Daily Archives: March 27, 2007

32. Funerals of friends and strangers

This morning I went to a memorial service for someone I’d never met. Her son and my son wrestled on the same team. I don’t always go to the wrestling practices, tournaments and meets and neither did she. I didn’t know anything about her, but as the morning progressed I learned that she was a great cook, had a wonderful sense of humor, was a loving mother and an incredible friend.

The Temple Emanuel in Kensington was filled – extra seating was set up in back. Several friends of the departed spoke about their friendship with her and her family.

It made me want to be a better friend. It made me want to foster the friendships I had and make new friends.

At 50, I’m not sure how to do that.

Anyway, at least the name of this song is appropriate for this post.

Elton John – Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding on YouTube.