Well that was a day.
This service was a Catholic service… the service was held at a Catholic Church ⛪️
However – due to corona – things are handled quite oddly at the moment.
Everything is outside, with masks, and distance.
We had to wait on pall bearers to bring casket out.. they took forever!!! Even the priest was like … “we have to bring the casket out.”
The pall bearers (people who hold the casket and bring it out) were from the family. They wanted certain people only, and then once we had them all…
The family wanted to wait until the husband got there … but we were already pushing time.
So we had to bring out the casket before the husband got there.
It rolls out of the hearse… and onto a platform with wheels… and each pall bearer (3 on each side) wheel the casket over.
The priest blessed the casket… we covered the casket with a beautiful shroud
They did a mass with communion… and then we refolded the shroud, and put the flowers on top of the casket.
The flowers were incredible!! Seriously THE most beautiful flowers, I have seen yet!!! That was a lot of money!!! That was incredibly beautiful!!
We loaded the other flowers in to the van that I was driving…
And then we had to wait for the pall bearers again 🤨
I walked in front while they followed behind with the casket – and we loaded it into the hearse.
We to that same catholic memorial park, I told you about before? The one with only markers in the ground or on the walls.
Once again we had to wait on pall bearers.
And then my girl says to me – you need to take the coach back right away!! They need it ASAP 😮
Wait what? What will I be driving? They call the hearse “the coach” – whatever
So I got to drive the hearse back to the funeral home. You definitely draw attention driving a hearse… and no one cuts you off – they wait lol ❤️✌️
I DO like the way the hearse handles!! I kinda want one 😄😘
Evidentially my girls from MY funeral home… did not plan well… they had one funeral far away where their hearse was needed – but the girl had a service here in town and needed a hearse so they took ugly walls hearse.
Also… the family was nice enough not to make us wear those black jackets – so I was extremely thankful for that!!
On my way home I needed something from store and actually had to go in… a complete strange woman stopped me just to tell me how beautiful I looked – that was very nice
I’m cool if a woman says it… if a man says it my guard goes up lol – funny how that works 😘
But that was nice 🥰
That was a long day. I got to escape back early and not stay at burial, but only because they needed the hearse.
It is so busy with funerals now 😮😮😮