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A Funeral and A Wedding

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on August 6, 2018

Last week brought both sadness and joy as we were called unexpectedly to a funeral and then hosted a bridal shower to celebrate our daughter’s upcoming nuptials.

It began on Sunday past when we got a call that my brother-in-law had passed away. I spent that morning making travel arrangements. On Monday, we flew to Maryland. We joined our immediate family for dinner at a trendy restaurant near the hotel. I had roast chicken with mushroom polenta.

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The next day we visited with my husband’s niece until it was time for the gravesite service. We saw many friends and relatives there. Rest in peace, Bobby.

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Another meal followed before we were left with our memories and a flight home on Wednesday. Not a moment to dawdle, as on Friday our daughter’s future in-laws were coming to town, and I’d invited them for dinner. Thursday was spent cooking along with hair and nails appointments. Friday we got the house in order before everyone arrived. I picked up the cake for the bridal shower and stuck it in the fridge. We had a lovely dinner together with our soon-to-be new family.

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Saturday morning, I rushed out to get the flowers, and we loaded our cars with party favors and other supplies. The event was to be held at Brio Tuscan Grille, where they’d partitioned off a private area with a curtain. We had the tables arranged in a U-Shape. Friends and relatives arrived to celebrate the joyous event with us.

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It was a great day, and we have many happy memories. In another month, we’ll attend a second shower, Bouchercon mystery writers’ conference, and Rosh Hashanah dinner all within a week. Let’s hope we only have happy times ahead as we cherish each day and each person who makes our lives meaningful. Blessings to you all.

 

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14 Responses to “A Funeral and A Wedding”

  1. Nancy,
    Sorry about your brother-in-law. Congratulations on Sara’s upcoming wedding!
    See you at Bouchercon.

  2. Condolences and congratulations. Isn’t life a roller coaster. Wishing you more and more joyous events!

  3. Despite the recent sadness, it was a lovely day!

  4. Sorry for your loss. Congrats on your daughter’s upcoming wedding, how exciting!

  5. bn100 said

    sad news

  6. Becky said

    Beautiful pictures.

  7. Marla Dionese said

    Sorry for your loss, Nancy. Glad you could be there for the family.
    Your daughter’s bridal shower looks like it was a wonderful occasion.
    Happy Holidays now to you and yours,
    Marla in Colorado

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