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Oonie commented on Funeral Selfies

as of this writing, there are ~338K posts on Instagram that have the #funeral or #funerals hashtag, which puts this in the same neighborhood of posts that have the #really, #sarcasm, and #cutest hashtags (individually, not together).


The way your dad talks about "everyone around here" made me wonder if he is living in assisted living.  He talks about the "celebration of life" that happens in the community in the wake of a death.

I'd love to know how other assisted living (or similar) communities of the aged treat, handle, talk about the deaths that happen in their midst.  The rituals & such.


Oonie commented on Distraction & Interaction

When my mom was dying, she and I both craved distraction.  We watched TV together, but it was a disconnected kind of distraction.  I found that reading to her gave us both the distraction that we craved but, more importantly, the connection that we needed.