At the service today and at the repast after it, I will see many family members whom I have not seen in years, some in decades. I am both looking forward to it and feeling some trepidation. To meet the people from one's past after many years of absence is very much like confronting your former self. Oh, I know it's not about me, but today I will be with people who knew me when, and will they know me still?
Fly with the angels, dear Uncle Roy. Say hi to Daddy for me. Tell him we miss him but we're taking care of his one true love, his inimitable Lady G.