|Put MIL's Pointsettia on the tree|
|It was given to the DIL's at the grave-site|
And I want to thank you for all the kind comments concerning my MIL. She was really a wonderful lady, and she did live a good long life (98). Her boys, their families, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren will miss her.
Obviously I didn't get to catch up on reading blogs Friday as planned. I am reading some enroute, and I will continue when we return.
It's now Tuesday and we're back on the road heading home to Dallas. Foggy, but not too bad. The funeral mass was yesterday. The trip from the church in Baton Rouge to the cemetery on the River Road in St. Rose was "an adventure"... (it was raining so hard you could barely see in front of you). It took about an hour and a half. We were about 10 minutes late, but so was everyone else. And we all arrived safe - thank goodness!
After the service, we all gathered together at family home in Baton Rouge... reminiscing. Family stories were told and the younger ones got an earful - stories about their parents growing up. Sad time, but loved being with the family again. Bittersweet.
As for myself, I learned that even at 70, my bones must be fairly strong as I took a flying fall in the hotel right before we left for the church. Apparently they had just mopped the floor in the lobby hall and when I stepped on it, my legs flew up in the air and I landed on my right hip (hard!). It happened so fast, I was stunned! I'm bruised (both wrists and right leg and hip) - but nothings broken! I'm pretty stiff and sore everywhere due to jarring... but otherwise OK. (Due to the quarter size bruising on both wrists, I'm guessing my wrists helped break the fall).
BTW, we saw gasoline in Louisiana for $1.65 !