The problem is, when is it “your time to go”? I hate the phrase because I don’t buy into a master plan where everyone is scheduled to shed their mortality at a preordained time. Still, I do think people live full lives (95) whereas others are cut short well before they’ve given their all. And I think that’s what we’re here for, to give all we have to give and then go. In the words of the great Huey Long, “God, don’t let me die. I have so much to do.”
So, here’s where you come in — I’m asking you to send me the top 3 things you want said at your funeral about you ( a little morbid, I know) and I’ll post them here anonymously. In the interest of full disclosure, here are my three:
He was an outstanding father. He always had time for his kids and there was never anything he wouldn’t do for them.
- He and his wife loved each other with reckless abandon for these many years. Every moment with them was as though they had only been married the previous weekend.
- He loved the land that he felt he was a part of. His desire to ensure that future generations enjoyed the earth as it was meant to be seen was unmatched.
The true test of time, however, will be a fulfillment of these words. Here’s to 95.
See you in the funny papers!