Friday, June 13, 2008

Skywatch for Jean


This week's skywatch picture is dedicated to my sister Jean. I wrote about her in this earlier post.

On Monday she was cremated at Pontefract Crematorium. The service was led by a chaplain whom Jean had met on frequent visits to the Prince of Wales Hospice. The music chosen was Charlie Rich: "Most Beautiful Girl"

The funeral was very well attended. Afterwards we all went up Marl Pit Hill to the Kings Croft Hotel next door for refreshments. The photograph is taken from the hotel carpark looking at a field of poppies inside the crematorium grounds. In the far background can be seen the TV mast at Emley Moor.

The weather was beautiful. On our way home we stopped briefly at Wessenden Head - see my haiga on Summer Haiku 2008.

Listen to and enjoy the music.

Please note that comments are not compulsory - please do NOT say "sorry for your loss" - I've heard it said too many times on CSI and other programmes and the words come across as a hollow and inappropriate cliche - even if well meant.

For more Skywatch Friday posts visit Wigger's World.

34 comments:

  1. ok no sorry!
    But some of us have you in our minds

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  2. Gerald: What a great tribute to your sister.

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  3. This is a very nice tribute. Beautiful!

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  4. This picture will stay in my mind for a long long time.

    So very beautiful.

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  5. Very appropriate picture and music.

    PS I know the feeling...

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  6. This post and the other are a strong tribute to your sister, Gerald. In my tradition we say, May her memory be for a blessing.

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  7. the poppies are so cheery esp since red is my fav color I love seeing it next to the deep green

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  8. Excellent photo, I'm sorry, can not feel the smell. Congratulations.

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  9. What a great photo for your sister Gerald.This photo will have a special place in your heart.

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  10. great catch for SWF! the twinkling sky seemed to throbs off to one body, timed for a common pulse. Mine's up too hope you can drop by.

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  11. Great tribute and photo for your sister!
    You are lucky for having known the most beautiful girl and sister in the world.
    Take care!

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  12. Very beautiful and what a nice tribute to your sister.

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  13. Thank you for sharing this with us, Gerald.

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  14. Hi there to you Gerald and I love your picture and your tribute as I read your previous post ......lovely tribute .....come and see my bride in the sky..if you already visited then thanks...cheers!!

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  15. A truly memorable post! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  16. Beautiful and very thuching post.Thank you for sharing!

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  17. The red poppies add just the right touch to this photo. Well done.

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  18. Somehow, I suspect that Jean would adore this! Beautifully done, Gerald!

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  19. Your tribute was wonderful and your grief, quite obvious. I will not offer my "sorry for your loss" comments... I understand that completely. But a prayer went up for you this moment.

    Jennifer

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  20. I won't intrude then, apart form saying it's a very peaceful image to to view.

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  21. You've said it all already. Very fitting tribute. Beautiful pictures.

    Gary
    Bodge's Bulletin

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  22. This was a very touching post, Gerald. The photo is beautiful.

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