Spring Bulbs

If you have read any of my posts recently you will know that we are having a particularly wet and windy Spring here in New Zealand.  We have one beautiful Spring day followed by three of the other kind.

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But the Spring bulbs are in bloom and in my garden, there are a couple that are really special.

Last year, in the week before my accident, I went to the funeral of a  close friend.  If a funeral can be described as happy this one was.

People recounted memories and tales of fun shared with the deceased.  Then, just before the coffin was taken out of the chapel to the sound of “Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye” we were told to take a couple of bulbs from the box at the rear so that next year when the Spring came, we would all remember Jilly.   And that is what has happened this year.

 

Isn’t that a lovely thought.  I have suggested to my daughter that they do something like that so that my friends may remember me.  Oh no, I don’t plan to die for many years yet, but just saying…

“Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye 
Cheerio, here I go, on my way
Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
Not a tear, but a cheer, make it gay
Give me a smile I can keep all the while
In my heart, while I’m away
‘Till we meet once again, you and I
Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye”.

And of course, having thought back to that time I am again thinking of the two men in my life, both of whom are now gone but both of whom are remembered always.

 

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20 responses to “Spring Bulbs

  1. What a beautiful idea – and I do like the choice of farewell song!

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  2. That is a marvelous idea.

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  3. I love the idea of handing out bulbs to remember a loved one. The daffs look wonderful. So cheery. xx

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  4. What a great way to remember! Love the farewell song! Here she comes! Happy spring to you, Judith!

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  5. I love this idea. That when I’m gone, a beautiful bloom might remind my friends of me.

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  6. What a wonderful gift from your friend. She was a good friend to think of how to make others smile after she was gone.

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  7. Thanks Cat. Yes the farewell Song was well chosen And the bulbs are flowering reminding me of Jilly

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  8. I dear the idea of handing out bulbs to call back a deard one. Thanks Cat. Yes the farewell Song was well chosen And the bulbs are flowering reminding me of Jilly

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  9. Thanks Cat. Yes the farewell Song was well chosen And the bulbs are flowering reminding me of Jilly What a wonderful giving from your admirer.

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