This weekend was all about family. I went out of town to go to my grandfathers funeral. He passed away just recently at the age of 83. I had lots of happy memories of him. I felt down for a while but then I realized that now he is in a better place. At the service, everyone shared a happy memory about my grandfather which made me remember him with happy thoughts. The service was small with just my aunts and uncles, and after we all went out for a big family dinner. While on our trip we got to stay at my other grandparents house. It was great to see my grandmother and all my other aunts, uncles and cousins. I do not get to see them that often because they live so far away. I also got a chance to meet some great aunts and distant cousins that I had never met before. The great aunts I met were able to share a lot about our family history, and I learned more about my family tree and I got to see some really neat old pictures of my ancestors. I think its interesting that such a sad event can bring all family members together, and I think that is really nice.