Before we got our lunch we stopped by the Atacadao, the Brazilian Grocery Store. Wow! It was huge. After picking out just a few items and then seeing the lines, we decided to leave them and come back another time. There is no telling how long we would have been in line. I don't think I will complain about Sam's lines any more. We could have pushed our way to the front of the line because in Brazil, if you are 60 or over, you have the right to do so.
Pictures of the Atacadao - click any picture to see a larger size.
Roadside park for lunch time - click any picture to see a larger view.
Because it is a free cemetery, the graves are rotated every three years. Caskets and bones are dug up and put who knows where? So don't plan on visiting your loved one's graveside after three years. The cemetery is full of weeds and trash. It is a very sad place, not at all glamorous as we make it look here in America. Death is sure, sin is cause, Christ is the cure. We may have our remains placed in the ground, but knowing Christ as Savior brings the assurance that we will have a new body awaiting us and to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord.
Today was the hottest day so far. In fact the thermometer went up to 148 at one point where Mel had it in the sun. I really thought I was just about going to die. Praise The Lord for an air conditioned bedroom where I could hide out once in a while. That is one luxury that Jeremy and Esther have. It cools down to the low 80's and that feels good. But then I hated being inthere while everyone else together in the other room. After all I didn't come for myself - I came to visit my children and grand children.