Saturday afternoon my wife and I attended a funeral service at Regina Memorial Gardens for the father of one of our good friends. It wasn’t a long service and it wasn’t meant to be. He actually passed on a couple of months ago, but Saturday was the day they placed his ashes in the mausoleum.
Afterwards, we all headed back to our friend’s house for some food and, of course, the Rider game.
The Father who officiated the service stopped by as well. His name was Ken Miller and he actually knows and is good friends with the other Ken Miller, who coached the Riders. Father Miller not only dedicated his life to the church, but he’s also been a season ticket holder for the Riders since 1970! He loves his Riders.
One of the funniest moments on Saturday happened when Father Miller predicted an interception for the Riders seconds before it actually happened. When his prediction came true he slapped his knee and yelled, “There is a God!” It was a while before the laughter died down after that one!
It’s funny how the mood of a room can swing from a somber one to a happy one in such a short time.