Today I attended a beautiful memorial service for my sister's mother-in-law, affectionately known to most people as Iris. I first met Iris about 40 years ago, which meant she was in her early 50s at the time. Obviously, I knew nothing about the first 50 years of Iris's life. And I really did not get … Continue reading Why Does It Sometimes Take a Funeral to Really Get to Know Someone?
Today, my son and I went to the funeral for the mother of a good friend of ours. The church service was beautiful, highlighted at the end by having all of the grandchildren (17, as I recall) place a flower at the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary while the singer sang Ave Maria (the … Continue reading Now That Was a Beautiful Way to Celebrate a Life
George W. Bush gave a moving eulogy for his father today, George H.W. Bush. Here is the video, followed by the transcript (with my favorite parts italicized). Rest in Peace, George H.W Bush and thank you for your service to our country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u_Ntu3uHZk Distinguished Guests, including our Presidents and First Ladies, government officials, foreign dignitaries, and … Continue reading A Beautiful Tribute to a Kinder, Gentler Man