I prefer to write about my travels in order... So here's day two!
Erica, Shannie and I started our day by going over to Kathy & Todd's to help Brenda & Kathy with the picture boards for Grandma's viewing and funeral. It was bound to be an all day project with Grandma dying at 82! There's a lot of years of history in that!
We spent close to 4 hours working on these boards, they turned out real nice. One is of our family tree(s) and the other is of pictures of her and other family members.
We also stumbled upon my Grandpa & Grandma's wedding album. Those pictures will be posted a bit later.
In looking for things for her viewing, I found our little ugly man. You can see the entire story posted here. I decided since we sent it back and forth so much, it was only fitting that I sent it down with her, you know, kind of getting the last laugh on it. I know she would have appreciated it.
But I took a couple photos of him (better photos) to remember him. I will miss hiding him in all of Grandma's Christmas gifts!
In digging for pictures of our family, we realized how many pictures we DIDN'T have of Todd, so I took this one... It made me smile.
After working hard all day, Shannon, Erica and I went back to their place to get ready for Grandma's viewing. It was a nerve wracking thing for us, going to a viewing is always difficult especially when you haven't really even been around the person while she's sick.
Brenda and Kathy chose to bury her in a bright red jacket with a beautiful black sparkly scarf, and her gold jewelery. She looked very nice. The viewing was VERY busy, nearly 150 people stopped by.
After the viewing, we stopped through my favorite Taco Johns to have some Tato Ole's and Mexi Rolls Mmmm.
We headed back to Kathy's to visit as a family, then Kim, Shannie, Amanda and I went for our Midnight Walmart Run. We were all pretty tired so it was kind of relaxed, but it was fun to be together!
We stayed up till 3am that night visiting with Nick, Joe, Brandi, Luke & Kathy in the garage, and woke at 7 am the next morning for the funeral. It was a short night.