In mid November we lost the youngest of our Brother-in-laws, (in fact he was the 'youngest' of the close adult family) a real gem of a guy and he will be sorely missed.
Then, on the 22nd December another brother-in-law, this one the eldest of us all, 'stroked out' and died on the 23rd without waking up. His Funeral was Friday, the 31st December. So in all, my two surviving sisters had a very sad Christmas and New Year period - both in mourning and the latter one in crisis.
To top it all off my eldest sister, now living alone, fell down the back steps lacerated her lips and face, blackened both eyes and chipped a tooth requiring a crown replacement. Also did not do her arthritic wrists and knees any good.
Be that as it may, life goes on for us who remain and we must just get on with living - what is the alternative?
To you all I wish you:
And it comes with the sincere wish that 2011 will be all that you hope and wish it to be for yourselves and whoever else is important to you all!