Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Death came quickly.

Happy New year to all those who read this blog.  I won't be blogging for a week or so.  Ken's Mum died on New Year's Eve.   Ken and I were there with his sister and her hubby.  We had been taking turns in holding her hand when her breathing became shallow, she opened her eyes, gave a little sigh, and that was it.  The hours leading up to that were not pleasant with her lungs struggling for air, but it was quick in the end, so we felt at peace with her.
We cleaned out her room at the Home today, and will be seeing the funeral parlour tomorrow to set a date and choose a casket.  Funeral will probably be next week some time, and that will be the end of an era.  She was the last to go in her generation.  We are next in line.   Your mortality suddenly kicks you in the face when this happens, doesn't it.


Blogger Linens and Royals said...

Sorry to hear the sad news. Thoughts are with you in the hard days ahead.

Tuesday, 01 January, 2013  
Blogger Scribe With Gold said...

HUGS to both of you.

Wednesday, 02 January, 2013  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear this. My sympathy.

I feel the mortality thing too...

Sunday, 06 January, 2013  

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