They just go right along with tying a feather in the old mans white hair and painting his face. When Leon is finished painting he steps back and smiles at the face of his grandfather showing no emotion and asks the old man to send some rain clouds. The only character that showed any emotion at all in the story the Man to Send Rain Clouds was the priest. When Leon tells Father Paul that his grandfather has passed away father is upset that he was not notified earlier so that he could have performed the last rights and a funeral mass. The only thing Leon wants is Father Paul to throw holy water on the body so that it would bring good luck.
Leons wife thought it would be a good idea that father Paul bless Teofilos body because she thought it would be good luck and Teofilo would send the rain clouds so there crops could grow and they would have a good harvesting season. Teofilo sending the rain clouds was all they really seemed to care about. In the story The Man to Send Rain Clouds when the man in the story dies, instead of being full of sorrow and regret, the people are grateful that the man will send rain clouds down from above to water their crops. They dont seem to be saddened at all which a lot of people in that situation would be. The only thing they care about is Teofilo sending the rain clouds so that they can have a good harvesting season.