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February 18, 2013
The funeral: It was all it needed to be. It brought family together. It memorialized Dad's life in a personal way. It was a social event for the oldsters. Stories of my father were shared by many strangers and friends. 'Twas a good closing to a life well lived. I'm reminded of the stock from which I came and am grateful for the upbringing, the values the support I received. Dad's ease with his circumstance and his continuous observations with curiosity and awe even of his own demise were a gift and a wise example of how death is done.