Friend Barbara told me I had done my children a HUGE favor when I cleaned out my house from the attic to the storage building when I moved. I am down to bare bones now--They will not have a lifetime accumulation to sort through. I did this for my mother and my in-laws--it is a daunting task! I cleaned out Momma's things when she was in her last days. That is not a good time to face that task. I was not thinking straight-and have regretted some of my decisions.
I have decided I need to plan my last big party--the final good bye. The first decision is where do I want to be planted? There is probably room in the plot where my Daddy is--that is in Farmerville where I grew up. I am sure Daddy would like that as would Mama and Papa who are right by his side.
Then there is Momma who is in Texas-near my children and grands who are all in Texas now. There is noone-except Momma and Grandmother and Granddaddy and my oldest brother who died as an infant-who will really care if I am there and it is not exactly right next door to my children. I do not really have any contact with my Texas cousins-sadly, so --
Well after all--it is JUST a shell--it will not be me---I will be gone---Stuff me and Stand me in a corner--WHO CARES!!! I'm JUST SAYING---If you come and they have that casket open---SLAM IT SHUT---I will not look natural---I won't have my mouth flapping---that is natural!