WIW to Grandma's funeral

Last week was crazy and chaotic. I meant to get photos, but in all the rushing I mostly didn't get them taken. DH did snap this one after the service, though (and before the graveside). 

What with the child carrying and the cropped photo, you can't see the full outfit, but: 

Black wide leg trousers, with black heeled penny loafers. 

Notes: This was a very rural/country funeral. I gave the eulogy and was dressed completely appropriately. The tot has a button-down shirt on, but the jacket was needed for warmth outside. My wool/silk shawl kept me warm enough, though.

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17 Comments

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandma, she must have been pretty special for you to have been able to speak at her service. Your outfit sounds nice and very appropriate.

  • Hestonian replied 6 years ago

    My condolences. You are both dressed completely appropriately for what must have been a stressful day.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    So sorry to hear about your loss. 

  • minimalist replied 6 years ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • Amy replied 6 years ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you're doing all right and have lots of loving support.

    Your outfit sounds perfect for the occasion. Beautiful shawl, too.

  • karymk replied 6 years ago

    Awwww. Grandmas are so special, I'm sorry yours is gone.  

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    My sympathies for the loss of your grandma. Wishing you comfort and support.

  • JAileen replied 6 years ago

    So sorry to hear about your grandma.

    Your shawl is really lovely.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Glad you could deliver the eulogy for your Grandma.  You looked lovely in the shawl.  I've been evaluating my special occasion capsule to include funeral attire.  Many of my parent's generation and beyond are passing now, and I'm sometimes asked to sing.  I'm hoping that planning ahead will give me one less thing to think about during a loss.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Sorry for your loss. Your shawl is lovely.

  • LACeleste replied 6 years ago

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandma Word Lily.  Giving the eulogy requires such inner strength but is a lovely way to honor your Grandma.

  • E replied 6 years ago

    Sorry about your grandmother. :( That shawl seems like it would be an emotional comfort to you; you look strong and appropriate and respectful. *hugs*

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. 
    Your shawl is beautiful!  Handknit, right?  =)

  • Word Lily replied 6 years ago

    Yes, it's handknit, an Aeolian. Rav project link: http://www.ravelry.com/project.....lian-shawl

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    I'm so glad that you got to give Grandma's eulogy (and I read it on your personal blog - it was such a beautiful eulogy!)

    You look perfectly dressed for the occasion, and so does your boy.

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    Oh, Aeolian is in my knitting queue!  It's such a gorgeous pattern. I really like the beading you did on yours.

  • Word Lily replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, Amy and all.

    Diana, Yes, isn't it? (I need to get back to lace knitting.)

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