It was a long weekend.
From telling our mama that her sister had died to speaking with my cousin and my sisters at my aunt's funeral celebration.
Speaking at a funeral was a first for me and I think for my sisters too. We were all scared and nervous, but it was so easy to talk about Aunt Bernice because she had made such an impact on our lives and created so many memories.
Some pictures from the day.
Aunt Bernice and Uncle Stuart
At the cemetery, there was this very strange headstone. You have to look closely, but it's an angel kneeling with her head in her arms like she's crying. There was no name, no clue to who it might be for, just this weeping angel. Very interesting.
From the cemetery, we went back to the church where they had graciously fixed lunch for the bunch of us and it was delicious!
Aunt Bernice's grandson and his wife
Great granddaughter Kaitlin, husband Kristain and great great granddaughter Haley
Great granddaughter Laura and son
My BIL and brother
Youngest brother and nephew
Sister Cathy and her husband Dick
SIL Pam with mama
Brother Tommy, sister Debbie, me, cousin Danny and sister Cathy
The back (I call it the front, but apparently when you live on the water the front is facing the water) of Aunt Bernice's house
Mama couldn't get in the house but got around front.......with a little help from family
to this view
SIL Lois, me, sister Cathy, sister Debbie, brother Tommy, cousin Ann and mama
Just an interesting thing....back in 1964 or 61 depending on how you read the numbers, my sister wrote her name in the cement poured for the driveway at Aunt Bernice's
This is a picture made many years ago of my mother and her sisters....L to R
Mama (Margaret), Aunt Grayce, Aunt Joyce and Aunt Bernice