Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursdays on the bench

Hi everyone, Cathy here, well, it's been a hard week for me so far. The last of the 'greats' on my mom's side of the family passed away. My aunt was 92 and she didn't look a day over 80! She still maintained the same home she has lived in for the past at least 40 years. She had a great sense of dignity and humour. She will be missed.
I am sorry to hear about your great aunt. Please pass my condolences on to your Mom.
I am so sorry Cathy.

The same day my aunt passed away there was a terrible accident at work. The word terrible doesn't even begin to describe it. I still do not even know how to describe it. I know in time the horror will fade, however, it will fade a lot sooner for me than for the family who lost their little one. I was not 'at scene' but did hear over the radio the chaos. Aftereffects..... silence. It has been silent at work for the past week. Everyone speaks of feeling 'off'. They have grief counselors available and management has been very good, well, they were there too and had to deal with the situation personally. It's like a black cloud is hanging over us. Even the public has been good. That too will fade, in time. All I can offer is my prayers and tears. I pray to God to look after the family and I know he now has a new little angel. Amen.

I read about the accident in the paper, it is very sad. The poor mother and family, I have always had this fear around balcony's and bridges it reminds me of that time a number of years ago when the mother lost her grip on her child while on a bridge in BC. But in that case the child survived.
What a terrible accident. In my 15 years of working in theme parks I was present in the park for 2 fatal accidents but not at the scene. For a third I was actually at the scene when we were called for crowd control. I will never forget any of the three incidents. A fatality will stay with you forever.

So on a lighter note, I saw Anita Renfroe last Saturday night. Cathy may remember who she is as she had FWed Anita's Mom's Song that is on YouTube. I saw her last year and again this year. She is very funny but never strays from the salvation message. I went with a bunch of women from my Wednesday night bible study. We then went to Kelsey's afterwards for food. When we were leaving Kelsey's the waitress came up to Gonzo (remember her, the teenager's summer camp director) and commented how happy she was to see Gonzo lead us all in prayer before we ate our meal. It just goes to show us once again we (as representatives of Jesus) never know who is watching us.

Anyway while at the show Anita talked about her starting to experience Peri Menopause. I was sure she read our last Thursday's on the bench and then worked her show around us! Ha, ha

Hey Sunshine, did you go see New Moon yet? I was picking up the little one from the movie theater last Friday night and briefly saw Louise there. She was going to see New Moon with her cousin. I spoke to her just for a minute I wasn't feeling very well and needed to get the little one so we could go home and to bed! While I was at the movies though I did pick up close to $200.00 in gift cards and got a pile of Christmas shopping done. The teenger mailed the box of gifts and gift cards out to my sister in Alberta and I mailed a box up north. I went through the closet and organized what I had and think I am pretty well done for both my girls. But I don't have anything for my Mom and I need to get a few more things for the husband. But what? ... I have no clue.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I did see New Moon and it was absolutelly amazing.