Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson thanked Call me Z's answer

Being one who endeavors to write his own essays (I am old school like that) I find it sad and laughable that this kind of site even exists*. (And that it is promoted by semi-literate Indians) As if we couldn’t cut and paste from Wikipedia, too. Lol

*-We used to call that practice, “plagiarism”. Ah, personal … Read more

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Willie B. good's question

Open, with my eye lids propped open and looking toward any mourner who approaches.

(.....No, not really)

It would be interesting to know---if there were no reason to have it closed---does the funeral director notice a preference for one or the other by surviving friends and relatives.

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Willie B. good's question

Memories...

I also lived at the top of a hill.  Going down was easy.  Coming home one could cut across a large park which effectively decreased the slope of the hill to a quite manageable level.

Getting my mother to actually allow me to walk to school and home again was a major accomplishment … Read more

Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson answered Megan goodgirl's question

The deep sorrow (grief) that is caused by the loss of one's father frequently takes a long time to heal.

But "grieving" is a process that we humans use to deal with the grief we are feeling, and that grieving process can help the pain to lessen over time.

There are five widely recognized … Read more