After a week or so in the hospital my mom and her siblings decided to do a quick funeral. It's hard to put into words how the family feels about Grandpa Bob. He was a man who had to live with a lot of regrets. He did not always make the best decisions, and I think in his older years he realized the mistakes he made. I have so much respect for my mom and her siblings in regards to their relationship with their father because they demonstrated a lot of maturity and understanding, and are truly amazing people. I honestly know Grandpa is so much happier now that he is not pained by his poor choices on Earth and I also know the atonement is real and wonderful. For that knowledge I am forever grateful that our faults and shortcomings will be compensated for by our Savior. And because of this knowledge, funerals are awesome because we get to see family we don't see enough of.
Downside was definitely having to stay any amount of time in Mesquite. Sorry for any who enjoy that place. No really. And V-River... am I right, family?!
And yes, we had 11 of the 12 kids at dinner. In a Casino. There were a lot of stares.
At the funeral
My mom and her siblings
back L-R: David, (half-brother) Walter, Kevin
front L-R: (half-sister) Martha, my mom Annette, Jill, (half-sister) Josie
The O.G. Todds
(Hayley, me, Heidi, John, Annette, and Danny)
breakfast at McDonalds with cousins