Saturday, 19 November 2005

Its still working

Old Jack Frost has been busy in the night ,Maurice was called in to work today ,I wasnt to happy about that,something to do with animal rights protesters ,hes in security ,so because of the nature of the job,I cant say more !as you will have gathered hes younger than me so is still working . Hes just called me, frost and fog ,all the way to work .try to be positive! hopefully a few frosts will kill off some of the silly bugs that have been doing the rounds .

The funeral yesterday went well,Ivy was such a favourite of mine (there Ive said it )and her husband Derek and her were such a devoted couple ,they were a pleasure to take care of .We arrived early enough to meet lots of old friends outside ,the crem ,The service started with a song by David Whitfield I didnt know it but it was a favourite of theirs obviously .The vicar was lovely said alot  of the things this dear couple had told me , and more .They have a lovely family , Many of whom Id met in the course of the job .They have two daughters and two sons ,grandchildren and great grandchildren ,Ivy was only seventy six ,not old by todays standards .Both her daughters live locally ,as do many grandchildren and their familys .The sons are further away, one son quite a high ranking officer in the RAF,stationed in Scotland wore his dress uniform and medals as his Dad had asked him too ,choked me up as he saluted his mothers coffin ,The youngest son ,lives in Las Vegas ,and plays in David Cassidys backing group .Afterwards we were invited back for refreshments at the public house Ivy and Derek kept before they retired ,Derek hugged me and said "I wish we could all still be together having our coffee and fags !"I told him Im coming over again in December to work  ,and would come to visit so to make sure he has the kettle on !Oh yes the tears flowed ,She loved you ,you know Derek said so do I ,................there are some lovely people out there you know and a pleasure to work with ,I havent done this entry to make you sad ,I hope, just sharing my highs and lows.And in a way my tribute to Ivy who touched my life with warmth and love ,and hope she knew it was returned ,Good night, God Bless dear friend .

Lots to do today ,some shopping ,the everbloominglasting ironing ,I might even cut out the skirt from the new material ,I bought .Have a good day my friends keep warm .         with love   Jan xx

 

13 comments:

jaymact1 said...

Lovely story about nice people. Hope you get all those chores done and then get the skirt cut out. Love Joan.

ally123130585918 said...

Jan such a lovely tribute to Ivy...She must have been a pleasure to know....Enjoy doing your ironing...lol....and have a good shopping trip.....Ally

jeanno43 said...

I am glad that Ivy had such a good send-off. Her family sounds lovely.  You must met some wonderful people.  Enjoy your ironing lol.

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madcobug said...

I am sorry that you have lost one of your friends.
Hope your ironing goes fast for you. Hope you soon get your skirt cut out and sewn up. Helen

labdancer51 said...

How touching Jan,  I`m glad that the day went as well as possible, it always helps if there is a nice vicar.

Sandra xxxx

kokoapuffy1 said...

Lovely tribute for Ivy, Jan. Hope you got your shopping and ironing done, so that you can work on that new skirt.   ~Deborah

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rachealcarol said...

A touching entry Jan, it's easy to see how much you cared for her. I'm glad she had much love round her.

You can do my ironing too if you like.  You keep warm too. Rache xx

faircolleen said...

Ivy was very special to you. .I can tell.Got a lump in my throat reading her son saluted the coffin. . what a beautiful thing to do.

sarajanesmiles said...

Ivy obviously meant alot to you my dear, I'm glad the day went well.  So sad for her husband, I just can't imagine.
Sara   x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan
What a lovely entry in your journal today - its so nice to know there are special people like you giving unconditional love.
Take care
Luv Jayne
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icklemisssexpot said...

What a nice entry...It's sad and she wasn't old at all...My mum is only just turned 74 and i don't see her as old...It's good to see they both care about you as much as you cared for them...Got a lump in my throat reading about her son saluting her coffin, so touching...Will send you my ironing soon <ggg>   Caff xxxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan that was a lovely caring tribute to your  dear friend Ivy, you will miss seeing her when you go to that court again, but I bet Derek will enjoy seeing you and talking of old times together. Sorry Maurice had to go into work on his day off.
Love Jeanxx

jmoqueen said...

I'm glad Ivy's funeral went well :-)  Bless her family and husband.