Papaw's funeral went really well today! Tons of people came who I hadn't seen in years. Even though we were all there for sad reasons, it was nice to see them all again. We spend a few hours back at the visitation room early in the afternoon. The ceremony was very nice and heartfelt. Then I had to help carry Papaw to the car for our trip to the cemetary.
There were SO MANY flowers. Lucas, Josh, Daniel, Michael, Cameron, and I carried Papaw from the Hearse to his little spot. The casket wasn't as heavy as I'd expected it to be, but I'm glad we didn't have to walk farther. A few more words were said, we paid our respects, and then we drove a mile or so away to a little place where the church had provided food for everybody. It was delicious!
We got back to Granny's place just as the sun was disappearing. We had just enough time to grab some group photos of the family, you know, since we were all together and dressed up. We spent the evening hanging out with Lucas and April and their people in Granny's living room. Uncle Jim and Aunt Melissa were there too. It was really fun!
It was a sad day, but a good day.