, love music and feel it can really set the mood, faster than spoken words. I chose songs that were pensive,but not tragic, uplifting, but not cheery. My own soul feels grateful to have known my great grandparents and to know that my own children have a few happy memories of their own about their great, great grandparents.

Here's a cute little joke for you:

A woman's husband was stationed overseas, when her four-year-old daughter decided that she needed a baby brother.
"Good idea," the mother told her, "but don't you think we should wait until your father's home?"
The little girl had a better idea, "Why don't we just surprise him?!"


Marie' said...

That is so great that your great grandparents were only apart from each other for a couple days. Scott eats well and exercises faithfully so that he can live as long as me.

I wish I could be there to hear your organ.
I am accompanying the choir in our ward, and although I hate having to practice, I often feel inspired from the music. It sings to my otherwise busy and somewhat frazzled mind.

Susan said...

I didn't know you played the organ? I took a workshop at church to learn how to play the organ but so far no one has asked to hear my feeble skills. I never knew my great-grandparents. All had died way before I was born. I think it's neat that you had a chance to get to know them before they passed away.

SuburbiaMom said...

Oh, I am just your average pianist-turned-organist. I much prefer the sound of the piano to the organ, but organ seemed more fitting for a funeral.

Jacy said...

I'm sorry for your loss. But how wonderful that they were able to be reunited again so quickly.