Well as funerals go this was a lovely event. My brother-in-law and his wife had found a small intricate jewelry box that belonged to my mother-in-law, it contained her high school ring, her engagement ring, and a few more sentimental pieces of jewelry. They gifted them to my daughter (she is the only granddaughter, and was very close to her grandmother before her death). My daughter was completely overwhelmed, it was very emotional. They also found a small ornate cash box sort of thing in which my father-in-law had kept some important papers of family members (the passports from when his and his wife's parents had moved to the US, etc) and they gifted this to my son, who is a huge history buff and was also overwhelmed.
There was a military honors burial. So they draped the coffin in an American flag, the hearse had the Army seal on the doors, the car procession all had flags on each on, there was a guy along the way who actually saluted the hearse. They gave a 15 gun salute (apparently 21 is saved for generals and people of very high rank) then played taps, there were guys in uniform "guarding the casket" then after taps played they folded the flag (this is an impressive ceremony where they don't look at the flag as they fold it). Then one of them walks over to my husband (the oldest brother) and says a very nice bit about how the POTUS, and the American people give us this flag in honor and remembrance of the service given by our loved one. Then my husband handed the flag to his brother (this was unplanned and took them both off guard), then his brother handed the flag to my son (holy crap talk about losing it!). Then the gentleman in charge of the gun corps handed my son the casings (spent shells? I dunno what you actually call them) from the gun salute. So very touching and beautiful. It was a perfect day, the sun came out of the clouds just as taps was finished.
Then we drove.....7 hours last night, 4 this morning. I am spent. I just finished a 3 hour nap!
Food wise, well I just made the best choice available at every time I had a choice. I think it went well, though obviously not primal or all SANE, I didn't do any desserts or sweets. So it is all good.