Tuesday, April 28, 2009

we. can. do. this...

There is a funeral half an hour in the future here at MH and U.

The soloist (imported) is warming up with the organist. Soloist. Male. Amateur. Result: "vaguely tuneful roaring," as it's been described to me by other singers.

The fire inspector is lurking on the fringes of the gathering, prepared to inspect us but perhaps, tactfully, AFTER the funeral?

It was cold again this morning, frost on the cars, but at least so far today it hasn't snowed. And it didn't snow yesterday while we were at the cemetery, so we didn't get mired, or slip and fall down.

This one is hard, I knew this lady and loved her; I think from now on I'll specialize in "funerals for total strangers only."

Time to get the gear on and fire up the mic.
We CAN do this. Yes.


Auntie Knickers said...

Yes you can. Sorry about the weather though. Here in the Boston States it's nearing 80 degrees F!

Crimson Rambler said...

sounds blissful, Auntie, I loves me them Boston States in April!

Kathryn said...

You not only could, you did...Hope the tuneful roaring was more than vaguely acceptable when the crunch came.

Terri said...

I Preside over a lot of funerals....and it is often sad for me...but then there are those for the ones I have come to love...and then I hope I can brace myself enough to just get through the service - especially if I am preaching. I can "lose" my self in the words of the burial office, but if I have to preach, well that can do me in.