Saturday, July 22, 2017
As everybody probably already knows, it was another hot day. At least in Atlanta it was hot and we had no showers or clouds. It did seem to cool off a little shortly before dark. The forecast is looking better for some cooler days to come. Sure hope they are right.
We left Randy and Debra’s house this morning in route to Senoia, Georgia where Anne’s brother, Jim, lives – about 4 hours. Anne’s sister-in-law, Marguerite, died June 4, 2017 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Most of the family was together at that point in time but the Celebration of Life service was postponed until today because Anne’s nephew, Joseph is a Marine and was in Okinawa and could not be here until now. We arrived at Jim’s about 1:00 this afternoon and parked FRED in front of his house, but could only connect to a 20amp. We could have run the generator, but since Jim has plenty of bedrooms we decided to stay in the house with him. We didn’t think he really wanted to come home to an empty house after the service.
The service was held at the Veranda, a B&B in historical Senoia. The house was built in 1906 as the Holberg Hotel. There were lovely sitting rooms and a nice large room for the service and the meal that followed. It was a great time to be with family and close friends and offer support to each other as we shared our memories of Marguerite. It was a sad day in some ways, but a good day as well. We all know that Marguerite is waiting for us to join her in heaven one day. Rest In Peace Marguerite. Please continue to pray for Jim as he works through his horrible grief and also pray that God will give us the wisdom and words needed to be there for him.