Over the weekend I had to attend a memorial service for a member of my mother’s family. Her cousin passed away a couple months ago at the age of 67 and over the weekend we had the memorial service for her. It was quite sad that her daughter was supposed to get married three weeks after she had passed. The daughter ended up getting married but the mother obviously was not able to attend it. My parents and I and my mothers brother attended the memorial service together. The service was at the church in my mother’s cousin’s hometown. She had been cremated so this was a little service for putting her ashes into the memorial wall of the church. It was a very old church and unfortunately it had no air conditioning and it was so hot and humid on Saturday it was even worse inside the church. Luckily I had a summer dress on but I felt awful for all the guys who were wearing suits. I could see the sweat is dripping off of them.
After the service the church had a small social gathering outside to share memories and what not. Unfortunately, it was raining and it was too late to call a tent rental company or anything so most people did not stick around.
Since not many people wanted to hang out in the rain, we all went to a restaurant to have lunch together. More people showed up then anticipated and the restaurant had to throw three more tables together for all of us and cook more food, the restaurant was quite unprepared for the amount of people that showed up for the lunch. After lunch my parents took me back home and my uncle went back to my parents house. We’re all gonna relax a little bit because my cousin was in town and then we were all gonna go out to dinner together. So after a couple hours of just relaxing my husband and I met my parents my uncle and my cousin and my parents favorite restaurant so we could have dinner together.
My cousin lives in New York and we rarely get to see him so we had such a good time at dinner. I think we had maybe too good of a time. My cousin and I don’t drink but my husband, my parents and my uncle were throwing them back like there was no tomorrow. My husband does not really have a lot in common with my Uncle but since they were both drinking they were acting like best friends. They even went over the the photo booth that the restaurant had set up and took some pretty hilarious photos. I thought it was a bit strange that a restaurant/ bar had a picture booth but the waitress said that they do catering for a local photo booth rental company and they get a really good deal by trading services. But it was all in good fun it’s kind of sad that it is at funerals that we get to see relatives that we don’t normally get to see but I’m thankful that I do get to see my cousin and all of my mom’s family that I rarely get to see. Because as much as family annoys you we all would be lost without our families. At least I know that I would.