Monday, May 9, 2011
Well, the Fun Family Funeral weekend has come to a close. It was said on several occasions throughout the last 4 days that you've never seen a happier bunch of mourners. Of course, there were tears. Lots of them. But on the whole the weekend was filled with more laughter than anything and I have a feeling I will look back on it more as a party and will wonder whether or not there were balloons and a pinata. Nearly everyone came into town (oh, how we missed those of you who couldn't make it) and it was a great family reunion and a celebration of an amazing man. We laughed ourselves silly at the funny things Grandpa did and said. We marvelled at all the people who pronounced that if it hadn't been for Howard Knecht their lives would have been a mess. We wept as taps was played and the soldiers folded the flag. And then we held a mini-wake at Taco Bell because it was his favorite place to eat. And not just because you don't have to tip anyone. The whole weekend felt like a resounding "Amen!" to a glorious life.