Saturday, 2007.08.04, 4:41 PM CST.
has been laid to rest; may she rest in peace.
3:00 PM CST yesterday, the funeral services were held for my mother
at a small (but surprisingly crowded) chapel back in my old hometown. We
had numerous people, family and friends, who traveled in from out-of-state
to be there. There were even employees of two of Mum's favourite
casinos (one of which sent an enormous floral arrangement) in attendence.
was a very simple service, held by a very friendly Methodist
the ceremony, the minister led a very brief, family-only gathering
at the burial
saw my dad again today; he's
holding up okay, as am I, but we both still have our times when
the grief just overcomes us. We both feel pretty much lost
without her, and sometimes when I don't feel like I can cry anymore,
the tears just keep coming. Please
continue to pray for the comfort of our family.
Thanks for everything, Mama.
I love you and
I will never forget you.
October 18th, 1935 - July 30th, 2007.
more information about her passing, please see my last