Saturday, May 8, 2010

Parlez-Vous Francais?

This is a sad post for me, but it is also a very happy post because I dedicate it to the memory of my Uncle Bill and Aunt Joyce who are now reunited together for all eternity.


Yesterday, was my Aunt Joyce's funeral. My Uncle Bill passed over about 2 years ago. My cousin told me that My Aunt said right before she passed, that he was there to greet her.



So today as I was making a dessert for a recipe I found on a box of phyllo dough called Napoleons, I remembered something that my Uncle Bill would randomly say to us kids when we were little.




As I stopped to reminisce about it, it struck me how intensely green the tree outside my kitchen window had become. They would have always noticed something like that too.



And then I remembered what else my cousin told me my Aunt Joyce said about Uncle Bill being there to greet her. She said he had on shorts.




It makes me smile to know they are now together again.





And in my mind, I can still hear him randomly asking us kids (for no particular reason at all) other than always just to make us laugh, "Parlez-vous francais?"



Rest in peace my dearest Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bill. I will miss you and love you forever.

18 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a lovely tribute to lovely people. You are fortunate to have the great memories.

Piecefulafternoon said...

oh - and you napoleans looks delicious.

joanne said...

May those beautiful memories carry you through this difficult time...

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, So sorry to hear of your loss . . those are some great and fun memories you have of your Auntie and Uncle. I really believe our love ones that have pass over do come back to meet us, the comment about the shorts was too funny . . but so cute.
Have a blessed Mother's Day tomorrow, hugs, Sandy:O)

Low Tide High Style said...

Lili, I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your Aunt, but I am sure that both your Aunt and Uncle would be so happy to know that you have so many fond memories of the two of them. I'm glad they are reunited and that your Uncle was there to greet your wonderful Aunt.

Kat

sinnlighet said...

Hi,
I just want to tell you that I like your blog, it's incredibly inspiring.
I would also like to leave a footprint after me & Sweden, and will welcome you to my blog.

Agneta

jennyfreckles said...

Such a lovely reflection on two special people. It's great that people live on in our memories so much because of what they say. I smiled at the mention of shorts (I wonder what's so funny about them?) but what a comfort to everyone that your aunt had that confidence as she died.

Privet and Holly said...

Lili, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your auntie this week. I have heard it said that someone isn't truly "gone" until there is no one left to remember them, so with your memories, both your aunt and uncle are still connected to our world. I love hearing stories of how people who are dying "see" someone just before they go. It gives great comfort to the heart. Thank you for sharing your love for them....and Happy Mother's Day.
xx P&H

Neil and Susan Brown said...

What a sad day to have to say goodbye to your Aunt. Now you know they are together and very happy. Every time you make napoleons you will think of them. They look delicious....
Susan :)

Fabulously french said...

What a fabulous story, they are now together forever.

Leeann x

p.s. the biscuits look very yummy!

Maya said...

A wonderful tribute, I couldn't agree more. And the two might be watching..., and find delight in your wonderful creations!

Tracey said...

Hi Lili! It is wonderful and a comfort to know your aunt and uncle are together again...but I am sorry for your loss and I know you will miss them dearly! Many blessings to you...

Hugs ~

T

p.s. I wanted to say thank you for leaving me such a dear, sweet comment today...brightened my whole day! :) You're a sweetheart Lili!

BP said...

What's French for "namaste?" You really keep me from giving up on humanity. Bless you, Lili!

Dear Lillie said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but how beautiful that they are together again!

You are the most wonderful cook and your presentation is beautiful! I am drooling!

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...death is always hard, but it is never final...that much we can take joy in and of course our precious memories...xo, mickey

Ange said...

Oh Lili, what a lovely story. That green outside your window is very intense. Must come from the Joy that was Joyce (my Nana's name too). Beautiful post and sending all my condolences in both English and French (just to make them both giggle up there ;-)
xxx

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