Da Mama’s Party

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Jeff’s mom did not want a formal funeral, she wanted us to have a party for her at the cottage.  And so we did.  Her cousin came from Wisconsin, Jeff’s cousins made a special trip up just for the occasion too.  Along with some of her best friends and neighbors from the beach….Dan and  Char, the Allen family, and Cres.  I know she would have been very pleased with her party!

 

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After dinner we assembled around the bonfire.  We told stories…everyone had something to say.  And  I think all of us shed a few tears, and realized just how much we miss her. 

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Life will never be the same without her strong character as an anchor, and her loving heart and caring presence  in our lives.   But she taught us well.  

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Quite a few family members are missing from this toast to d’mama on her birthday.  

5 responses »

  1. Just the way she wanted it… loved every smile and every tear from every person.
    And ditto the thanks to all of the work to prepare for it all.
    I love my family!

  2. And what a send-off it was- a big “Thank You” to everyone involved from planning- to prepping the beach- cooking -to cleaning or just showing up — We did Da-Mama proud–

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