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Death and Cookies

The Cookie Crumbles

“If you are no longer helpful.

If you don’t do anything well.

If all you do is just sit with a cookie, then it’s time. 

And, that’s when you die.”– Mom

Me: Mom, what is dying anyway?

Mom: What is dying?

I don’t know.

I don’t know anybody who knows.

You just die.

That’s all there is to it.

The first thing you do after you die is to go find your mother.

It doesn’t matter if she is big or little.

You just go find her.

And, if you look long enough, you will.

And, that’s it.

Dying?

You don’t need to know what it is.

You just do it.

Note: Mom’s mom, Neville Watkins (1882-1927), died from complications with pneumonia at 45 when my mom, the youngest of four, was only six. My grandmother’s last words to my mom were, “You take care of yourself. I love you, sugar.” And she waved goodbye. 

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Mom’s Quick Take on Death

Me: Mom, what is death?

Mom: Oh, that’s when you get on your knees, crawl on the ground and get in the dirt. That’s it.

Your family and friends come and bring some flowers they fixed and talk about the good things you did, if you did any.

If you didn’t, it’s a very difficult time for everybody.

It takes about two hours … that’s a short time or long time.

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