Sunday, April 11, 2010

The View

I just got home from work and on the way home, I stopped at a visitation for the brother of one of my employees.
I don't like the whole viewing thing but I had to sign the book and drop off some money (the family is financially unable to pay for the funeral so all of us at work put some money together to donate) and his body was by where I needed to be so I stopped for a quick look.
He looked fantastic, he has been sick for years with a brain tumor and always looked so tired and pale. He just looked asleep.
For someone so fascinated with death, you would think I would just hang out at funeral homes. I guess I always figured they would open their eyes or grab me!
I think it meant a lot to his sister that I even stopped to view him as she knows It isn't my thing!

This has opened a door for me, one less phobia.

Many more to go.

3 comments:

  1. my condolescences to the sister, sounds like he had a long struggle with the tumor. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole aspect of viewing; I know I don't want a viewing, but I know everyone decides what is best for their loved one and family; good luck conquering your other phobias :)

    betty

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  2. *waves at funny*

    Hubby would be in trouble if he had your phobia, considering he works at a funeral home.

    Glad you are able to help out. So sad.

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  3. I feel weird about visitations too. I just want to remember someone with only good memories of when they were strong and healthy. I don't want that to be my final memory of them. It was nice of you to not just go but to give money to the family. You not only got over one of your phobias but you kindness won't be forgotten.

    Kelly

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