My Sammi made a point that is so true.
“Dad, this did not seem like a funeral but more like a family reunion.”
Oh how true that statement is.
Brother and sisters, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren gathered to honor their sweet Grandmother that has passed on.
I know that most of this family lives in the general area there, but they do still have their lives and I do not know how often they get together as cousins and family.
For my Dad, Mom, Sammi and I, it was an opportunity to see and talk with family I have not seen in a long time.
We had a good lunch after the funeral and was able to visit and talk with all the family that was there.
After the lunch, we went over to Aunt Sue’s home so Sammi could play with Sues Grandchildren and jump in the leaves. They had so much fun.
We also were able to stay with my Mothers sister, Alona. That was great as she and her husband we so kind and Sammi just loved it there with them. My Aunt Marcie also came down to see my mom and family. We were able to get a great game of “May I” going. (always a family favorite)
The next morning we packed up and headed down to Salt Lake City for the return trip home.
It was a short but wonderful trip to catch up on family and reacquaint ourselves with family we have not seen and talked with in a long time. Everyone has grown and generations have all stepped up one level.
Grandma may have passed on, but look at the legacy of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren she has left here on earth.