Category Archives: memorials

Miss Manners

I don’t think I will ever read The Hook again.  Nor will I ever read anything by Courteney Stuart, published in The Hook or anywhere else.  Her callous disregard for a grieving human being is beyond comprehension. This evening, in … Continue reading

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Punchbowl Crater

Punchbowl Crater, or Hawaiian National Cemetery is the last place we toured.  My husband and I had been there 13 years before to lay flowers on my maternal Grandfather’s grave.  We decided to repeat the performance with the boys this … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s best to be silent…

Most of you know by now that my father died in October.  We had his memorial service last weekend, so I’ve been traveling across the country in addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.  My cards aren’t done.  No shopping has … Continue reading

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Unexpected Laughter

People often talk about funny things that happen in and around funerals.  The tension is sometimes so high that the comedy is all the more welcome.  Take for instance the scene in Steel Magnolias, where Sally Fields character is in … Continue reading

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Fathers and Daughters

When I was little, I thought of my dad as a very formidable man.  He had the ability to quell a tantrum or stop an illegal action with a single look from a gimlet eye.  At 5’9″ and 150 pounds … Continue reading

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