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Born: May 27, 1926
Departed: January 17, 2009
New Haven, Missouri
The wake for Grandma was held this evening at Antioch Christian Church. It was nice that the family all gathered together to have time to pay our respects and grieve. Several picture panels from Grandma's 80th birthday and also a new panel that my cousin created were brought to the church. It was great to look over the photos and point out our favorites and talk about the memories, not just the ones with Grandma but these led to other stories and discussions about family and times. Very therapeutic.
There were quite a few people who came by to pay their respects, mostly church friends, or coworkers. One special person was Grandma's friend from the nursing home, Betty. She and Grandma spent time together and performed together in skits, went on trips that the home would arrange and play bingo or fold towels together. It was great that her son was able to bring her out to the church.
On Monday, I head to the hospital at 7:30 for my Thyroid scan then on to the funeral at 10:30am. We're passing on a meal at church and just the family will head over to the Szakals for sandwiches, drinks, and our usual family get together game of dominos.
I'll have to break away at 1 and head back to the hospital for another scan. Not sure what the plan will be after that. Possibly back to the Szakals....we'll see how it plays out.