Dropping Jack in Woodland early Sunday morning to play baseball with the Outlaws, Sharon, Wallen, Drew and I drove to Petaluma for a Celebration of Life. The service was for the daughter of a friend; this is a friend whom I have known since we played rugby together at UC Davis more 35 years ago. The family is part of the group that has vacationed together at Lakes Almanor and Shasta.
The celebration included music, a buffet lunch and shared memories. Drew played John Lennon's Imagine as part of the program. Additionally, they played Milo Greene's 1957 and Cutty Love while people were getting their food.
After the memorial service, the families hosted a private event at the Lagunitas Brewery Company in Petaluma.
While I fully expect to attend this type of event for one of my contemporaries, it is very difficult for me to go to an event for one of our kids.