A well loved member of our congregation died yesterday and she was a big supporter of all music. Marian enjoyed the duets Margaret and I played each Sunday and always told us how much she appreciated us. Her death was unexpected and I am needed badly at this funeral. Margaret is having a medical procedure on Friday that has been scheduled for a long time so she won’t be there. That means me playing all the preludes, the congregational singing, accompanying the solos and duets and the postludes. The funeral is Friday morning and I’ll be searching for requested music and then practicing it for the next two days. I’m trying not to panic.
Tomorrow afternoon I’m going to read Oh, Susannah! to the residents at Concord Care and then Becky will sing Oh, Susannah! with them. Tomorrow night is choir practice.
Too windy again today to work outside – except for filling my water jugs with rain water from the barrel. I’m set till spring, I think. There will be no mineral build up in my plants since I can water with rain water all winter.
Discouraging – and there’s more on the ground by now.