Dawn opened a pink and indigo awning over our Old Post House this morning.
Later, we drove to Shelly and Ron’s home in Glenville Road, Walkford where the three Rivett sisters and their spouses gathered for the annual laying of the tribute wreath for the ladies’ mother in Hinton Woodland Burial Ground.
After mulled wine and nibbles I walked with Ron along Glenville Road and turned left to the
drive to the burial ground where a recently downed tree had been hauled to the verge.
The others passed us and arrived at
Mum’s plot first.
We gathered together to pay our respects.
I could not manage to walk all the way back, and it amused my sisters-in-law to announce that there would be no room for me in a car. Fortunately they were only joking, and I just had to
retrace my steps to the car park.
Back at Glenville Road Shelly produced a splendid meal of succulent beef stew; creamy mashed potato and swede; tender green beans, firm cauliflower and broccoli, followed by a mixed fruit crumble and cream or custard according to preference. Red and white wines were imbibed, and after coffee we enjoyed conversation on a wide range of topics.
Needless to say no further sustenance was required when we returned home.