Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hello Juneau part 2

Back to why we went to Juneau! Grandma's wishes were that she be cremated and her ashes be spread where Grandpa's were. Some of their friends made arrangements to take their boat out, down the channel, past Taku Glacier, to the beautiful spot that she had requested. Here is a shot of the place where we stopped to spread her ashes. I don't think it captures the beauty of the area. Or how green the water is. It was breathtaking.
We all toasted her with her favorite drink, vodka. Ok, not all of us. Us non-drinkers and the children (hopefully non-drinkers as well) used Coke, but I'm sure she'd approve.
 Dusty spread the ashes
 I loved the shape that they made as they drifted. I think it looks like a sting ray.
 We had flowers to spread, as well as pictures from Stacy and her family and almonds with m&ms, something she always had available for visitors.

This is Romer and Lorraine (that spelling might be totally wrong). She took care of lots of things for Grandma, including being her pet taxi when Grandma's guinea pig needed to go to the vet.
 The boys and the friends enjoyed lots of great stories about her life.
 That's a familiar sight, Chris and Dusty laughing. I bet she loved seeing that.
 Dave telling a great story. Something about Grandma being a drug mule? Good stuff.
I loved being out there in that boat, enjoying the scenery that Grandma had spent her whole life around and remembering her like that. It was a great way to say goodbye to a great lady!


Kaila said...

Sad :( but happy...? wish I could've been there :(

Jan said...

Great post Amy. Thanks for sharing.