A couple of weeks ago I went to Coeur D’Alene to Uncle Bliss’ Funeral. I haven’t been there in 20 years or so, but I used to go visit Bliss and Annette for Thanksgiving while I was attending college in Idaho. It is so beautiful up there. Annette and I used to go riding whenever I visited. She also introduced me to her wonderful Egg Nog that is requested every year now by my family (they really need to start making it themselves too, it’s not THAT hard, really!).
It was a wonderful trip, full of memories and stories of my Uncle. He was an incredible man who did so much for the community. We had the opportunity to visit some of his favorite places and celebrate his life and all that he did. It was wonderful to see family and friends that I don’t get to see very often. One good thing about funerals, it brings us all together.
We all came from far and wide. We rearranged the furniture to take this picture (and put it back afterwards ;).
Our family took over the Spring Hill Suites (and they loved us ;). Here’s Nephew M and Niece M.
The hotel was wonderful to us. Here’s Nephew M with more family in the background including my parents who flew in from Germany.
Up at Aunt Annette’s house. She has some incredible wildlife on her property.
Uncle Bliss’ office.
This is a sign from Uncle Bliss’ and Aunt Annette’s favorite restaurant where they went to eat twice a week. In case you can’t read it, it says: “Here stop and spend a social hour in harmless mirth and fun. Let friendship reign, be just and kind. Evil speak of none.” – Bill Webster
Beautiful views of the lake.
Thanks to my cousin M and my sister S for the pictures :).