Video tribute #2 now online- Funeral slide show by Mary Ann Kyte (AFD version)

Funeral Slide Show #2

Mary Ann Kyte (also known as photodog) generously look photos of the funeral.  Under normal circumstances I would not have wanted photos to have been taken, but considering that I have a son who had just turned one, I felt that at some point in time the photos will be useful to explain who his daddy was and what happened.  When I was asked what guidelines were in place my answer was simple, “tasteful and no open casket photos.”

As you can see, Mary Ann did a great job of preserving the moment in a very tasteful way.

She made two slide shows of of the funeral photos.  One contains more CFCRS photos and the other more AFD photos.  Hopefully, I have them labeled correctly, emotionally, I could only watch bits at a time when I uploaded this time.  If I have them flipped around somebody can discretely let me know and I’ll change them.

I’ve watched both of them numerous times and treasure them, but grief is an odd thing.  Sometimes I can watch them and smile in remembrance and love other times I bawl in emptiness, sadness, loneliness, and loss.

Yesterday, I finally figured out how to upload the RS version.  Today, I added the AFD version.

I hope you enjoy.

I also again want to thank Annapolis Fire Department and Community Fire Company of Rising Sun  for making John’s services perfect.  I know a lot of work was involved and both companies made it look flawless and like something they do everyday.  I also want to thank the many companies who volunteered to stand by to allow business as usual to continue while both companies were able to share in their time of grief for a fallen brother.

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About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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