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Rest of the week

Ok, I'm here today after not getting much sleep last night as a result of getting the farm ready for visitors. After work it will be down there again for me to finish up then tomorrow night as well since the folks will get in from NC tomorrow afternoon. Thursday i'm working half a day then driving 2.5 hours down to St.Louis to pick up my relatives coming in from California. Then a speed trip back up to the funeral home for the viewing. The funeral is Friday. I was asked last night to be a pall bearer. I suspect this is because I'm still young and strong enough to lift the coffin and carry it any distance. Arthritis and back problems run in our family so I'm sure a bunch of would-be pall bearers didn't make the cut. I consider it an honor though since he was one of my favorites and he doesn't have any sons left alive.

I took one of my Mom's sisters up to Kankakee a couple years ago for a funeral. A distant great aunt I only ever met once. One of the pall bearers came down with the flu and I had to fill in. I swear that coffin weighed 600 lbs. As soon as we got out the church doors with it we were straining and sweating. Then we had to carry it half a block to the gravesite because the hearse couldn't pull in that far. Good thing no one could see us set it down and take a break for a minute. At least we didn't drop it. That's something.

Oh and everyone should go and rent the movie "Uncorked" with Rufus Sewell, Nigel Hawthorn and Minnie Driver. It's simply one of the best movies I've seen in years. I don't know why I thought of that today. My mind is a jumble of things trying to make sure everything is in order.

I'm around if someone needs me.



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Aug. 13th, 2002 01:56 pm (UTC)
And we're here, with our thoughts, wishes and prayers for you, if you need us.
Aug. 13th, 2002 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks love, I always know you are there for me.



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