Mimi's declaring a time out ~ Granddaddy and I attended the funerals of 3 very special friends on Friday, Sunday, and today. So, Mimi wants a time out . . . from funerals. I just don't want anyone else I care for to leave here . . . not just yet anyway.
They are praising our Heavenly Father and even getting to meet Abraham and Noah face to face; but, it's still very sad and lonely for those of us left behind. In the last post, I told you about my sweet Miss M, then that night we got the news that our beloved pastor from many years ago who married Granddaddy and I had passed. Dr. Cecil was pastor during our high school days and became very close friends of both families, especially with Pappaw and Mammaw. He officiated at Mammaw's funeral but was just not able to be at Pappaw's.
On Saturday morning, Mr. Sherman went home. Mr. Sherman was one of Pop's great friends ~ Pop, Mr. Sherman and Pete ate lunch together at their little sandwich shop for many years before Miss Sheila and I got to be the chauffeurs and join them for lunch. Mr. Sherman was also one of Granddaddy's very first customers when he started at the bank 40 years ago. You all know Granddaddy and I along with 2 other couples meet for the "2 for $20" every Wednesday night. What you didn't know was that Mr. Sherman and his sweet wife also met at the CC with 2 sets of their friends. Every Wednesday I got my special hug and kiss from Mr. Sherman and we talked briefly about Pop. One Wednesday, he and his friend (who was also a long-time customer of Granddaddy's) commented on Granddaddy's shirt and said they wanted one just like it. Thankfully, Granddaddy followed through with that the next day and had one delivered to each of them. Wednesday nights will be a little different now with Mr. Sherman missing; as well as Sunday morning services without Miss Marguerite in her regular seat beside her son-in-law and grandson.
When you say your prayers each night, please remember all of these precious families as they learn to go on without their loved ones.
XOXOXOXOXO ~ Mimi