Well, we are getting back to normal now. Our ill-fated road trip is over, and we are back home. The funeral for my father was more like the second kind of funeral I posted about. It was good to see so many old friends and family members there. I especially appreciated getting to re-connect with some cousins who, when I was growing up, were pretty much my best friends. We were sent out, in Milton’s words, “though sorrowing, yet in peace.”
Thanks again for your words of support, consolation, and care. I was astonished at how much that sort of thing helped.