Thank you so much for all your kind words, dedications and time given to thinking of Mum/Viv during the time of her funeral. In particular, thanks to Linda Cosgriff, Becky Giles and Restless Jo from the blogging community who managed to make it in person.
Linda/Tilly Bud/the Laughing Housewife had a very dramatic journey by train as there was a problem with the overhead lines on the East Coast Mainline and her train was delayed. She sneeked into the funeral late but still managed to get up and read Mum’s epitaph posted earlier.
I read one of Mum’s poems, The Poetry of Every Day, about her life in France. Thanks again to Linda for coming up with a list of good poems of Mum’s to choose from.
Donations on the day and on our Just Giving page raised an impressive total of £277.50 for Cancer Research.
Restless Jo dedicated the following 6-Word-Saturday to Mum and wrote a lovely blog about the ceremony.
I would like to produce a book/booklet of the best of Mum’s poems but I did not inherit her linguistic skills so need your help to make suggestions about what poems I should include!
Rest assured, her blog will be kept live with me as adminstrator although you will have to put up with lots of bad English and grammar as Mum was my proof reader.