Nov 29, 2010
Reflections on the 30 Funerals Challenge
By Gail Rubin, author of The Family Plot Blog and the forthcoming book
“A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.”
My 30 Funerals in 30 Days Challenge has come to a close. As the Grateful Dead song goes, what a long strange trip it’s been ….. Some thoughts about what I witnessed:
The funeral really is for the family and friends closest to the person who died, to offer support to those who grieve. Whether it was a gathering of two dozen people or eight hundred, every event was an opportunity for the community to show their care and express condolences.
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