We all said goodbye to Pop today as we laid him to rest. The graveside service was very nice and I thought the Rabbi did a great job. He had never met Pop, so he wrote the service from our discussion with him on Thursday night.
Afterward, we all went to Sondra's. We got caught up with some of the cousins that we haven't seen it awhile.
Margaret and I left the mourning house or the "Shiva house" in the early afternoon, so we could go and take care of the boys. We have a pack of 5 dogs to care for and they were not able to alone all day.
Jesse and Mitchell stayed, as most regular activity is interrupted for the seven first-degree relatives: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister and spouse.(Grandparents and grandchildren are not included), the process of following the shiva ritual is referred to as "sitting" Shiva. Shiva is a part of the customs for bereavement in Judaism.
Jesse and Mitchell didn't get home until after services, which were held at 7:30 at the house.
We will all go back tomorrow and Tuesday, then Jesse and I will head back to the Kram-a-lot on Wednesday.
I want to thank everyone for your kind words, we feel the support.