Good Morning my friends!!!

The last few days were like riding a roller coaster! Ups and downs….I was part of something i never have been before….My Granfather passed away and we went to the funeral….a little bit of history…My family owns and maintains a Roman Catholic Church…my grandparents were the Church…lived it daily….It is so old school that they only speak Latin during the Mass! My grandparents had 10 children…which then had 50 grandchildren…which gave them 14 great grandchildren….the Church seats about 50 people…..the Priest and his peeps broke down on the road coming to the church so roughly an hour late….so the church is full (really full) the Priest is an hour late…somy uncle heavily involved witht the church as well….decides to lead us in the saying of the FULL Rosery…..ok we are good with that….the Priest finally show up….we have now been in the Church for over an hour…..HIgh Mass takes about an hour and a half….All Latin…(mind you maybe 25 people at the Church speak Latin) ok….trying to follow along everytime someone kneels…everyone follows….no pads on the floors!!!!! kneeling on the hardwood floors up and down for over and hour and a half…ok….the ceremony is over….yikes my knees are not feeling too hot…but this is what my Grandfather wanted so i am so cool with it….then off to the cemetary….we pull up the Paul Bearers….bring my grandfather to the site under a nice tent….the priest starts his thing and 15 minutes later..here comes this truck(crane) thing…no one has a clue what is happening…the guy jumps off the crane and starts moving people back and taking the tent down….its a nice day out but everyone is looking at eachother like what is going on….he gets teh tent down in about 10 minutes….moves the crane over motioning for people to move out of the way…no words spoken….just motions….the funeral director is lowering the casket into the ground …..the crane lowers a concrete lid into the ground…..and moves the crane back so we can now shovel the the dirt into the hole……we are thinking a few shovel fulls for the ceremony….oh no….just the guys can do it and the whole has to be full be fore the ceremony can be complete…..Ok i am for tradition but everyone was so confused because only two people new this was going to happen!!! OK THEN!!! really this was the weirdest day ever…..now because the ceremony took much longer than expected the hall that was rented for everyone after for food and socializing….gave us about 45 minutes fro this!!!!! everyone got to the hall at 2:15 to 2:25 and we had to leave and be completely cleaned up and out by 3pm!!! WTF!!! really…lets just say there was some serious drinking by me and some of my family members after this event….WOW…..I miss him dearly and glad he is ina better place!!! I love him….and would go thru that all over again just for him!!!! So thank you all for the wonderful words you have givent o me over ther past few days….I cherrish them so much!!!! Thank you my friends!!!!
Jeff
still drinking….LOL

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