thoughts on the queen mum's funeral
This was written in response to a post from someone about the sadness surrounding the queen's
mothers funeral, and various other sadness things.
Actually the reports I've been hearing have all been rather positive -
ie mood at funeral good, focussed on positive aspects of her life
etc. I mean she had a good innings, she enjoyed life and now i guess
if you are christian she is heading off to enjoy her rewards in the
My great grandmother is a year older than the queen mother - they
share the same birthday tho - and my greatgrandmother being english
has always done the royal family thing - like the whole hanging on til
she turned 100 to get her letter from the queen and all.
Anyway - with the sameness in age to the queens mum - i always
believed the two of them would die at the same time...*shrug* this
doesn't appear to have happened - but as such I've being paying more
attention to the queen mum thing then I usually would to royal family
My great grandmother is old, she's in a nursing home, she can hardly
see or hear - and her quality of life is not what one would describe
as good. That said - we've been told that its her last christmas for
the past 20 years or so. She's a surviver - when she was 60 she had
nasty cancer judged inoperable - and was sent home with three weeks to
live. Its been a very long three weeks.
That said when she dies - its not going to be a suprise, and in some
ways it will be a blessing. I'm a big fan of what you believe in
being real for you, so she will go to the heaven she believes in.
She's had a long life. She is living history and facinating to talk
to, it will be sad, because there are all those stories I haven't
heard yet, and she is the only one who can tell them. But I for one
hope that when she dies her funeral will be a celebration of her life.