I didn’t used to understand the concept of having food after a funeral. I used to think it was disrespectful and gross that people could even consider eating after thinking about and possibly seeing a dead person. Now I understand that people often travel from far away to get to a funeral and are probably hungry. It’s also a time to talk to family and friends that you may not have seen in awhile….. plus who doesn’t love food?!
Being close family I had to stay to the end of the reception afterwards and we all looked on at what was leftover. My grandma is a frugal lady and would not have paid food wasted so out came the to-go containers for us to pack up what we wanted. I can’t say I hesitated long before taking a whole bunch of fruit. I could eat fresh pineapple until my tongue tingles.
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