Sunday, February 24, 2008
A celebration today
Today was a memorial service, a celebration, of BH. There must have been over 150 people. I'm now hearing 200. A wonderful person opened the ceremony. An old friend relayed distant messages and shared life experiences. Lovely wife made a few comments. Sisters and friends read poetry. I gave a eulogy, as did another fellow. Beautiful guitar and mandolin music was played. Friends and family got up to tell stories. There was a Statement of Hope, followed by a tearing version of "Flowers of the Forest" played on bagpipes. People brought food and drink, so we all talked and ate and talked and ate some more. I'll try to follow up with more details in the next day or two. But today was a good day, a hard day, a tiring day, a touching day.