Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Pictures from Grandpa's Funeral

Here are some photos from Grandpa's funeral. Coming soon, I will get Grandpa's 80th Birthday Book scanned in and Olech's speech put on here. Come back soon and look for those.

But for now, enjoy some of these wonderful pictures. It was great to see everybody again. Glad to see all those babies! Grandpa would be so proud!

Pictures from the funeral home. I really liked the poster.

Dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Olech is trying to corrupt his neice Corry!
In the first picture in this set, the people are, from front left back to rear, and back up to the right: Warren Harris, Sandi Guier Harris, Terry Guier, Heather (Olech's gal), Olech Guier, Mike Harris, Carroll Harris, Cooper Harris (baby, not shown), Matt Payne, Deachi Guier Payne, Callyn Payne (baby, not shown), Jimmy Dautrich, Corry Dautrich (baby), Merrick Guier Dautrich, Bob Guier, and Viola Guier.

The VFW did a splendid job at the funeral. The funeral was done with full veteran honors, a 21 gun salute, and when Taps played off in the distance, I lost it big time. It sounded so far off, so lonely. It just seems to grind into you that this event has really happened, and he's really gone. But it sounds so pretty at the same time. Grandpa deserved a burial with full honors, and he got it.

It was nice of some of the Harris clan to show up. Aunt Pam and Aunt Nina showed, and we visited the graves of Grandpa and Grandma Harris as well.

Since I don't get to Ponca City much, I took some touristy pictures. These are of the Pioneer Woman, the refinery at Conoco, and the oil tanks. Believe it or not, these photos evoke a strong nostalgia in me. Ponca's always been the closest place I can call a hometown.

Finally, we wrapped it up with a nice luncheon at Terry's sister, Marta. Everyone got to visit, and we really enjoyed each other. It's a shame it takes a funeral to get us all together each time.
Pictured in the first picture are the grandkids of Kenneth Guier, counter-clockwise from front left: Merrick Guier Dautrich, Deachi Guier Payne, Charlene Guier, Kim Guier Drieth, Scott Harris, Mike Harris, and Olech Guier.
Pictured in the last picture are just some of the great-grandkids of Kenneth Guier, counter-clockwise from the baby in black: Callyn Payne, Dalton Drieth, Danika Guier, Corry Dauthrich, and Cooper Harris.


This one is my personal favorite. It just seems to sum up how special these two people were to each other. Grandpa Kenneth and Grandma Viola Guier both look so happy together here. These two really had something very special between them. God bless them both:

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