Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Sy has been laid to rest in class, befitting the man we have known over the years. His life was recounted by the rabbi,including Sy's honors received serving his country in World War II, his painting expertise, his poetry accolades, his picture framing business and, most of all, his devotion to family and friends. The funeral was well-attended. Titia, you will be pleased to know that your collages had been printed out on photo paper and were on display for all to see..
As far as the floral arrangement, who says things always go as planned? I told the girl on the phone to sign the card Passions In Poetry and she kept saying "Passions AND Poetry?" to which I would say NO!..IN!! After 3 times of correcting her, she said "Oh, I understand...Passions IN Poetry, not AND." "YES!", I cried. "YES! You have it!" The floral arrangement arrived....signed Passions And Poetry. I tried..
The casket was covered with the U.S. flag and, at the appropriate time, honor guard members of the United States Air force folded the flag into a perfect triangle and presented it to Isabel as a bugler played Taps several feet away. The soldier thanked Isabel for Sy's service to his country and saluted her. She tried to salute back but used the wrong hand! (I told her she needs to work on that )
All in all, it was a beautiful ceremony for a beautiful soul. Isabel and Sy's family thanks the Pasisons In Poetry family for your kindnesses and friendship that you have shared with Sy for so many years. I spoke for all of us by saying that WE were the grateful ones for his presence.
Day is done...but Sy will live in all of us who knew him and on these pages for many years to come.
Godspeed, my friend..
[This message has been edited by Balladeer (01-27-2008 03:58 PM).]