We had just sung the hymn 'O Lord my God when I in awesome wonder'. That's the one I think of as 'How great thou art' - my second favourite funeral hymn, after only 'The old rugged cross'. I was secreted away in the back row with my mother-in-law. No-one would have known we were there. And then the Minister started quoting from my blog. I couldn't believe it. She said that she had been reading this Internet website written by someone named Glyn Davies who lived in the area, and wanted to share it with the congregation. The blog gets everywhere!
We were at a Service of Thanksgiving for Sydney Pritchard, CBE, who died just before Xmas and whose mortal remains were cremated this morning. I had visited him to deliver my Xmas card on the day that he had died in Welshpool Hospital, aged 94 years. I'd known Sydney for most of my life and published a short post on my blog about him. In the blog post, I'd described him as the best public representative that I've ever known. There were some outstandingly good tributes to him at the Service of Remembrance today. I felt rather proud that this blog sneaked its way in amongst them.
NOTE - I really cannot get the hang of linking to an individual post. So don't mock the best efforts of a technophobe.