Blogging is probably not going to make most of us rich or famous. But it is a great way of meeting wonderful people. When my father passed away in September, I shared the experience with my new blogger friends. A few months later, I wrote about my dissatisfaction with my father’s traditional funeral service, feeling that he was more quirky and original than any rabbi’s eulogy could express.
I think this may be the first time in the history of the blogosphere that bloggers helped influence what is engraved on the stone of a blogger’s late father.
This week was my father’s “unveiling.” At first my mother was a little shocked at seeing the empty side of the stone reserved for her. I can imagine how weird that must have felt, even though she intends to hang around to nag me until she’s 120! But all in all, my mother was very happy with the stone, especially with the addition of my father’s favorite way of saying good-bye, “Be of Good Cheer.”
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