Funeral, wedding reception and birthday party. Life goes on one gathering after another. It made for a full day and time enough for an afternoon nap.
Gary’s funeral was well attended. Many of Far Guy’s classmates were there, some who he had not seen in years. Barb told us “I am just numb and I am so lonely.” 47 plus years with the same person and that is bound to happen. Gary was 65. There were so many people there that we didn’t stay for the typical Minnesota Funeral Lunch of hotdish, Jell-O of every color and pickles.
At the funeral the fellow sitting behind me was ill, he coughed and coughed. I am not sure why sick people just don’t send their regards…or come to the church to pay their respects and leave and take their germs with them. I am certain I flinched every time he coughed, half way through the service I was tempted to count his coughs.
I saw my first casket that will head for cremation. It was a covered with a blue damask fabric. You would think that Funeral Homes would rent a coffin for the service…a big fancy one with metallic fleck paint…one of those expensive jobbies. Many times you just see the Urn and a photograph.
One of my many second cousins was married in a private ceremony late in the afternoon. We were invited to the reception and dance. The music was so loud it was hard to visit and the thumping of the base stirred up Far Guys Trigeminal Neuralgia…so we didn’t stay long. Wedding cake, nuts, Hershey Kisses, coffee and punch were served.
It was much calmer at the birthday party for Great Nephew Mason who turned nine. Of course there was more food, fried fish (fresh caught), salad and then birthday cake and ice cream.
It was a warm day with the thermometer reaching 49 F here or 9 C. The snow is melting fast!