Grandma Weed

I’ve tried to write a few posts, but it hasn’t felt right.

I found out last Friday that my Grandma Weed died. Today was the funeral. Her death was expected (in fact, my entire family got together last summer to make sure we could have some final days together with her), but it still hasn’t felt quite right to publish my post about visiting the most hilarious store in the world when I was in Utah two weeks ago not having mentioned that I am back in Utah for a funeral.

I’m really particular like that, I guess.

The funeral went really well. It was well attended, and the program was nice. I ended up speaking, playing the violin, and singing (I did the ol’ sing-and-play-during-the-same-song trick). It was all really nice.

And then, afterward, I went to the bathroom and noticed that my fly had been down the entire time I spoke, played the violin and sang.

Not joking. Even a little bit.

Quote from my brother as I read this to him. “I’m horrified right now. I’m just glad your willie didn’t flop out.”

Me too, Chad. Meee too.

I’ll be back Monday posting about the store.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I'm also glad that you didn't embarrass yourself too much at the funeral.

    Is the store that "husband and wife" lingerie store? The ads for that store always simultaneously creep me out and crack me up.

  2. @FoxyJ–VERY good guess. We did see that store, and you're right. It's totally weird and freaky and and hilarious.That wasn't it though. The one we went to was an unexpected gold-mine of awesomeness and hilarity.

  3. Sorry to hear about your grandma. Expecting something is not necessarily the same thing as being ready for it, though.

    Also, one of these times when you're in Utah we should really get together. Last time we saw you, you were a one child family! And we didn't have any. Let's rectify this as soon as possible, yes?

  4. Here's one for you. Last time I spoke in church I found out during class afterwards that other than the top button of my shirt, I missed every single other button. Seriously. When I was getting ready in the morning I buttoned the top button and then just tucked the shirt in. I think one of my kids distracted me while I was getting ready and I forgot what I was doing. Fortunately, my tie covered the whole thing and I don't think anybody noticed.

  5. Thank you guys very much for the condolences. Besides the mentioned wardrobe mishap, the funeral was actually very moving and wonderful. It was a great tribute to a wonderful woman. I appreciate all of your kind words.

  6. Ok…I just followed this link over from The Bloggess, and I have to tell you, in just the three posts I’ve read, you are a riot!!!

    I hope you don’t mind, but I am going to have to follow this.

    Thank you for the needed SMILES this afternoon!!!!

  7. @musingsfromaworkaholic–Hello new friend! Thanks for dropping in leaving some kind words. And thanks for the condolences. It's a pleasure to meet you! (PS, you definitely look no more like a heel than the guy who had his fly down at his grandma's funeral 😉 ).

  8. @The Weed…Thank you for being so nice…I am really looking forward to reading more of your blog, and have placed you on my blogroll so others will find you, too. Hope that's ok. 😉 I won't tell anybody about the guy with his fly down…

  9. Oh, The Weed, so sorry for your loss. Expected or not, I imagine it wasn't easy. Also, sorry about the old barn door being left open for all of the church to see. Maybe you gave a few people a smile on an otherwise sad day. Which can't be a bad thing.

  10. @musingsfromaworkaholic–More than okay! I'm honored. And thanks for keeping my little secret ;-).

    @Mel–Thank you so much.

    @Jessica B–Thanks a ton for the condolences. You're right, if I made a person or two smile, then having the ol' barn door open to the world was totally worth it 😉

  11. So sorry about your grandmother Josh. I lost two grandparents this year, and grieving is such hard work…or it makes working hard (at least for me. which is perhaps why I am catching up on your blog at work?). You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers – as Quakers say, holding you in the light.

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