Thursday, 30 June 2011

Ten Years Today

This isn't a proper blog post - I'm planning on getting back to those really, really soon, promise - but just a little memorial for Pat, and for me, because I feel I have to mark the tenth anniversary of her death - and not just with my own ritual of sitting in the garden on our (now crumbling but still there - just) seat with all the usual accompaniments, and remembering and being sad and happy and lonely all at the same time, which I did early this morning in the sun and the birdsong.

It's ten years today without her in my life - still can't believe it... Still miss her so much. Still think about her every day. The things below are what we always had by way of celebrating absolutely anything, and what we said we'd have at our funerals when were at least 97...

So, Pat, love, if you're up there laughing your socks off because I'm now 10 years older than you and about to become a grandmother (you'd have been an ace Great Auntie Pat!) - this is for you with love, always...

Blue and yellow irises - our favourite flowers in our favourite racing colours on so many happy occasions. Nothing more to say on that score!

Cream slice - our favourite cake. Such a lot of fun to be had with them - and so much mess to be made - and so much licking of fingers etc (and not necessarily our own or each other's!) afterwards...


Cristal champagne - we always raised a glass at every opportunity - and then some!




And finally - Wrigleys spearmint chewing gum - for reasons far too rude and personal and private jokey to post here - and she'll know why!

10 comments:

Debs Carr said...

Hugs to you. I remember reading about your friend Pat on your website and seeing the pictures of you both. x

Christina Jones said...

Thanks Debs. The post was pretty self-induglent - but seemed much more personal than just putting a notice in the local paper or something. The memories are all happy ones. Cx

womagwriter said...

Lovely memories, Christina.

Karen said...

That's sad but lovely too - a great tribute :o)

alzamina said...

blessings and hugs. I planted a rose when one of my friends died and it is always in flower at the anniversary. Did you know they do lovely apricot pink rose called Patricia?

Sue x

Karen said...

Obviously a very sad day, but the blog post was a lovely way to remember Pat - I too recall her pictures etc on your website, she had such a happy face. The flowers, champagne, cream cake etc are such lovely memories, we should all hold onto things which make relationships special, & keep those memories alive.

Christina Jones said...

womag - thank you. Just wanted to mark the date with something that wasn't too mawkish. She's probably laughing at me now though... Cx

Christina Jones said...

Karen - thank you. Hope she smiled at them too. Cx

Christina Jones said...

alzamina - thank you - and what a lovely idea. No, I didn't know about the Patricia rose - but I'm going to get one. Brilliant - thanks again. Cx

Christina Jones said...

Karen - thank you. Yes, she was a very happy girl. Always. And you're right - the tiny personal things are so important to keep the memories alive. Cx