Fridays are generally viewed as happy days in the United States. It is the end of the work week and the start of the weekend. On our way home each day, we pass the mortuary. Every Friday without fail, the streets are lined with people, loved ones of the deceased who have come to pick up the body from the mortuary. In Kenya, the tradition is that the person or body sleeps one more time at home, after they pass away. So, on Friday the body is picked up and taken back to the rural home. Then on Saturday, the funeral occurs and all of the family is in attendance.
While Fridays are still happy days for us, we are reminded of those who have lost loved ones during the week. It certainly keeps us grounded as we count our blessings in Kenya and our family in the USA who are still with us.