Funerals are Strange Occasions… Well, I Think So.

A poignant but important post from Judith Barrow. Whose mother sounds like a woman after my own heart… even swears a bit when telling a story!.. Do read Judith’s lovely post but also take to heart the message.. leave a note about how you would like your funeral to be conducted. Personally for me… cremation and then my ashes scattered at sea to the sounds of Creedence and Bad Moon Rising!!

Judith Barrow


                                            My Mum

I haven’t been online much over the last few months; my mother had been on end of life care for over a year and she passed away peacefully three weeks ago. It’s been  a difficult time, both for her and for all the family. There have been many occasions when I’ve wished her at peace. Now she is.

I didn’t intend to write anything publicly about this. But something happened after she died that made me think and to remember a piece I wrote some years ago on motherhood, for an anthology.

I gave it the title I Am Three Mothers because, after much thought on what to write, I realised that although generally the same (and hopefully fair) in all the practical things and the everyday…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

8 thoughts on “Funerals are Strange Occasions… Well, I Think So.

  1. Thank for this post Sally I did visit and read Judith’s post about her Mum. I also left a comment for her. I hope she doesn’t think I am off my rocker.
    I can always depend on you to post such informative and enlightening subject matter, including your great reviews. You are a beacon of light for us that are traveling on a dark sea. ♥♥♥

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