Today we have visitation at the church back home. We are displaying quilts that my Mother made on the back of the pews. I have just a few to pack up and take. We have lots of helpers, so the project should move right along.
Here in Minnesota visitation can either be the evening before the funeral/celebration of life or an hour before the service. We decided to have both for my Mother as she was very active in many Volunteer organizations, she has many relatives, my Father has many relatives, my Mom was a very social person and knew a lot of people. My Dad was a stay at home read a book and putter in the garden kind of guy, and Mom was just the opposite...think social butterfly. So we are expecting lots of people at the visitation today. People who work on the weekend can come in the evening.
A visitation is where you pay your respects to the family, look at the video and the picture boards. No food is served. You can come and go quickly sign the guest book say hello and leave or you can spend some time sharing memories.