I just wanted to write a little about the funeral. Mother, Isa, Becky, Liz, Gary, Me, and Laurie were all able to attend. Some couldn't stay for all or make it for the beginning. We went to visitation. Got to see Merry, Danyel, and Kenny. The floral arrangement our family got was beautiful. There were a lot of people. Maybe 350 and it was at the Clinton Community Building as their church wouldn't have been able to hold enough people. During the sharing of memories, I was amazed at people's courage. Merry, Danyel, Tom (Danyel's husband), Calvin, Maria (Calvin's wife), Michael, and Kenny all shared memories. They shared funny stories and tear jerking. Also, Larry, Joyce, Paul, Royal, Carol, and others shared. The funeral started at 3. We left after and didn't stay for the food. There were just too many people and it was already well after 4. Merry had told the minister that she wouldn't mind if the sharing of memories went on until Midnight. After, Mother, Isa, and I were able to talk to Calvin. (Liz, Gary, Becky - I told them that you had to leave, but wished you'd been able to see him. He said he wanted to see all of us, but it just didn't work out as we went to the casket and he got pulled off somewhere else - he was appreciative of us all being there).
The burial is this morning at the Forbes Cemetary.