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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Farewell to Jody

This weekend we set of on the 200km journey up to Hastings.  Rather a sad trip this time, to support my sister Kathleen and Dennis as their younger daughter died of a brain hemorrhage in Australia last week, where she had lived for some years.  We joined family and friends at a  memorial get together on Saturday to remember Jody and celebrate her life.  Her older sister put together a photo board showing aspects of Jody’s life, and friends had sent or brought around some lovely floral tributes.

We are staying at an apple orchard in Hastings, and apple picking is still in full swing.  Some of the people staying here in their caravans and motor-homes have seasonal work at the nearby packing houses.  Boxes of apples are waiting to be collected and taken to the processing centre.   

Staying at the apple orchard

After recently completing my yo-yo Rudolph the Reindeer, I had packed my bag of yo-yos to make the next seasonal yo-yo toy, a snowman.  And got this little lot gathered together over the weekend, so I’m quite pleased about that.

Yo-yos for a snowman


Nancy J said...

So sad Jenny, and to lose a daughter, when parents naturally think they will go first. Thoughts with you all, and red rosy apples, maybe they are the colour of life.

Kate said...

My condolences, Jenny.

Maria said...

Sorry to read of the loss of your niece.🤗😘

Tired Teacher said...

My condolences for your family's loss.

Julierose said...

It just doesn't seem right that a child goes before her parents, does it? So sad;
Love your snowman yo-yos...very creative to use red/white fabrics too...hugs, Julierose

crazyquilter said...

So sorry to hear of your sister's loss. Glad you could be there to support them at the memorial service.
All those lovely red apples - very tempting.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Jenny. My deepest sympathy to your family x
Sweet little puffs and those boxes of apples look so fresh and delicious. Take care xx

Jenny said...

Thank you so much for all your messages on the loss of my niece Jody. We were so pleased to be able to attend the memorial for her.

Janice said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. It is the weather for snow men. Rather an appropriate project.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so sorry for your loss - it is always so much sadder it seems when it is one younger than us. I have been lucky so far and we have not lost any of the younger generations of our family - I know one day it will happen.
Your orchard camping looks fun