Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Remembering Our Late Recycled Teenager

Today of course was the funeral of our late Recycled Teenager who had dementia.
It has been a long few years...maybe a decade, of watching her slowly drift away from us.
More than the sadness of her not knowing who we were, was seeing the torment in her own mind.
Today therefore was a time to think about all she achieved in her life and remember the strong loving wife and mother she had been for seventy years.
I always knew she had been a hardworking lady, but this week we learnt new facts about her life that were amazing.
Firstly, one of her roles in the army during World War Two was to oversee the search lights over London for the bombing raids.
Who ever would have thought it!
How boring my life is going to seem after the heroism of her generation.
Another interesting fact was when her children were in their early teens, she worked in the refectory of a local college.
Every year a group of lecturers would hire a house in Cornwall...she was invited to bring her family for a free holiday in return for her taking on the cooking.
What a task that must have been, organising and preparing three cooked meals a day for everyone.
A lovely holiday for the teens, who learnt to surf down there...but hard work for poor mum!
The lecturers used to go mackerel fishing once a week....they would bring home their catch, where my dear Recycled Teenager would gut, clean, roll and sous.
What a smelly job!
There were of course many other interesting stories but of course as Christians, we were thrilled to hear that it is probably through my grandparents that she first attended a small church and there gave her heart to the Lord Jesus and spent the rest of her life serving Him.
There was more than enough food with plenty left over, so our packed lunches are sorted for the rest of the week and dinner tonight will be a mish mash of yesterdays leftovers and some of the left overs today.
I have for a long time thought that sandwiches are no longer as popular as they used to be, and today confirmed my thoughts.
We have stopped making them for children's parties...and even making considerably less today, hardly any were eaten...well that's not strictly true....the bacon and brie all went.
Wraps were popular, and what I would call "party food" were popular.
It was good to finally get home, have a cuppa and a chill out.
With Grandma and Grandad having returned home, all that's left is the memory of their company and the lovely flowers they gave us.
Actually....that's not true!!!
Since uploading the blog I found a little surprise waiting for me in the kitchen!
A bone shaped cutter!
Regular readers will know at Christmas Teen One and I made some doggy biscuits as presents for various pooches in the family...inspired by KirstieAllsop.
We didn't have any doggie cutters so used a candy cane cutter instead....I THRILLED to own this cute cutter!
Many thanks Grandma x
Daily Blessing
Wednesday February 10, 2016
Today's Verse:
   For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


  1. Amazing what you learn about someone at their funeral!! Such a shame we don't know about it long before, what interesting conversations we could have had!!
    Pleased you liked the 'bone cutter' I should have said that your cousin actually bought the cutter and asked me to bring it down. Well done on a difficult day.xxxx

    1. Oh...ok...will pass on my thanks then :) x