Wednesday, March 2 ~ Friday, March 4 ~ Saturday, March 5
It’s nice to see a pretty bird on a sad day.
Kristen and Debbie came here to design our family’s picture board for the viewing and funeral.
Kristen is an avid scrap booker, so her Cricut was a great help.
Everyone’s photo boards at Mother’s funeral. The flowers were from the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Mel & Velda’s family
Elvin & Patti’s
Bob & Doris’
Casket Bearers preparing to go to the gravesite.
Grandsons and a grandson-in-law: This side – left to right – David Richard, Ted Clements, Bryan High, Japheth Stauffer. Back side – left to right – Jeff High, Donald Rhoads, Jon Stauffer, Jere High. There was a funeral director behind the casket.
Mike Zimmerman – right – conducted the graveside service.
Preparing to release balloons
If you missed that, you can see it on my entry the day of the funeral – http://dorishigh.com/2016/03/05/saying-goodbye-to-mother-high/
Elizabeth’s friend Nsimba and Inge speaking Portuguese.
Enjoying a delicious meal in the basement of Erb Mennonite Church.
During open mike, we were asked to share memories of Mother. Jesse told his dad that he wanted to tell everyone about a memory Great-grandma shared with him just a few days before her death.
She told him that when he was quite little – during a Christmas gift exchange – he touched every present and asked, “Mine? Mine?”
That reminded Jere of a Christmas when Grandpa and Grandma forgot to get him a gift. He was just a little guy, so was quite disappointed. But she made up for it by bringing him two gifts from a trip to Florida – just after Christmas.
Dorretta shared a few of her favorite memories.
After lunch our great-grandson, Anthony, stood still just long enough for me to get a picture.
Casket flowers from mother’s children
Pretty flowers from our TFC president and his wife – Scott and Karen.
The large bouquet of flowers from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
This is what it looked like after each of the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren took a flower or bouquet to keep in her memory.
I designed a bouquet out of the leftovers when everyone else was finished.