***Edited on May 28, 2014
I've removed the poem that was originally posted here. It caused some confusion, and many people who wrote to me seemed to think it was a Johnny Cash tune. It wasn't. It was mine. Smilin' Vic suggested I remove it to avoid that confusion, but I've left the Johnny Cash video below (Ain't No Grave ...) for your viewing pleasure .... Enjoy!
"Ain't no grave can hold [your] body down ...."
Johnny Cash, aka The Man in Black ...
I'm ok. It's ok. Time passes, it still hurts, but it's ok. Because that's the way it should be :-). Ok.
* because of the extreme cold and frozen ground in Northern New Brunswick, burials cannot take place in the winter. As a result, coffins are placed in a shed-like structure, or holding vault, until the ground thaws enough to make it possible to dig. It is a process that extends a family's pain.
My Dad will be laid to rest tomorrow, May 25, 2014. I think he'd be happy that I think of him when I hear this Johny Cash tune. Bang on!