We were able to visit him the evening we arrived, so we got to say good-bye to him one last time. The funeral service/burial was a lovely service: a family-only affair where we sat with our own thoughts and offered comfort to my aunt, my cousins, and my cousin J's in-laws. It was the complete opposite of the stressful and crazy circus that was my mother's funeral. We didn't have beer and barbecue like my cousin S promised, but we had a nice dim sum afterward - still just family - and it was, all in all, the best funeral I've attended.
My sister, Monica, proprietress of the cool soap shop, Soap Sudsations, is on the left in the photo.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams