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The Last Goodbye

A celebration of Life

Ann Litts
4 min readMay 6, 2024


Photo by The Good Funeral Guide on Unsplash

I have always hated funerals.

As a child, I was exposed to my grandmother’s funeral and the very dramatic, over-the-top behavior of my mother’s sister. And then, of course, there was my mother’s funeral. No one prepared me for the fact that my dead mother in an open coffin wouldn’t look much like the woman I…