The incense in the chapel was stifling, but it was awesome to see so many people there for Tess. I got to see one of her brothers that I haven't seen in almost 4 years and my old buddy Mike. Met his new girlfriend. She was wearing a veil. A few of the women there were wearing veils. Hair covers that I haven't seen in forever in a Catholic church. Then again, I haven't been to a church in a long time. I don't remember ever seeing any women wear them when I did go to church however. This was a Byzantine Catholic church. No kneeling, trade off is that you have to cover your hair. Small price to pay for knee health. :)
Due to the incense, I couldn't stay past the service, my head was ready to blow. I didn't say my goodbyes to her body, but I did say my goodbyes in my head. I'm sure she hears them if there is an afterlife.
Bye Tess. It was an honor knowing you.