Busy day today - cleaning out my Dad's house

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Heading into town to close his prescriptions at the pharmacy and to clear the food out of his fridge. Setting up some timers on the lights for some small measure of security and having his telephone redirect callers to my phone number. His ashes will be ready in about two weeks (the Funeral home has a lot of paperwork on their end -- notifying Social Security, etc...) and then I'll rent a backhoe and put him next to Mom. Funny thing -- as recent as ten years ago, I would never have thought that I would be digging their graves and burying my parents. It is a lot better to be doing it myself rather than pay money to have it done by some anonymous person who never knew them. A better sense of closure. I'll post a bit more later today...

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We always figure they'll be around forever. We even wish it was so, but for most of us, you and me, that's not the way it works out and we let them go and then live with the ways they put us together.

My own dad and mom have been gone for ten years and there's not a day that passes that I don't notice something in my life that is so much of them.

After it's over, it's never over. We must remember them, and understand that we're building the same memories for those who will remain when our turn comes.

MC

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