People lined up for a couple of hours to say goodbye...there were hundreds of people. Even though we had asked that donations be given in lieu of flowers, there was what the priest called, "a world record number of flowers". Mom loved flowers and plants and maybe her friends thought there should be a lot to remember her. Not what we planned, but still very nice.
She had so many great friends who have been wonderful through this process. When I would comment on the number of friends she had, mom's advice was always the same, "you have to be a good friend to have good friends". Clearly she was a good friend to many.