Long story short-I live in another state from my late father. He went into hospital in January, I was his POA. I’m an only child and he was divorced, so I’ve been handling everything alone. Including dealing with the fact that he was POA for my grandmother (she’s 99) and left a vacuum when he got ill and subsequently died. Got her sorted out and since April I’ve been dealing with his out of state house, belongings and vehicle, insurance, probate court, etc.
Dad was cremated and I’m finally having a memorial service for him in his hometown, where he wanted to be buried. I don’t think a lot of people will attend but it may be more than I’m expecting. Following the service will be the burial at the cemetery. I did not plan anything afterwards, like a reception. I’m exhausted and my vacation starts right after the service. I’m worn out from doing everything alone. I’m starting to feel worried, though, that folks may be expecting a reception after the burial.
I may suggest going out to dinner with a few close family members but that’s it. Should I feel bad about that? I don’t know that I have the brain cells left to devote to that guilt trip, lol. I’m also not a local in that town where the service will be. I wouldn’t know where to book a reception and without knowing how many would come—you see my dilemma.