Friday, September 5

funeral


Friday night and Saturday we gathered for the viewing and funeral of Grandpa Bob. It was really nice to gather with family and celebrate his life. There were some really fun stories told and it was good to hear all of the kids tell their favorite memories of their dad. 

This is before the viewing with a bunch of Devin's cousins.

Devin with some of his cousins: Jesse, John, and Jake.

Ettie and her grandpa checking in at the hotel.

These are some of grandpa bob's grandsons. Aren't they handsome??

Gathering at the cemetery.

Ettie was a good sport with napping on the go and staying up late.





Saturday night there was a "Celebration of Life" at the Rigg River Ranch. Such a beautiful night! Ettie wore her best Grand Junction attire: cutoffs and little boots. 

the view.

and then we decided to get a few of the rigg babies together for a picture. Ettie got really upset when one of the babies toppled over onto her and there was no soothing her. It was pretty funny though... The other babies were so confused. I love all of their little faces.

A bunch of Grandpa Bob's stuff was laid out on tables for everyone to look at. Pictures... hats... ray bans (his favorite sunglasses)... and we found his CU school of medicine ID. How cool is that??



"I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you—oh you, who the wildest yearn
For an old-time step, and the glad return,
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same. I say,
He is not dead—he is just away.” 
-james whitcomb riley

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