Green Frosting Funeral

Another beautiful piece from my cousin Martha Mary, enjoy! …

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Liz had been a teacher. While I can’t testify to her professional excellence it’s hard to believe that someone with such a flash in her eyes and depth in her laugh could be anything but exceptional.

Everyone asks, “wasn’t she wearing a helmet?”  Yes. Of course. But helmets have limitations. Once her bicycle hit a certain speed, the helmet stopped being effective.

The day before her accident we were gathered celebrating a Bar Mitzvah. The reception was a warm invitation back to the house for coffee and dessert. The kitchen was sunny and filled with happy chatter, clanking cups and plates. Homemade pastries were skillful laid-out on the dining room table. Brewing coffee perfumed the air as we told and retold stories. We left promising to meet for dinner. One day soon. Check your calendar.

Machines breathed life into Liz’ body for months. Family and friends took turns rubbing her…

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