On Saturday we had the ‘“viewing” for my grandpa. Ive never even heard of those let alone been to one. I didn’t think it was going to be hard since we have all been preparing ourselves for his passing due to his age. When i got the news it wasn’t a shock at all but when i saw his body laying there in the casket i lost it completely.
Today, was the actual funeral so I naturally skipped school. He had been in three wars and was even at pearl harbor when it was attacked so he had a full military funeral. 21 gun salute/ folded up flag to my grandma and everything. As soon as i saw my father and my cousins carrying the casket and the military men escorting my grandma i was a full on water works. Just when i thought i could hold it together they began the final salute. Seeing those men in uniform salute to his casket and the trumpet playing taps I lost it again. Even my dad cried and mind you he isn’t a crier. It just hit me: That was my only grandpa..the only one Ive ever known and now he is gone. After the service one of the men in uniform told some of us grandchildren to be sure to tell our kids about our grand daddy…Que the water works once again.