My mother-in-law died during the night, and we’ve been dashing around West Lothian doing the things you have to do at these times. Fortunately Jane was able to spend some quiet time with her mother yesterday evening, and so their final parting was calm and peaceful.
We’re now organising the funeral, which Jane wants to be a family affair. She has written a eulogy, which I will read on her behalf, and she’s chosen the music, which I’ve been able to source (how did they do it before the internet?). Peggie used to sing quite often, and she’d regale her fellow care home residents with songs, and poems recited from memory, so we’re going to remind friends and family of some of her favourites.
She’ll be buried in Bathgate, beside her husband (who died in 1972) and her youngest daughter, who died a few days after being born.