My text was complimented expressly by the mortician yesterday. My mom, aunt, and uncle all reviewed it and only made small edits. I’m proud of this because it’s hard to sum up a life in 300-some words.
Oh and, “the family requests donations be sent to the ACS” – that’s my mom, not me. I don’t request that. I am not a big cancer-hater. I request flowers, or just saying something, or thinking of us. Especially in a couple weeks where everyone else has moved on and we haven’t.