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Re: From My Memory
We never discussed what Frank would like or not like. He was not religious so I didn't think the traditional funeral services I might have arranged were in order but the girls and many of our friends would expect some sort of memorial service. The director at the funeral home was very helpful in preparing one. It was Thanksgiving week and the earliest we could hold a service was on the Wednesday evening prior, not even sure that his remains would be ready in time although they were. In the interim, notifying everyone, finding pictures of him and the people we expected to come kept us busy. I asked that no one send flowers but a living plant would be welcomed. I ordered a blanket of only Thanksgiving type flowers to cover the dais. There was a revolving video of all of the pictures we had gathered accompanied by some of his favorite singers and songs. It was a celebration of life. I distributed the live plants to attendees. Thanksgiving morning, my daughter and I took the floral blanket arranged them into bouquets and she distributed them to our neighbors. Some of my daughter's friends arranged for caterers to cater our Thanksgiving dinner.
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