The caption for this photo in our photo album is “That’s a good one, Gran, tell us another one!” Richard, who is the baby here, of course, never really knew Gran as the fun-loving, joking person that we older ones remember. But like all of her offspring, he has inherited her sense of humour. We all like a good joke. We all like to laugh. And, when things are difficult, we often try to bring some relief with a little joke.
Richard, who is now 13 had been watching the awful events in America of last week along with the rest of us. Next morning I told him that Gran had died.
He said, “She picked a bad day to go?”
Judy asked “Why?”
“It’ll be busy up there,” he replied.
I reckon Gran would have laughed at that.