A busy weekend

As I mentioned before, my sister Sylvia’s husband, Pete, passed away on March 10, and my mother, Julia, died on March 14.  Pete was 65 and Mom was 99.

Prior to the two funerals, I hosted a potluck dinner for the family at my home on Saturday.  We were overjoyed that my youngest sister from Virginia and my nephew from Bali were able to attend.

Here we are:

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On Sunday, we celebrated Pete’s life.  So many friends and relatives came:

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Hollis, David, and me:

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Pete’s son, Travis:

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Pete’s wife, Sylvia:

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Pete’s ashes were scattered at his favorite surfing spot, Kewalos.

On Monday, we celebrated my mother’s life at a Catholic church, where I read my eulogy:

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My grandkids placed roses on top of Mom’s casket, as we all did.  Mom’s casket now rests on top of my father’s casket:

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I am tired, now, and want quiet time.

12 Responses to “A busy weekend”

  1. Jan Says:

    I’m glad those difficult tasks are behind you now and you can rest. Sending my condolences and hope you will be able to move on.

  2. Linda Reeder Says:

    It was a sad time, indeed. And yet busy too. Now quiet time is in order.

  3. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Take time to recover from all this stress. You owe it to yourself.

  4. Christine Says:

    beautiful family! Sincere condolences.

  5. dkzody Says:

    That’s a lot of sorrow and grief to handle in such a short time. Hope you are doing well and have good memories to see your through these days.

  6. Bella Rose Says:

    I am sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful that everyone was able to be there.

  7. Suzanne Says:

    Condolences! What a hard year.

  8. mmmm Says:

    You have been very busy with sad things to do and your eulogy and all, the loss of immediate family members is very difficult..Take some time to have peace and joy..sending you some chants to help you have peace and you again!

  9. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    Rest and time to recoup your energies and thoughts is a good thing now, Gigi. Perhaps, you and David will take time away now.

  10. L....w Says:

    Time to rest and reframe when you’ve been through a lot.

  11. Olga Says:

    It is a testament to both Pete and your mother that so many travelled so far to pay respects. I would say a quiet rest is now in order.

  12. L....w Says:

    Now in Vegas some hotel employees ask if we’re Chinese. There are more and more coming each year.

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