Yesterday friends and family gathered to say goodbye, and also to remember together.
Yesterday the celebration of her life took place, with the appreciation we wrote, the photos we chose, the people we invited, the pub we selected, the food we ordered, the cakes we baked, the flowers we arranged.
Yesterday we were together. We cried together and we laughed together.
Yesterday we shared stories, anecdotes, good food and good company.
Yesterday was the funeral. She would have heartily approved of all of it, and been proud of us (as she always was).
One last good laugh – Peggy Mitchell’s funeral gathering at the Vic (pub). And no, we didn’t finish it off by telling everyone to “gerrr outa my pub”! But she would definitely have seen the funny side if we had.
And today? today is about life going on. As it does. And rightly so.