Sweet Remembrance of You

Over the past three years, the months of November through January 6th have become significantly bittersweet as memories of Crick flood our family’s hearts with a curious blend of  joy and sadness.  As today marks what would have been his 67th birthday, I would like to once again, as in previous years, plead for the reader’s indulgence as I share two short videos in celebration of this consequential day.

The first video is one I have shared several times before and the second video is the result of another recent photo search which produced a few long forgotten pictures.  Keep in mind that capturing, in still shots or in video, the always elusive, mischievous and cagey DH required persistent pleading (nagging, to be more precise!!!), coercion and/or bribery.  And when that failed, as it often did, we were forced to resort to deception and treachery to seek the element of “surprise”……you will see from the slideshow how that effort turned out!!!

It has been said,  “No matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.”  But I have learned that there is truth in the following quote: “When someone dies, you don’t get over your grief by forgetting.  You get through your grief by remembering.”  It is up to us the “rememberers”, the people left behind, to keep the one who is gone from us alive in heart, in mind, in soul.  (Note: The music score to the second video just happens to be titled, “Sweet Remembrance of You”)

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Crick,
Happy Birthday to you!



One thought on “Sweet Remembrance of You

  1. Mary Margaret those videos were beautiful. What a great tribute to a marvelous guy and a great friend. He is definitely missed and loved.


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