Friday, December 19, 2008

PhotoStory FriDay..Services Budd C. Argyle Style...



These last few weeks have been filled with much sorrow and joy. My grandfather was laid to rest this morning in the midst of a snow storm. At least the wind wasn't blowing at the time of the services. The hearst could not make it up the hill to the burial site. So they decided to park down at the bottom of the hill and have the pall bearers carry him up. Fortunately, the men doing the carrying were strong, because there were not enough of them. My Dad kept saying..."Keep going...Keep going." He feared dropping the coffin. Afterwards a yummy luncheon was served and we were able to warm up and let the stress role off a little. Curtis utilized this time to really relax...hmmm...we all got quite the giggle!

PhotoStory Friday
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5 comments:

Karolynn said...

I can't believe they had to carry the coffin all the way. That was the worst storm too. Beautiful photos and Curtis, he is too funny! I miss you! I hope you felt my sweet thoughts and prayers!

KC Mom said...

Another surreal experience. I can't believe the luck of weather. I kept thinking about the song...Be Still My Soul that we sang at the funeral. There's a part where it says...Be still my soul, the waves and wind still know..well the snow certainly knew. That picture of Curtis is so funny...I had no idea he was doing that!

sharon said...

Even the pictures show that this funeral was part of a dream that I haven't awakened from yet. I have never seen a hearst slide backward down a road before. Lucky us to have such strong men to carry Grandpa Argyle across the graveyard. Curtis is a very cute goofball as usual. Love you!!!

stefanie said...

So sorry! You've had so many losses. I'm glad you've got such a close family to help you through.

Indrani said...

I am so sorry really!
Hugs!
Indrani.