Gramma Elie's funeral was today at St. Joseph's Church in Stringtown. From the outside, it looks like a simple, country church. Walk inside, however, and it seems as if you're in a cathedral. I wish I had gotten a picture of it, but I didn't think of it until we were leaving for the cemetery.
After the graveside service, we all went to a restaurant in town for a family gathering. All six of her children were there, as were 25 of 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Add in the spouses and assorted family and friends and the place was packed.
Someone said that even after she was gone, she was still getting the family together for dinner.
I'm sure she would have laughed at that comment and added something along the lines of "well, you've got to eat!"