Last Friday, I had the "inurnment" of my husband's ashes at the National Cemetery. My sister, Marianne, and brother in law, Jim, and my daughter, Karen, were all in attendance. I was bitterly disappointed, as the funeral director did not arrange for an Honor Guard. I thought this had been discussed, but apparently not! Karen and I will have to arrange for this as my husband was so proud of his military service during WWII and Korea and he truly deserves this honor.
Things went even further south from there. Saturday it was necessary to bring my 12 yr old toy poodle to the emergency vet where he had to be put to sleep. Thank God, Karen was with me, and although it was hard on her as well, she helped me get through this ordeal. She is a very wise soul and distracted me for the rest of the weekend by taking me to the movies.