Smile of the Week

Last Wish

Last updated: Jun 30, 2011

plaid purple fabric

During the last days of my mother's life, we discussed many things. One day I raised the topic of her funeral and memorial service.

"Oh, honey," she said, "I really don't care about the details."

Later she woke from a nap and grasped my hand, clearly wanting to share something with me.

As I leaned forward, she said urgently, "Just don't bury me in plaid." -- Diane Wilson