Pillo, a fixture in our community, died last night in Manzanillo. He's now in the box in his apartment and family and friends are holding the wake under the tent. Misa will be at our small church at noon and he will go directly to the Panteon. A couple guys from the family are digging the hole and blocking it in. Family didn't have the money to preserve him so he has to go into the ground quickly. Not sure we'll have time to buy flowers for the grave but we can do it later. Now we're trying to figure out where the money is coming from.
Our small church with Pillo and the coffin up front. The priest went on and on for over an hour talking about religion, God and the church with only brief mention of Pillo and his family. Guess he has to earn his pay.
Putting him in the hearse for the trip to the Panteon (Cemetary)
At the entrance to the Cemetary waiting for the grave to be finished
The grave which will soon be topped with a poured in place cement lid.
Lowering him in
Over 50 people in a caravan of 10 cars came to the Panteon. Lots of flowers sitting on the wet cement lid. I was kind of expecting someone to give a eulogy or say something but nothing.