It’s my mother-in-laws death anniversary today. It’s already 6 years since she was died. I recall her visual image of hers. She’s very gentle and clever person. She behaved very strange when she was 60’s until she died. I took care of her for a long time. Until such time that I was so exhausted so I became ill and was admitted in the hospital. I had an operation for my fibroid and slipped disc. And then, my sister in law replaced me to take good care of my mother in law. My sister in law told me,thank you so much for taking care of my mother" I know you’re so tired too. Taking care of her is very tough. When I was out in the hospital, My mother in law is the institution or home for the aged. When she was there in the home for the aged I often visited her. I had a sentimental memory for her. I read a sutra and incense stick for her. And I loved her very much.
I decorated Hinaningyou. Hinamingyou is dolls for girls. Doll’s festival is held on March 3rd. This is a festival for celebrating girls’ growth and good health. When my daughter was a child, we decorated set of Hinadolls. It consisted of 15 dolls. The doll-stand is built in 7 tiers and covered with a bright red cloth. But now my daughter is grown up, so dolls changed a bit. The big dolls are now packed away in my closet. I recollected we had a good time drinking sweet mild rice wine, and eating diamond-shaped rice cakes. During Hinamaturi, my parents and my husband's parents came to my house. We were very happy. It was the good old days.
My uncle died last Sunday I attended Otsuya yesterday. Otsuya is a Buddhist funeral service and it is a night when we burn the insense the whole night. I didn't stay there the whole night. I went home but my relatives stayed the whole night. Today , the funeral was held at the T hall Relatives, acquaintances and friends of the deceased came to pray and gather as a way of respect. My uncle is my mother’s brother. He is one year younger than my mother My mother has 11 brothers. But after the death of some of her brother's sister and brothers, she has now only 7 brothers left. My uncle was very kind & gentle. Many people gathered today. My uncle has 2 sons. They are my cousins. I haven't seen them for a long time. I am glad they were brought up well. When the second son was young, he lost his sight. He is a good person. My uncle is now in heaven. He is now relieved. February is a cold month but I'm glad we have a good weather today .