Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Celebrating life and family

Today was the funeral for my husband's grandmother.  It was a beautiful service that honored her commitment and love for her family.  Her legacy includes many children, grandchildren, and even great grandchildren, plus a lot of friends.

One of the wonderful and very strange aspects of family funerals is the combination of emotions - grief and sadness alongside the laughter and fun of gathering with family.

A particularly funny moment was when my husband remarked on a photo of his grandparents.  His grandfather was wearing a powder blue suit and my husband said he wanted one.  His uncle said, "That is a leisure suit and they were really comfortable, but they went out with disco."

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