|One of Ron's beloved roses.|
Thank you to everyone for your sympathy and good wishes. I returned from my mom’s over the weekend and all went as well as could be expected. My stepfather’s funeral took place Thursday, and we had a lunch for family and friends at the house afterwards. It was good to see my stepbrothers and their families as well as my aunt and two of my cousins, despite the reason for the visit.
On my flights and drives to and from my mom’s, I had some time to think, and I came up with a few random observations to share with you:
- The longer the flight, the less room you’ll have between you and the seat in front of you. My knees actually touched the seatback.
- There is always a baby. Be kind to the parents and grateful you are not in their shoes.
- People are fascinating. What they wear, what they say, how they behave.
- When your airplane makes a sound like someone trying to saw through the floorboards, don’t panic. That’s what Xanax is for.
- Even if you don’t know the deceased, you will cry at a military funeral. If you knew and loved the person, prepare to dissolve completely into a puddle.
- Life is short. Do the things that matter.