Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the hearts of all my friends and family
Don't feel silly! You are the very definition of moderation compared to my posts ;)
No, my cousin is always like that, especially towards me. It was just a shock that she decided to act that way while Mammaw was going and during the viewing!
Btw, for those of you who may not understand, a viewing is about the same as a wake, only most people consider it a little less formal. Jeans and a nice shirt or even a clean T-shirt are common and it's more like a reunion of the deceased's friends and family where stories are told about him or her, family members reunite, and we all find comfort in on another. The pre-funeral potluck (also called The Eatin') is a informal repass. Most wear their funeral clothes, but it is relaxed with children playing and people laughing and talking. There is a prayer before to bless the food and a prayer after to bless the family which signals the beginning of the funeral as we all line up and proceed to the church. The food and deserts served are all homemade and much of it is either the deceased's favorites or a family member's take on one of his or her recipes. The Eatin' normally takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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