Versatile Style by Tracey

Funerals and A Twist in our Ireland Trip

Posted on: July 20, 2014

Friday My husband and I attended the funeral of a previous co-worker of his…

When someone in their fifties dies without warning, 

It makes us all stop and think of how it really can happen anytime…


This is what I wore….. 

I actually felt very weird photographing this oufit before the funeral…


It doesn’t show up well here, but the top is pleated around the neckline and belted….

My Ying/Yang necklace feels like an appropriate symbol for a funeral…

My Bj’s still carries this necklace if anyone wants to check their own…


I am glad I opted for flats as we went out to a bar at the beach and I did a lot of standing….

Dear Readers, 

My husband and I always remark after funerals about how seeing everyone is always a wonderful part of the process, but a shame that we don’t do get togethers more often… 

Many years ago, my husband lost his grandfather, uncle and grandmother within a short time frame…. He hated the idea of leaving anything unsaid and responded by writing a beautiful letter to his Uncle, his Godfather, a man who’d been such a big part of his life to tell him how much he’s meant to him…   

And wouldn’t you know it… his uncle called the morning of the funeral and Tom mentioned that shame of get togethers when someone passes and his uncle declared,”Well NOT THIS TIME!”  He placed that call specifically to tell us that this trip to Ireland in October truly is the trip of a lifetime and he wants us to extend it from two weeks to three weeks… 

I am speechless and overwhelmend, An entire three weeks with my husband not working… In Ireland!!!!!  My husband and I have talked for 20 years about wanting to go to Ireland with his uncle, as we wanted to see it through his eyes, as he truly loves it… With him aging, we were afraid this might never happen…..

I ddin’t know about this little twist in our plans until we were driving home that night…. What’s better after saying goodbye to someone whose passed to young, seeing old friends and laughing, sharing memories and having a few drinks, than to look foreward to something so extraordinary….


3 Responses to "Funerals and A Twist in our Ireland Trip"

I always feel that way too- why does it take a life event to get everyone together? Sorry for your loss, but it’s nice that some good things came out of it. Three weeks- wow!

As sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives …

Some days I wake up in wonder that I’m still here. Feels like I’ve been here a mighty long time, about 22,780 days, give or take a few days. That’s a lot of sand!

Death is a sad part of life. It is inevitable and unavoidable. It always reminds us to treasure each other and be thankful for every day. But life goes on for the rest of us and you look very lovely Tracey!

Have a memorable holiday in Ireland in October!

❤ carmen

Such cute outfits you’ve been wearing this past week or so! Happy to hear about your extended trip. Hope you enjoy every minute. I know you’re very much looking forward to it. As quickly as the time seems to be flying by it’ll be here before you know it. 🙂

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