Monday, November 9, 2009

A Wonderful Wake for a Fine Fellow

Jack Shields was a heck of a man and lived his life to the fullest.  His life was rich in faith, family and friends.  He passed away last  week and the family asked to plan his wake.  Jack was a well loved man and extremely active in our church.  This was going to be a party to celebrate a wonderful man and his life. Sept20090005Sept20090008

At each table,  I placed a few pictures of Jack from different stages of his life and was sure to sneak in a few of the funny photos.

The family gathered up lots of his memorabilia  wanted to be sure it could be shared for others to see.  Sept20090009 Sept20090011  Sept20090003My friend Jennifer and I had to get in on the action…Sept20090016 Sept20090017 Sept20090022


Jack was crazy about pineapple upside down cake, Cheetos, jelly beans and popcorn so you know it was going to have to make an appearance.  Amazingly, the Cheetos disappeared almost as quickly as the shrimp!  Here’s the table with decorations before the food was placed.

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Guests dined on shrimp, brisket and ham sandwiches,  caprese skewers, crudites, cheeses and spinach dip.Sept20090029  Sept20090070

It was a fitting and fun farewell.  I took videos and pictures of all the action which I later make into a dvd for Jack’s wife of 53 years, Jean. 

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