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Halloween Funeral with No Spooks Allowed

October 31, 2013

Exquisitely written. Fiza


orchf-25The obit read “Bob, the husband and best friend of Wendy, died at home on Oct. 23rd in his 80th year. They had celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Dec. 23rd with eggnog and Good King Wenceslas . . . ”

When his heart stopped at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the fear of having to return to hospital to amputate his diabetes-stricken legs ended, Wendy’s love did not skip a beat. She called her son and daughter’s families to come and they asked her to “make it like Christmas or a birthday for the kids.”

So the beautiful, red-haired grandchildren slept beside her that night on the livingroom floor while she stayed awake by the coffin and they were not frightened. Wendy saw Bob’s face was still radiant; she put a copy of the book he had edited in his hands and Russell, the eldest, gave “Grumps” a chocolate bar.

On the third day, friends and family came to murmur and munch…

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