Kitty dress (sleeves removed) - All Saints, gift from Megan
Logic Oxfords - Cydwoq
Wrist cuff - gift from Lynne
It's been a tough year of deaths. We lost two cats (one of the kittens and my elderly cat who lived with my grandparents), there was the unexpected death of a family friend, and this week we lost my husband's grandmother.
I've always been grateful for a long-lived small family. I got to meet almost every one of my great-grandparents. I'm the oldest grandchild/great-grandchild. My husband however is the youngest of four, and his grandmother, a sweet woman suffering from dementia, was 91. I did not know the real Nanny. Her disease had progressed many years by the time I first started dating my husband. However I've spent the past three years helping to watch her and give my in-laws some help whenever I could.
Aside from her mind, Nanny was a healthy lady. One of her last moments of clarity before she passed, she told my Mother-in-law that she was going to "fly over the housetops", and not too long later she was gone.
|Hubs in a Calvin Klein suit |
and shirt with thrifted Dior tie
I was quite surprised at the sartorial choices of the people visiting the funeral home. Many people eschewed black in favor of Nanny's favorite color, purple, or wore spring florals.
I actually got a few genuine compliments on my dress, so I assumed what I chose was alright. I think in the end it's important just to be there.