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18 March 2009 @ 12:02 pm
home from the funeral  
I'm back from my uncle's funeral (in the glorious wilds of Witchita).  It was a pretty beautiful service, and they'd arranged for an honor guard since he was in the Marines, so they did a salute with guns and the flag and everything.  I think my favorite part was the songs sung by my grandfather's pastor though.  Very sweet. 

the rest of the time was good as well - no family drama, and there was for a short time a special kind of kinship.  And apparently my KS family have started hugging, thank goodness.  After we headed back to his apartment my grandfather got out his coin collection (among other things) and we had a great time looking at his three cent coins and pennies from the 1800s.  And staying with my aunt and her husband turned out to be the very best of choices, as they were great company and last night when we got back from Abilene we spent a couple of hours looking at pictures and sharing stories.

the fun part about going through pictures is i get ones like these (cut to save your flist).

mom and I were both wiped out from having to do the fly up, drive, funeral, drive, fly back thing, but I'm home safe despite the screaming baby behind me on the last leg of my flight.  Tired though.  very tired.
Cordykitten: japewierd  hugscordykitten on March 18th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Awe :) Cute pic.
It isn't proper to say 'glad you had a good time' for a funeral; but it's good that it went well. It's never easy.

my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on March 18th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
thanks sweetest! i think what you said totally works. :D
missus_grace: comfortmissus_grace on March 18th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
It's a blessing to have a close family that you can share good times and bad with!
my monkied brain: buffywill - *hug*katekat1010 on March 19th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
thanks lady. the family may not be closest (except for me and my mom, we're like this *holds up twined fingers*) but it was definitely a trip that goes down on the plus side of the ledger, sad occasion or not.