While looking at the people mourning the man, I kept thinking about Tony Salazar (web site now long gone). He died rather suddenly (although not exactly unexpectedly) from a "brain bleed" (another term for stroke, if you ask me), and while at today's visitation a song of
You won't see the lyrics online; as the only recording I know of it was played at his funerals
Anyway, one of the more interesting happenings was near the end, when a friend of the dead person was asked to be a pallbearer. Not only was it odd for a pallbearer to be asked at the visitation, but one could tell the guy doing the
Turned out the guy being asked was a longtime companion of the deadman for many years. And although the man organizing the funeral and visitation clearly did not like what this meant, he made what I would call the right move in involving the companion in the pallbearing activities.