Mudcat Café message #470168 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34329   Message #470168
Posted By: Morticia
25-May-01 - 07:54 AM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: RE: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Well, my dear friends, it is over and we got through it with dignity.I honestly felt your presence at the service, I could almost see you, a host of kind, amazing people willing me on whilst I sang for David for the last time.Noreen did a beautiful job of Ae Fond Kiss,( Susan's suggestion) his nephew read the Emerson piece contributed by Mrs Duck, Gomez and I did Caledonia ( thank you Spot) and Liz sang Amazing Grace which several people suggested.

Fiona got up and spoke about her dad in as honest,funny and courageous a fashion as someone many years older might not have managed.Everyone was moved to tears by the love and grief in her voice and on her face. He would have been so proud of both his children.I'm proud enough for both of us.

On a lighter note, we had such a good time at the wake bit afterwards that the landlord came over several times to ask us to be a bit quieter.So we took our songs, and memories and laughter back to my house and had a thoroughly proper Mudcat send-off for him. He would have liked that a lot.

I know I have said this before, but I'm not worried about repeating myself in this case. You are a wonderful bunch of people.Your love, support and suggestions got me through the worst two weeks of my life and I can never thank you enough.To quote the song I sang yesterday " I'm steady thinking my way is clear"....I am, we are and we will be fine.Thank you all.