My Grandmother died last week. I don't know what to tell you.
Here is the number one thing that people said to me: It's so nice to see you, though not under these circumstances.
Here is the number two thing that people said to me: How are you doing? Luckily, Rabbi G, a very good friend of the family, told me how to respond. He said to say, "As well as can be expected, under the circumstances."
I was looking through photos from my Bat Mitzvah while I was there and it was amazing to me how many people who were at my Bat Mitzvah were also at the funeral.
The whole family was together, which was great.
I am so happy that my grandparents arranged that cruise last summer.
I'll probably talk, more later; I might even be profound. I feel very close to all my family right now.