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My Friend, Peggy Reel

Yesterday I attended the life celebration for Peggy Reel.  Peggy made her transition on May 5, 2011. Peggy taught us how to live and then she taught us how to die.   I continue to be comforted by her laughter just … Continue reading

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Words for Sympathy Cards

My sister, Betty, writes notes every single day. Yesterday in her comments on my post, she said, “And the same is true with notes/cards. “Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers” ……..or “…in my heart at this sad time” are enough ….Memories are wonderful to add if a person is comfortable doing so. The bottom line is simply – do something. And do I ever agree with “weeks / even months” later. It is never to late to let someone know you care.” Continue reading

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Coping with Death

And as I visited with his grandmother, and she shared with me all of the cards and notes they have received, I was again reminded of the importance of those sympathy cards. I well remember the comfort we found in sympathy cards when our brother died suddenly. We would sit in dad’s living room and read them aloud to each other. Each one brought comfort. And it is such a simple thing to do — send a little card. I have to admit I am not as good about that as my sister, Betty. But today I am determined to do better. I do know how much it matters! Continue reading

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