The singing was awesome. The Hersheys are good singers anyway, but put that many of them in one place and you have the most amazing sound. Uncle Herman taught us to love to sing… that timing, tempo, and dynamics are important. His enthusiasm was contagious. Today we sang them just we would have, had he been up there leading them as he did long ago. His grandson leading them today did a fine job; but it did not hold a candle to his grandpa’s song leading. Sorry, Mr.Hershey, please don’t take it personally.
We went to Uncle Herman’s funeral today. There were around 600 people in attendance… two thirds of which were cousins or nieces and nephews of Uncle Herman. That is a lot of people in one place! (Cousins or not!)