My maternal grandmother passed away last week, and the funeral was held on Friday. At the end of the Catholic mass, one of my grandma’s wishes was honored as flowers were passed out to all her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Each of her 12 kids and stepkids took a turn standing at the front of the church to receive a red rose, and they in turn beckoned their own kids and grandkids to the front to receive a carnation. It’s a large familyâ€” I have 45 cousins, and those cousins have 57 kids of their own. It was neat to watch everyone gather in their own family groups to receive a flower from grandma.