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I spent about seven hours on my feet Friday putting the flowers together. I was really tired by the end of the day. morivensays we should get rubber mats around the workbench. I agree. The kitty helped, so I knew the project was blessed. Many thanks to the folks who donated to the flower fund.
Many other people brought flowers, which made me very happy. Set up went smoothly, with many people pitching in. I felt a little strange that the Canon wouldn't let us have more than a couple of bouquets at the altar. We made up for it by displaying the floral bounty in the parish hall.
The bears came with us. Bjorn wore his tail coat and had hankies for the ladies. He's quite a ladies' bear.
The service was very nice. The eulogy was heartfelt and beautiful. When klwilliams
said that the respose to Teresa's death was "damn" I had to laugh. The first few calls I made to start the phone tree I got two "shit"s and one "fuck". So, yeah, damn. The choir was simply breathtaking. The rest of the ceremony was pretty standard: a very nice homily about Teresa of Avila, readings of the gospels, and eating God. There was a time for sharing memories. I was sorry to see that more people didn't do it. I did, but as most of you know, I'm okay with public speaking. I hope that people will share more at the wake in two weeks.
After the service, we moved into the parish hall. The Company of St. Teresa put out a fantastic board. There was an amazing array of Teresa's work, along with photos and Teresa's laurel cloak. I got to meet more of Teresa's family. Sadly, it was not the circumstances I would have like to meet them in. I was surprised by the number of people who thanked me for going up to speak.
Things started wrapping up around 6, and I locked up about 6:30. Again, folks were really great in getting everything cleaned up. Thanks, guys. At the end, Teresa's mom said that it was as nice as could be.