So today at midday is Sylvias funeral, saying goodbye to my best friend was always going to be hard but Covid made it even harder, but please read to the end…
The rules stated a max of 30, but now the local area has set the number at 16, so obviously her familiy had to take priority. But how sad for the family not to witness the love of many more who would have come under normal circumstances.
So many families have had to go through this situation during the last year, I know. But not to be there feel doubly sad. No hugs, no shared stories, the family having to go through the trauma alone.
I’ll be watching it on zoom so at least I’ll be apart of it if only from a distance. I’ll be holding a bar of the confectionary Turkish Delight. A strange choice you may think. But when we worked together, it was our private joke that at a certain time of the month, we would both bring in a bar of Turkish Delight, warning the other that today might not be the day to pick a fight with us and for no other reason, than we both liked it. It always made us laugh and it became our joke for ever more…we often shared a Turkish Delight….
My dear friend Sylvia
We shared so much laughter
Shared tears of joy
And tears of sadness
Always there for one another
Even when miles apart
I’ll never forget our years together
What will I miss? Where do I start…
One very special lady
One very special friend
Thoughtful, kind and caring
Even at the end
So let’s celebrate this special life
Let’s remember all her smiles
Let’s remember all the good times
Let’s remember her with style …….
P.S – I wrote this once I knew the date of Sylvia’s funeral and at the eleventh hour the crematorium changed its rules to allow all the people she wanted there to attend. So me, Sarah, Gemma and Stuart will be there after all. I’ll take my Turkish Delight with me and hold it in my hand instead of on my lap watching zoom. It’ll be a long day, a long journey there and back, but worth it to say goodbye in person…..and I know Sylvia will be watching down to make sure everything goes to her plans…..
P.P.S David and Sylvia shared an eclectic love of music, there was always music in the house., including Oasis…