There were 2 anniversaries in the family today. My Dad died 21 years ago and Tom and Joan have been married for 54 years.
We don't do anything for my Dad, no flowers, no crem visit, no going to see the book of condolence. I think we just all remember him in our own time and in our own way. Which is exactly how he would have wanted it. I always remember him saying that after he'd gone we were to get on with our lives as normal. To be truthful, it was a bit of a tall order for quite a while, but we got there eventually.
Tom ordered a bouquet of flowers to be delivered to Joan and Mark took him to see her this afternoon. They found her sat in the chair with the flowers beside her, but bless her, she had no idea they were hers, who had sent them or why she'd got them. But she did ask if they'd brought her any sweets.
I took Amy's coat and underwear back. The refund on the coat was no problem, but they have a policy of no returns on underwear which means she's £10 out of pocket and has a dozen pairs of knickers that she can't wear. She was absolutely livid, it's so much more annoying when it's your own money that's wasted isn't it? Anyway, she was that indignant about the whole thing that me and Mark had to try hard not to laugh. We think it's a good life lesson though. Think about what you're buying and double check sizes.