Posts Tagged ‘funeral’

My father-in-law, Ray Bibow, passed away on December 16 at 91 years of age. He was a great guy and had a good life. The day of the funeral was unusually warm for Minot, North Dakota where he had lived for most of his life. The warm air over the snow resulted in a dense fog that coated the trees with ice. I expected the ice to melt by the time we got to the cemetery, which was well after noon, but since the sun did not come out the ice remained. In a beautiful coincidence the sun finally broke through just as the minister finished the ceremony at the cemetery.

 

Ray Bibow Funeral

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change II

The funeral has ended and the people who came to pay their last respects are gone. The final step – the closing of the Columbarium vault that holds the cinerary urn containing the cremated remains of the deceased loved one – is respectfully undertaken by a church deacon. It is the final acknowledgement of the close of one chapter of a life but is just a step in a continuum of change for the faithful.