Friday, April 18, 2008

Pink for a funeral?

We went to see Vanessa's parents yesterday and they are doing better. The shock has worn off a little bit, and they're doing what needs to be done and have made the necessary funeral arrangements (now that the coroner has released her body).

I was told by my sister-in-law that Vanessa's favorite color was pink and they want everyone to wear that color for her funeral.


What scares me is I'm too large a woman to be wearing solid pink. I did once and my family shielded their eyes. I think I could be seen me from orbit.

Okay, I can wear pink and black--I got it in black and white from the newspaper.
See Vanessa was a very pretty girl, but her hair was longer than this though.

We went shopping and my husband found a very pretty lite pink tie that he'll wear with a white shirt and black pants and jacket. My daughter found a white shirt and a pink tank top that'll double as a camisole that she'll wear with black pants.

And me? I found two pink blouses; one I'll wear at the memorial service with a pair of gray pants, the other to the funeral with a pair of black pants.

Next I need to found a pretty plant or lovely pot of pink flowers to take to the funeral.


On a different subject;

To cap off a truly awful week; my daughter's cat Suzu was attacked, we think, by a dog.

My daughter doctored her and she seems to be recovering; mostly she has been sleeping, but she has eaten and drank some and used the litter box.

I just hope it wasn't a rabid coyote that bit her.*shudder*


megz_mum said...

Pink will be a lovely colour for the memorial service/funeral.
Good luck for the poor cat also

Merle said...

Dear Janice ~~ The idea of Pink sounds nice for the services for that dear girl. Funerals are not as sad as they used to be. More a celebration
of life. It won't be easy, and I am so sorry this has been such a sad week for you. Thank you for your visit and kind words. Glad you are pleased with the award. Take care,
my friend. Will be thinking of you.
Love, Merle.

Janice said...

Hi Mum,

At least the pink isn't as gloomy as the traditional black.

Poor Suzu is slowly recovering, and we're gonna keep her inside for a while too.

Hi Merle,

I'll suck it up and wear pink for Vanessa. I think her mom waited it to be a celebration of her dear girls life, and want everyone to remember her life not her death.

I love the award thank you for destowing it on me.

Take care everyone and have a nice weekend,

Merle said...

Dear Janice ~~ Thank you for sending Ann a Happy Birthday - she is an amazing lady. I am glad that you and your daughter enjoyed the Donkey story, and like you, I'm glad the donkey had the last laugh,
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Gwen said...

Hi Janice.
It's hard to find the words at this sad time,and yes 15 is far too young.
Stay strong Janice talk soon.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I just hope Ann can read the email I sent her, the last I heard her computer was down.

Loved the donkey story, keep 'em coming.

Hi Gwen,

Thank you so much for the comment.

Take care everyone,
and hug your children or grandchildren, etc. a little longer,
Lady Jan~