Friday, April 2, 2010

We're going to have a party..

..for my brother, Larry

That's what he wanted. No tears. No funeral. No sadness.

A party. With lots of drinking. And lots of friends.

So, we can't promise no tears, and I really don't drink...a lot..well, maybe just some Bailey's Irish Cream in my tea...

We're getting together with his friends, family and loved ones to remember his life, his laughter and his love.


And we will share out stories and our rememberies...


And we'll have a party.


I'm on my way to Arizona and won't be blogging until Monday, so have a very Happy & Safe Easter...

..and remember, jelly beans give you gas....

OK, well...maybe just me..


-me

14 comments:

diane said...

What a good idea, have a party and celebrate his life.
But you can't help being sad too. Its not Jelly beans its baked beans that does it.have a safe trip and a nice party.

Mandy said...

oh colleen...i just shed a tear for you ...family is everything and now a little iece of tyour heart is gone...take care and journey safely...xxx

Karen said...

Great idea. I know how hard it will be. I'm scared about going to Easter with my family without my Mom there.

Breezy said...

I love the idea of celebrating life.. isnt that what he would have wanted. Be safe and I will hold you in my thoughts. XOXOXO

Vee said...

What a great way to honor your brother.

(Nan asked me the other day if I'd like to have her around for another 100 years. I hope I gave her a reassuring response when I said that she is eternal just as I am, and that she will always be a part of my life. I know that is what you believe, too.)

Oh, about that last bit...it's the sugar, my friend. The SUGAR. Ha!

Hugs for you all...now have great fun!

just call me jo said...

I live in AZ and have watched the articles about your brother's death. I'm so sorry. He seems like a heads up, great guy. You are lucky to have had such a marvelous brother. Remember him fondly as he wanted you to. Know that we all wish you peace and love and comfort during this tough time.

Robin said...

Sorry for your loss Colleen. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Pen Pen said...

I hope you guys have a nice time together... I'm with you on the "no tears" part.... it almost makes me cry while reading your post. And stay away from those gassy jelly beans!

Laurie said...

A celebration of my life is what I've told my family I want when my time comes. No funeral, no sad songs, just fun memories, and lots of food! An old fashioned wake. Have a nice memorable time Colleen, and Happy Easter.

Just Breathe said...

Praying for your comfort. May your brother Larry love his party.

Heather said...

i think that's wonderful. it's going to be a party for the ages! i'll be praying for you all this weekend.

Pearl said...

Irish kisse's to the Cowboy!! And you have a safe journey and lot's of happy tears! I'll have a Bailey's in my coffee for ya, cheers, Pearl

Ice Queen said...

*hugs*

Travel safe.

Cottage Cozy said...

Wishing you all the best PARTY ever!