Thanks for all the great comments and feedback. Thanks to Lindy who is sending me a St Jude medal. I will keep the card in my BCP and wear the medal all the time. Sometimes I take my BCP to dialysis and read prayers and psalms. What a wonderful book to have. Once a gazillion years ago when I was young and healthy a Roji from a Buddhist monastery in Japan came to visit a local college. He wanted to meet with my priest and she asked me to join them. I gave him a copy of the BCP and he gave me a fan he had calligraphied with a saying of the Buddha. He told me what it said but now with rampant CRS I have no clue what it says. It is one of the things I want thrown in my box before I am cremated.
Gary says I want too much in that box. I want my old, best wiener dogs collar. I want a picture from our wedding and I want a picture of my mommy and daddy. Is that weird? When one of my friends died a few years ago we filled his coffin with KitKat bars. Hey...he liked them a lot! No one had discussed it, there was no plan, just as we passed his coffin in went a KitKat.
When Gary's uncle died they put his domino set in his coffin. The double-six was in his hands. I had never met this man and when we got to the wake Aunt Martha said, "Let me introduce you to Doug." Well, this was a new one for me. I mean, what do you say? "Hi, nice to meet you. Hope you enjoy the after life." I'm really no good in situations like that.
I want to send special greetings today to John, Janis and Larry. You sure have helped me with all the broohaha this week. Thanks for having my back. I love you.