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A Churchy Weekend for the Luckeys
January 14, 2008, 11:07 am
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We had yet another busy, busy weekend. On Saturday we drove to my hometown for my great Aunt’s funeral which was held in the church I attended when I was a kid. Lots of memories in that church, including going there with my grandmother, who was on the Altar Guild, to prepare the church for mass on Sunday when I was a little girl. I remember sitting on the floor of the sacristy and eating several pieces of the “host”. Unblessed, of course. The last time I was in that church, it was for my grandmother’s funeral. The place still smells the same, looks the same, feels the same.

My aunt’s memorial was truly a beautiful service – you could tell she directed every piece of it – the hymns, the readings. Beginning with the beautiful music her grandchildren played as you entered the church and ending with a bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace” as we all filed out of the church and entered the columbarium where her ashes were placed. I don’t know of anyone else who could have directed and orchestrated such a beautiful service as Aunt Jane. We’ll all miss her for sure.

We drove back Saturday night to prepare for Natalie’s baptism on Sunday. It, too, was a lovely service and she was perfect throughout – no crying or fussing through the service or the baptism itself. She doesn’t seem to mind the “bells and smells” that accompany a high mass…I was so proud, and relieved! She’s really such a good, good baby. We’re so fortunate, in so many ways. Friends and family brought food for a great reception after the service – overall it was a great day for us as a family to share the time with our loved ones. Pictures below…

Natalie’s Godparents

Luckey Family – Baptism

Mama and Nat

Natalie – Bejeweled

I hope the photos come through, and I hope you also had a nice weekend.


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Yep, Uncle Dan got his fill of Church as well! The pictures are great (of course the subject is just beautiful)!

Comment by Big Sis

She’s so cute!

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