Oct 07, 2010
Wow, how to begin, the first day the day of viewing was very difficult, my Dad looked like himself except from the mouth and chin in the face,,,,it was very beautiful at the funeral home, seeing his body the first time was so so hard, I just knelt at the casket and prayed.
The outpooring of love and support from neighboors, friends and family was fantastic. i will now always know that yes the simple words" Im so sorry for your loss" mean alot, and its really all anyone can say,
Yesterday the actual service was so nice, my boys were paul bearers, when I was sitting in the limo and turned to look at the hurse, I saw my oldest son turn and walk away he was crying, that silent man cry just red eyes a few tears , It made me burst into tears of course, Im so glad my children got to know their Grandfather and are old enough that they will remember him. Both my Grandfathers had passed before I was born.
At the cemetary it was in GrosseIsle MI , (theres a old military base there) anyways we had a military burial as my Dad served 4 years during the Korean War, they did the 21 gun salute and played Taps on the bugle that was both nice and sad...my sister got the American Flag that was on his coffin, boy do those veterans take their time and fold Old Glory up with respect, I got the shells (blanks of course) they were placed in a nice cloth flag style bag and each veteran placed a poisey ( those red paper ones) in it. Right in the middle of the chaplins sermon a military jet flew over head....they hardly ever use GrosseIsle base anymore.,,,,yet to have a fly by..no we didnt order that, Im thinking maybe my Dad had something to do with it.
He is at peace and so is my family,
Just remember all my friends you never ever know....the thing of not going to bed angry at someone is so true and I will never ever end a phone conversation with any of my family with out it being I love you again.
I love all of you my MH Family...thankyou from the bottom of my heart for caring , because I know you all really do, Im gonna be a part of this MH family for the rest of my days.
love to all