Had a rough night with very little sleep. All of my bones ache, especially my back. This could be due to Bendamustine, Aredia, Dex, or just my out-of-control relapsed high risk myeloma.
My mind is NOT CLEAR and I’m EXHAUSTED! I guess, staying out late (9 PM) last night for the play at the school was hard on me. I slept in longer than Jani which is unheard of.
I found a pair of gray sweats and a t-shirt that fit, so I could go to Bunnie Smith’s funeral this morning with clothing on. I have to STOP GAINING WEIGHT from the Dex – I have NOTHING TO WEAR that fits! When my father saw me on the way to the funeral, he said, “Are you wearing THAT to the funeral?” Poor guy isn’t used to me dressing down for formal occasions.
Picked up the mail and delivered it to Paco. Went by the Library to give Wayne Olsen Kemmer’s old collar – he is going to try to get new one over in Ketchum today. The giant lilac bush by the library is beautiful today.
Bunnie Ines Pearson Smith was 94 years old and a good friend who died of old age in an assisted living over in Idaho Falls, Idaho Her last year away from home here in Mackay was difficult, but she did it well.
Bunnie’s funeral was held at the Mackay Community Church at 11 AM today, a perfect, blue sky, and warm day. Bunnie lived the life of an original pioneer woman, often doing both field and house work early in her life in the Big Lost River Valley. Her life sketch was very interesting and delivered perfectly by Russ Smith. Her musical family played and sang during the funeral.
Below, the Mackay Community Church Guest Book for Bunnie Smith’s funeral. Dad and I made contributions to both the Mackay Community Church and the Mackay Senior Citizen’s Center in Bunnie’s name. I sat next to Lowayne Bone Rosenkrance during the service. We were both in PAIN. Lowayne has had 4 surgeries on her neck and back and nothing seems to help her. My bone marrow ACHED all over.