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Weekly Smile – (3TC #643)

Tis a bitter sweet day, with the cremation of the other Mrs McHarrie. This week has been one of fond memories, digging out a broach she bought me to pin on my long black jacket, it having been cleaned especially for the occasion. I have cut my hair, chosen a dress and shiny neat black shoes. Just as Cathie McHarrie would carefully preen. “Quite so!” She’d have clucked in her proud Glaswegian accent. 😇

Without any hint of Covid cower, I took the plane from Bristol to Glasgow, then the train to Troon, arriving just before 8pm. I settled into my room, re-dressed my broken finger and did a Covid Test – just to make sure I hadn’t contracted any nasty bug on the cramped plane ride over the border. So far so good. 😉

I have met several of the extended family, over the years. But since, Mr McHarrie and I divorced some 12 years ago, I am a little shy joining them to celebrate Cathie’s life. I do know, however, in my heart that she would be so pleased so see me there. She lived for 7 years (post divorce) very close to me in Weymouth and we regularly met up. Whilst, her boy and I were no longer a couple, she was never my ex-Mother-In-Law. 🤗

Post inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.

And this post also includes Di’s Monday Three Things Challenge #643 The prompts: PREEN,
COWER, SHY. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.


  1. She looks a lovely lady Laura. When other brother and spouse divorced, my Mum was never the ex MIL. It was nice to see a tribute from her and her new partner when Mum died in January 2018.

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  2. I’m sorry for your loss of your ex’s mother. Cool that she was never any type of “ex” for you. I’m sure celebrating her life was well worth risking that first post-Covid flight.

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