One of the most difficult part of aging is when your friends and family pass away or distance makes it hard to keep in touch. My mom said she didn’t want a service “because no one would come.” Yes, relatives were in far away places and some were not able to travel, but we saw people that we have not seen in several years and met some friends for the first time. I know she would have been touched by the people who attended her service. It seems that sometimes we only see family during weddings and funerals. Don’t wait until the funeral.