It seems i have a serious problem with numbers.
The funeral was NOT scheduled for for 2 PM as I had written down. It was at 1 PM.
What can I say?
It takes me fifteen minutes to drive to that church.
The place was packed out. There was no sneaking through the side door near the piano. I had to march right down the middle aisle as my arrival was announced.
Embarrassment is one thing, but it felt so completely disrespectful of the family.
All I could do was ask God to take care of those people and bring them comfort in this time of sorrow.