Jen and Andy and the boys came for the funeral yesterday. Jen used to sit on the school bus with my cousin, so Jen felt a need to come and say goodbye. The grand boys were well behaved..but really bored. They are turning into real gentlemen.
The Funeral Mass was long..with lots of ups and downs that make Far Guys hips protest. He said he took a direct hit with the Holy Water during the sprinkling and he noticed no improvement in any of his pain.
We had lunch before going to the cemetery..most times if the cemetery is a long way out of town they do it that way..lunch first then burial. The usual funeral fare was served..hotdishes of all kinds some with unrecognizable ingredients but I am sure some kind of meat and soup was involved, Jell-O and salads, dinner buns and cake.
It was a cold day to have a funeral. I guess it all worked out..the burial spot was thawed and dug.
No waiting for spring to be planted anymore. With the new gravesite thawing equipment you can be planted on a day when it is only four degrees above zero.
Everyone should remember to turn their cell phones off during a funeral..especially the funeral director:)