I hope it’s not wrong to say that it was nice to see all of Mel’s family after her mom’s funeral.  We certainly finished out the day in the manner her mom would have had it:  with the house crammed with as many extended family as would fit in the door and with tons of high-carb home-made foods.  There may have been a salad somewhere but I did not see it.

All families really should get together like this at some time other than funerals.

Thankfully, the service had the desired effect on Erin.  She had been holding everything in; probably because of the performances in the play that she was responsible for but she finally let it all out at the service and seems to be getting back to normal.