After a five day trip with the oldest DS to meet up with DH for his brother's funeral we flew home . What a sad occasion to have to attend for one so young and that had fought so hard . We did meet a few relatives we had never met before , a neice-in-law and possible a future one too ! A couple grand nephews and a baby bump ... what a legacy to leave behind . The funeral was hard but oh so necessary , the video was a reminder of days gone by .... too bad the CD wouldn't play on their sound system ( and that they would have checked the disc before the funeral ! ) Big & Rich singing " Holy Water " and " He stopped Loving her today " by George Jones were to have been played along with his favorite " Put Me in Coach ! " as Gary was such a baseball fan and coached for almost 30 years . The day following the funeral found the male relatives and a few male friends heading out to the " SHACK " where many days were spent plotting the demise of " the one that got away and didn't make it into the record books ! " . Their final farewell to Gary was one of stories , friendship and a toast given by one of his sons that brought them all to tears . He will truly be missed by all . The younger generation has promised to carry on at the " SHACK " and try get into that record book ! It was hard to leave his widow Judy but she has a loving family to help her through the next while and she has promised to stay in touch and come visit .
Things have been busy here since we have got home . DD came up for a night with our Little Man and it was so nice to have them here , even if it was a short visit ! We did some power shopping and the little man cooperated so good ! LOL ! Dh was only home for a couple of days before leaving on a business trip which has taken him away throughout this weekend . He is home one day before he heads west for a day or two then is back east for 2 days ! We are hoping to get away camping for a weekend as the season is just leaving far too quickly ! Fall is in the air and the maple tree shows how close it is ! Where did summer go ?