Well, it's raining. The forecast called for sloppy, wet snow and we got rain. After today the temps drop. We're getting another one of those Arctic Blasts. Oh, and we're not even a month into winter, so there's no need for you to check your calendar. This year, winter seems to be moving much slower than usual. Of course, as I get older, maybe I'm not finding winter as much fun as when I was younger.
My aunt's viewing / funeral are today. I've chosen skip it because of the reception line. Now some may think this sounds silly, but I really hate waiting in lines and this line is going to be long. My aunt had 4 children, so they, and their spouses, are going to be lined up just past the casket. There are also 11 grandchildren and they, and their spouses, will be lined up just past their parents. After that there will be a cluster great grandchildren who number 17. Inevitably one or more of them will say, "why is it we only see each other at funerals?" Well, because our worlds very rarely interact. If you live 5 miles away, and the only time you see these people is at the end of someone's life, you might want to re-evaluate your relationships. Their side of the family is very formal: an open casket viewing, a funeral, and graveside services (the rain has turned to snow) followed by a private luncheon for the family. There will be navy blue suits and expensive dresses purchased for the occasion. hhhmp. I asked to my brother, "why couldn't they just do a nice memorial service when the weather is nicer?" See, I'd go to something like that.