If Gary could see me today he would be splitting his sides laughing at me. As our garden hose is at least 15 years old and leaking I decided to buy a new one. It was delivered from Argos yesterday. So after finishing work today I decided I would connect it up. Well believe it or not it took me 2 hours. Simple as the instructions were I still could not follow them. So I dismantled the old one and noted were everything went and did the same with the new one 'Low and behold it worked' Phew the things I am learning that Gary would have done in no time. Problem is I also bought an all 'singing and dancing' Karcher high pressure washer. Think I will leave reading the instructions to that one until tomorrow, my day off will probably take me a whole day to understand the instructions. I know Gary will be looking down at me and having a little chuckle to himself at my efforts. May 2016 was the last time Gary and I had a holiday together however will leave that conversation till another day.

Tricia Gary's loving partner. x
Patricia McCann:
02/05/2021
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Hello I am having one of those nights where I am reminiscing on our life. As a couple who spent 17 years happy together, cut short by the disease of cancer, a disease I wish they could find a cure. Even though this disease cut short our time together, which broke my heart, I treasure to this day, the day I met you and the love you, devotion you we shared.

Tricia Gary's loving partner xx
Patricia McCann:
30/04/2021
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Doesn't life carry on even though you have lost a loved one. Cannot believe Saturday is the Month of May. The lovely Month of May. As the prayer I always sing even today.

Tricia Gary's Loving partner xx
Patricia McCann:
27/04/2021
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What a beautiful weekend it has been. Gary was great at organising a barbecue. He was great at cooking the dishes on the barbecue and over the years we enjoyed many a barbecue in our garden in Carluke with our friends or just the two of us. Sunday's was another day over the years I enjoyed Gary as he stated "always enjoyed cooking" He always insisted on making the Sunday dinner. I always bought the ingredients. He stated "cooking soothes me" Again over the years we had many a lovely Sunday dinner either alone with friends with our mothers when they were alive. Gary also enjoyed Sunday dinners with his brother in-law, He invited his brother in-law on many an occasion. Regarding our Mothers Gary used to state "For two people who say they are not hungry they always ate what was put down to them and finish a 3 course meal". Gary would also say to his brother in-law he had a healthy appetite. His brother in-law would always state "Gary I was a war baby".
Ah more happy memories of my life over the years living with Gary.

Gary thinking of you today, always in my thoughts. X

Gary's loving partner Tricia.
Patricia McCann:
25/04/2021
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25/04/2021
Friday night again. I always looked forward to Gary coming home on a Friday. Gary worked away on contracts. Leaving on a Monday coming hone on a Friday. I always wished he would take a permanent job nearer home so as we could spend every night together. However in his situation he had financial commitments. I on the other hand had no financial commitments when we met. I suppose as they say I excepted his position. Still love conquers all.

Gary's loving partner Patricia XX
Patricia McCann:
16/04/2021
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I visited Gary's grave today and laid fresh flowers. Although Gary passed away on 15th September 2016 I was unable to lay his ashes to rest until 11th April 2018. It was a lovely afternoon when I visited. Gary always loved the sun. A few sections from Gary's grave, a funeral was taking place. There was a piper playing his pipes. Gary enjoyed listening to the bag pipes as I do. When he played Amazing Grace it sounded so uplifting that I began to feel a little sad. However I cheered myself up as I knew that Gary would also be listening to the bagpipes as well. I am glad that we shared 17 years together, as when I feel a little sad I think of them and they always cheer me up. It was comforting standing at Gary's grave today especially with the bagpipes playing.

Tricia Gary's loving partner.
Patricia McCann:
11/04/2021
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The 11th April 2018 was the day I laid Gary's ashes to rest in Bent Cemetery Hamilton. Looking back on his funeral and funeral costs I would advice anyone to consider taking out a funeral plan. Gary did not have a funeral plan, I suppose it is one of these things in life you never really think about. I wanted to give Gary a good 'send off' as they say I was able to pay the funeral undertaker, I purchased a full plot in Bent Cemetery, I purchased a gravestone. I was thankful as my wages each month prevented me from taking out a loan. Hence the reason a Funeral plan is something to consider. My sister Mary who passed away last year had one. My Nephew is an only child and Mary was making sure that her wishes were carried out and there was no financial burden on my nephew. I felt very proud of her, even though for years she had coped with illness she thought about her funeral and her son. I too was able to carryout Gary's wish to be interred in Bent Cemetery. I will be visiting his grave today, lay some flowers and think back on all the happy years we shared together.

Tricia Gary's loving partner.
Patricia McCann:
11/04/2021
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Another Easter over for another year. My the years roll by. As a front line worker I was working today and will be the rest of the week. I enjoy my work as I have always done for the past 43 years. Next Monday 11th April is a very sad day for me. One I will remember for the rest of my life with sadness, reflection but most of all happiness.

Tricia Gary's loving partner.
Patricia McCann:
05/04/2021
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What a lovely day today. I visited Gary's grave and laid a dozen fresh roses. There were a lot of people visiting their relatives graves. It is nice to see families showing respect for loved ones especially at Easter time. I also laid a couple of roses on his parents grave. I did my usual had a little chat with Gary, telling him how I am getting on in life since he passed away. I am sure he knows as I do believe loved ones watch over you.

Tricia Gary's loving partner.
Patricia McCann:
03/04/2021
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