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“ If I should go before the rest of you, Break not a flower, nor inscribe a stone, Nor, when I’m gone, speak in a Sunday voice, But be the usual selves That I have known. Weep if you must: Parting is hell, But life goes on So...sing as well!”
Funeral reading “If I should go”
Happy the Man( John Dryden 1631 - 1700 )
Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own: He who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. Be fair or foul or rain or shine The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine. Not Heaven itself upon the past has power, But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
The Garden at Dusk
In the cool of a garden when evening draws in Serenity waits where the shadows begin. In the fragrance of dusk and the murmur of clover The cares that we carry pass peacefully over.
Flowers in the fullness shed blessing about And the turmoil of living fades quietly out. Hope glimmers through with the evening star And anxieties shrink to the size that they are.
A beautiful memory left behind of someone who was good and kind.
A life made good by kindly deeds and generous thoughts for others needs.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that I leave when life is done
Helen Lowrie Marshall
( 1904 -1975 )
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