Friday, December 28, 2012

What a Sendoff!

Today, a great man was laid to rest.  I don't mean a rich man, or a well known man, but he was a man of God, who loved his family and his church.  The minister had his orders,  Bobby had told him he didn't want tears, and Johnny did his best.  He told stories of his life around Bobby, and pretty much had people laughing through their tears.  Johnny was
a family friend from the time he was a small boy, and Bobby's mom and dad cared for him, during that time.  Johnny makes strange faces as he preaches, and that, alone helped loosen the mood.   Our Minister sang, and helped with the funeral. 

When it was time to leave the church for the cemetery, 
Here is what Bobby took his last ride in, a custom made coach.  I  The hobby of our funeral home director, is building custom made coaches.  I had to leave to go get plates and I told Richard (the funeral director) that I was going to snap a couple of photos.  He told me he was sorry it was wet and rainy, but if I would stop by the funeral home, he would drive me around the block in it, and I didn't have to wait until I was ready to ride in the back.  I could sit up front.  I think I'm going to take him up on it soon.

Here is one of the floral arrangements, I just love it so I snapped some photos so I can see if I can do something similar.


NanaDiana said...

What a grand vehicle. Unbelievable, Jettie. I love that floral arrangement, too. Is that kind of a wreath?

Tete said...

Oh, that is a cool ride and you better take him up on the ride in the front! The back won't be as much fun.
Love the funeral about being happy and a celebration of his life and what he was about. The arrangement is pretty and I am sure you can do that.

Ellie VanCaster said...

I'm sorry about Bobby but it sure sounds like his wishes were met. Love that sweet car-I would definately take a ride in that beauty!