Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Wake Incident

A man that my grandfather knew had passed away and we went to his wake.  Bompa is a Mason and the man was too so the local lodge did a little ceremony.  It takes about 15 minutes to do so after Gram and I paid our respects we went to sit down and wait for Bompa.  This was when Gram could still fake being ok.  She couldn't carry on a conversation but if someone said "Hi, how are you?", and she would respond "Fine thank you and how are you?".   So we are sitting there quietly waiting for the ceremony to be over.  They are having a moment of silence,  when out of the blue Gram says "Christ how long is this gonna take?"  That was the last wake we took Gram to.   From then on I waited in the car with Gramma and let Bompa go in by himself!  

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