Just A Few More Posts About Death

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Alright, I realize the last few posts have basically been about death and dying, but it’s been on my mind for the past few days since everything has been about preparing for the funeral and such. Visitation was tonight. It went pretty well, I suppose. Of course, it was pretty boring, but I expected that. Jordan and I just sat on the couch there and talked to anyone who came over to us. Not many did, but oh well. The visitation was from 7-9, two hours, and I’d say about 30 people came. There was also the visitation earlier this afternoon that I didn’t go to.

I saw a few people I knew, a few people I had met once or twice, a few people from our old church and Grandma’s old church, Evangel, and a few people I hadn’t seen in years. There was one person that was the son of Grandma’s hairstylist. I’m not quite sure why he was there, but he seemed to talk to just about everyone, including Jordan and myself. I also met the Parkinsons, whom I haven’t seen in who knows how long. They go to Evangel, so I haven’t seen them in likely about 10 years.

All in all, visitation was pretty good. People just met up and chatted about old times, catching up for all those years they missed between funerals. It’s pretty sad when you only see each other at funerals. Is that the only time adults get together or something? “Ahh yeah, let’s get together sometime and chat over a cup of coffee or a corpse or something.”

Ahh yes, my sarcastic, cynical nature. Gotta love it. Anyways, I really have no feeling right now, so we’ll see how the funeral goes. It’ll be good just to get it over. I know she’s gone to a better place, and now that we’ve gotten together and talked about her, it’s time to talk a little bit more about her and then put her into her final resting place here on earth. Then there’s food afterwards. That’s by far the best part of a funeral – the food. You just have to make sure there’s potato salad. A funeral just isn’t a funeral without potato salad. I’m not sure why. But every funeral seems to have it, so I’ll make sure and update you about the potato salad situation, as well as give it a mark out of 10.

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