Here in the south, funerals are all about consoling the family and FOOD!
Food is brought to the home of the bereaved family and in most cases it's enough food to feed a Third World Country! I suppose it's the feeling of not knowing how to console the grieving family and friends so we do what any proper southern woman would do...Feed the Folks!!
Sadly, my husband's Best friend lost his sweet Mother on Saturday. Our home seems to be Funeral Central and I didn't know The Farmhouse would be the destination point for the out of town guests until about 2 hrs. before company arrived! I'm usually stocked pretty well but the sheets needed changing due to a Grandbaby sleepover. Oh Dear, I wish I had done____, and ____, and ____, etc....
So...needless to say I've been rushing aorund like a chicken with it's head cut off
as well as
FEEDING the FIVE THOUSAND!
A prerequisite for any proper southern funeral wake
#1 Husband is conducting the Funeral this afternoon (no, he's not a pastor) but sadly this family did not have a church affiliation and #1Husband is the closest Christian friend in their sphere of reference. That saddens me greatly and has made me stop and think about my sphere of influence.
I would hope I leave this world with lots of Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, and most importantly
Not for me,
I'll be feasting with The King of Kings at the Lord's Banquet Table
for all those I've loved and left here on this earth for a little while longer...
I would Hate to think they were left craving
Just One More Deviled Egg!
I' m signing off today. I have Deviled Eggs to prepare...Lots of them!!