Dispatches

–       Most important part of the paper is the obituary column.

He says, sitting in front of the living room window with the Times Colonist,

–       I check it every day to see if I’m there.

We sit.

–       Poor old lady snuffed out at 96.

He says,

–       Here’s one your age.

We sit.

–       They used to put the births, marriages and deaths in the same section.

He says,

–       People called it Hatches, Matches and Dispatches.

We sit.

–       Well, thank you for the highly entertaining conversation.

He says after a long silence.

–       I’m going to make my way over to the television now.

A few minutes later, he comes back and picks up the funnies.

–       I forgot to read the funnies.

We sit.

He turns to the obituaries.

–       Most important part of the paper is the obituary column.

He says,

–       I check it every day to see if I’m there.

Video of Dad dancing

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About Morbid Optimist

My name is Katryna Mary Brooke Ormiston. I am 35 years old and after living in Vancouver for a decade, I am returning home to my 81 year old father’s hobby farm on Vancouver Island to care for him in the final stages of his life. This blog is to document my journey, process my experiences along the way and hopefully share and feel connected to a community beyond the three and a half acres I find myself on. A message in a bottle in the cyber-sea.
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