Yesterday morning we had Grandma's cremation, which was a beautiful, fitting but terribly sad ceremony as we said our goodbyes to the woman we all loved so much and got so many different things from.
It was very emotional, i had been dealing pretty well with her death this week, but had a big cry and mini breakdown during the service.
After some drinks and snacks and light lunch , we ( my extended family) went our separate ways for the time being, to prepare for the big family dinner tonight.
Us grandchildren ( as in my grandmother's grandchildren) we all making dinner together and making sure our parents didn't have to lift a finger as they had been doing so much to prepare the two services we are having for Grandma.We all gathered again early evening, for a dinner of curry and hanging out. And of course watching the football. This may sound distasteful to you, but it was the opposite. As my grandma was a big sports nut , and also a big footy nut, it was an appropriate wait to celebrate her and to end what had been already an emotional day.
Jude Bolton playing his 300th game image from hereAnd doubly so for me , because my team the Swans was playing Collingwood who they hadn't beaten for 11 games, and the winner of this game would be going through to the Grand Final.
Well we all like to think Grandma had something to do with it, as the Swans won, and stopped the 11 game run jinx.
It couldn't have been a more appropriate end to what had been a celebration of her life. Especially as Grandma also had a big soft spot for the swans.