Today, though emotional, also sweet. Thinking of family who has already passed on, and together with those of us still here.
I will remember Carla as a smart, beautiful, righteous women. An aunt who was interested, fun, and thoughtful. A friend who was adventurous and talented. A sister who was kind, creative, and sweet. A daughter who made her parents proud. A student of life with her endless interests in books, the french language, well traveled, active, a movie buff, an artist, a computer smarty, a gardener, photographer, and a late nighter. I love Carla.
At the cemetery we sang 'Aloha Oe' accompanied on the ukulele by my cousin James. It was so neat to sing a favorite song of Carla's, a song of her favorite place, Hawaii. A song my Grandpa would sing to his children.
Lyrics from the chorus:
- Farewell to you, farewell to you
- The charming one who dwells in the shaded bowers
- One fond embrace,
- 'Ere I depart
- Until we meet again
Sweet memories come back to me
- Bringing fresh remembrances
- Of the past
- Dearest one, yes, you are mine own
- From you, true love shall never depart