sorry to hear that scribe
Thanks dynastar. It was a great funeral as far as funerals go. It is amazing what you find out about your mother at funerals. Evidently as a young girl during the depression my mother went to 5 primary schools, they were poor and the Father took work where he could. At some stage the family home burnt to they ground and they lost everything they owned and my mother was accused of being an arsonist. Latter on their nanny burned down another house and my mother was cleared of the blame for the first one. They all lived in a tin shed for 2 years, mother father and seven children She had six months secondary school only and left to milk the cows to keep the family solvent.
She had 5 children 13 grandchildren and 27 grandchildren present today. She was well off. Held a drivers licence. Hardly had a days sickness in her life. And took a bow 5 days after they discovered she had Leukemia. She was 92.
We buried Marge today on the Hill at Ohaupo next to her husband on a beautiful sunny winters day in a spot that looks out over the farmland to Mount Pirongia. In that direction her family once farmed and behind her was the family farm where she and my father farmed for over forty years.
God I can go on at times cant I ?