Wednesday, May 26, 2010

David's Family

Last weekend we attended George Clove's funeral in Hurricane, Utah.  He is David's last grandparent to pass away.  I may be a bit odd, but I really enjoy funerals sometimes.  At least I do if it's someone that I am familiar with but not all that well.  It's so interesting to me to hear about their lives.  To get to know something of them that is pre-sickness or pre-worn out. 

It was especially good to see all, or most of, David's extended family.  It was only a year ago that Grandma Clove passed away and we followed similar pattern.  As odd as it sounds, it was really good to see everyone that close in timing.  I actually remembered who a lot of the people are and how they fit.  And I was much more comfortable with them too.  (It takes me a bit to get to know people or to let them know me.  I have to warm up to the idea.)  I found the whole thing surprisingly enjoyable.  In fact, I absolutely loved seeing the family again!  So many good, fun, mischievious people.  Makes me feel priviledged to be a part of it.

The other extra special treat was getting to meet David's Great Aunt Marie.  She come from Portland to her brother's funeral.  Up to that point I had no knowledge at all of Grandpa Clove's siblings.  I found her enchanting.  Very well put together, very sharp, and a wealth of knowledge.  I loved hearing stories about her childhood, her father, her experiences.  I also enjoyed listening to my mother-in-law and her brothers and sisters talking and reminiscing. 

So I pay tribute to all you wonderful cousins, aunts, and uncles out there who are just so dang cool and so much fun!  Thanks for being you and thanks for making me feel such a part of everything.  I can truly say my heart is full.


  1. We think that you are pretty dang cool yourself!!!

  2. Getting to know in-laws is like putting a gig saw puzzle together. I'm glad you had a good time. Can't wait to see your house.