Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WOYWW 5-17-17

Just a quick post today. I haven't been making cards lately, because all of my time and energy have gone to planning my brother's memorial service and getting the house company ready.

We had the service on May 6th. Here is the bulletin I created.

I didn't take a picture of the inside, but on the inner front cover there was a short biography, and on the other page the order of service.

Here is the photo collage in its final glory. 

And here it is on the memorial table.

The Scripture on the table seems appropriate,  doesn't it?

I was very happy that all of my extended family was able to come. I haven't seen a lot of them in 6 years! Here is a group photo taken in our living room. 

I have a better photo somewhere but can't find it right now. Anyway, this is me, one hubby, 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, 6 grandchildren, 1 sister, 2 nephews, 1 niece, and 1 great-nephew. Whew! The only person missing is my poor brother-in-law, who flew 500 miles only to get sick.

Hmmm, I  guess this post is a bit longer than I had planned! Hubby and I are taking a much needed break in Wisconsin for a couple of weeks. The service and the visiting with family was a unique mix of sorrow and joy.  We all vowed to get together more often and not just for sad occasions.

Have a great week and be sure to visit some very talented crafters at


  1. It's so so hard. I lost a brother I law in March, my sister is just plain lonely and my heart hurts for her. I understand what you mean about the visitors too, we put off getting together for too long. I hope Wisconsin helps.

    1. Thank you, Julia. I think it might be helping, though I'm fighting off a raging sinus infection right now (I didn't pay much attention to my diet lately). I hope your sister finds some activities to get involved in and friends to do things with.

  2. Hi Suzanne, it is true, all too often family all meet up at funerals & memorials. So sad, but then, we always feel we have plenty of time for doing stuff, never accepting we do not know how much time we really may have. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

  3. I seem to see a lot of my relatives only at funerals too, now that everyone is either past marrying age or not there yet! hope you feel better soon, do look after yourself. Helen #1

  4. My Uncle passed at just 57 years old - such a young age! You did your brother proud with the memorial - a beautiful tribute.

    Bubbles #22

  5. It's lovely when all the family get together though if you're like us it just doesn't happen very often. The photos are lovely. Have a great crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela x15x

  6. Blessings to one and all. My heart goes out to you and yours.
    Rose of Rose's Art Garden

  7. Everything you did was very nice. It is so bitter sweet when loved ones pass. I'm glad you were able to enjoy family. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #39

  8. Oh, I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your brother - what a sad time for you all. The memorial table was a good thing to do and I'm glad you were able to meet family as well.
    Hugs, LLJ 6 xx

  9. That must have been difficult to make that memorium, but it turned out very well. Too bad it takes a death in the family to get everyone together - we have had that experience as well, and this year we are trying to get everyone together without having a funeral involved! Thanks for your visit earlier, Lindart #33

  10. Enjoy your break after such a sad time. The memorial table looked amazing and it must have been some comfort to be surrounded by such a large number of family members. Sarah #17