Mudcat Café message #3596160 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3596160
Posted By: catspaw49
28-Jan-14 - 07:16 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
I talked about something similar discussing the death of my best friend, mentor, big brother, Denny. It came to me in a strange enough way through the question of a 12 year old boy. I did the eulogy for Denny and I had the very large crowd laughing...........

The funeral drew a huge crowd and when I spoke, I spent twenty minutes and got lots of laughs, because we had had many good laughs together over the years. But I ended with something that my nephew had asked. It was a good question and since he was there, it was a good place to answer it. Ricky said to his Mom (Connie), "What's it like when your best friend dies? Uncle Pat must have a big hole in his heart now." At the end of that eulogy cum comedy monologue, I told the crowd what Rick had asked and said:

Great friends cannot leave a hole in your heart. They can only fill it with the memories of a lifetime. Maybe that's all our hearts really are.......A collection of wonderful memories and love for those we bless and who bless us with that most special status......True Friend.