In the last 8 months we have had 6 funerals to attend. Out of the 6, I have sang at 4 of them. Yesterday when I took the CD to the church the lady said.. "This will be the microphone that you will use." I told her that I would not be singing them because I was recorded on the CD. She said... "Oh I was hoping that you would sing live". With Sharon laying in the coffin next to me... I explained that she and I were the only small children in the family until we were 9 years old. We were only one week apart in age. There was no way that I would be able to sing them live. She said she understood.
Things always go wrong. lol I had all the music for the funeral. We HAD to leave at 9:45 to make the 2 and sometimes 2 1/2 hour trip. Terry Ann took Carlie to school at 9:00 and pulled up at my step-dad's house at 9:43. lol We were leaving at 9:45. WooHoo!! Things looked great! We drove 11 miles and were stopped for road construction. We sat there for about 15 minutes. I made the statement that it was making us get there at 12:15 and the funeral was at 1:00. I told Terry Ann and Bill that we were where we were suppose to be at that time. As long as we were able to walk in at 10 till 1. I could always wear the jeans that I had on. lol We pulled into Coffeyville at 12:00. Wow! We made great time. We stopped and got a cup of coffee at the Quick Trip and Terry Ann said that she would like to go through a drive through and get something to eat. I pulled into a KFC and ordered. We sat there for about 15 minutes. Terry Ann said she thought we should just leave. (I have never done that before after ordering. lol) Bill spoke up and said... "It is 12:21 and if that funeral is at 1:00, you might want to get going." I pulled out of line and headed for Gary's mom's house. She passed away in 2004 and her home looks just like it did the day she passed away. I think her kids have finally thought about selling it this year. It is a older little house. It took me 10 minutes to throw on my slacks, change blouse, and change shoes. We got to the church around 10 till 1.
We were going to stop at my mother's grave site and my aunt had told me to stop by the funeral home and pick out a plant. I forgot all of that after the dinner at the church. I was going to go through town a certain way but there was road construction.... it got me side tracked while talking to Terry Ann and Bill. I just headed for home a different route?? No one said anything to me because they thought I was in a hurry to get home. I felt really bad about forgetting... but when I remembered I was standing on Bill's front porch!! lol
Hope all of you have had a blessed week. All of you are in my prayers. Hugs, Janie
Chapter 11, Page 24, Book 17
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