Sunday, October 12, 2008

as seen on tv

i have to admit that all i know about funerals has been obtained from tv, especially six feet under. i know they are for the living, and in my mind, i see the process as just a block of time specifically dedicated to thinking about and appreciating someone for what they brought to the world during their lifespan. in my case, i remember my grandfather most for:

- his enthusiasm as audience member when i would (be forced to) do mini-recitals on the piano as a child
- his love for my grandmother, and pride of their children and strong family ties. i still remember their 50th anniversary well (and how again, i was forced to play the piano! it was a recurring theme of my childhood . . .)
- giving a beautiful, touching speech at our wedding

i am sure many more such scenes will come to mind today, and i hope we will spend some time today sharing these things.


  1. Hey Sarah, I hope today goes as well as it can for you guys. It's always good and healing for me to talk and laugh about these memories with others who share them.

  2. Anonymous10:14 PM

    I am sorry to hear about your grandfather. It sounds like he led a good life. I hope you and your family are doing okay.