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The reception was held at Strickly and there was a huge turn out. I didn't go to the service..I just don't do funerals. I did go to the viewing, but only stayed about 45 minutes. Those things depress me.
I made 2 chocolate cream pies, a coconut cream pie, a pecan pie a large pot of beans and a banana cake for the reception at Strickly. When I left there were about 3 pieces of the cake left and the rest was gone. It was really nice but all I could think of was wish T.J. was here to see all the people that came to show their respect. The only 2 that were crying was me and Patsy Patsy Patsy. I hugged her and said 'don't look at me'..she said 'don't look at me'..Of course we looked at each other and started crying. I stayed about 1 1/2 hours and then had to go. I was wore out from all the baking and cooking. Talked to Julio and they are having a cook out at Merle's Sunday and I volunteered(my Daddy told me never to volunteer) to make beans and green beans. Just be burgers and hot dogs. I'm not baking a damn thing..
Merle thinks he is doing ok...but we know that the minute he's there all by himself, it's going to hit him that T.J.'s not coming back and he's going to be a gonner. Well, I'm still pooped..I'm taking the day off...not doing a fucking thing..well, I will vacuum as Dexter is bringing the outdoors indoors as everything attaches to him and he looks like a small bush running around the parking lot. Then he comes in and leaves it all over the carpet, furniture and my bed. I don't even put the vacuum up..just leave it out as I have to clean up after him about 3 times a day.