The young man sitting at the desk pointed toward a chair, “Have a seat over there, I’ll see if she’s available,” he said and entered the door on his right.
Within minutes, he returned with a young woman, “I’m Julie and it is an honor to meet you. Would you, come with me?” With a slight smile on her youthful face, she went down the hallway.
When they arrived at her office, Julie opened the door and walked in the room with Mr. Brookhurst. “It was a pleasure talking with you. Using the notes I kept from our phone call, I set up the room. Would you come with me and see for yourself?” Out the door and down the hallway they went with her heels clicking on the tile floor. “This is one of the strangest requests we’ve had for a funeral. But, our policy is, as long as you don’t disturb the remains, we don’t care how the family conducts the service,” Julie said and went down the hallway.
“Honestly, this unusual service was Mrs. Jenkins’ wish. An eccentric woman, but she knew what she wanted. Thank you, for setting up the room, I’m ready to see it and I can do what I need to before the guest start arriving,” he said and followed her.
Changing the subject, Julie talked about the weather as they walked down the hallway. Stopping at a room, she opened the door, and entered a large room. When he walked in and saw, Mrs. Jenkins propped up in the casket, sitting at the end of the room. At...
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...even if it’s cleaning up dog poop will receive one-hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Ernest will keep the list of the volunteers. He’ll make certain that everyone who donates time will receive the money. Otherwise, included it with the rest of my estate and distributed as I’ve requested. Please, if you are unable to fulfill the commitment, don’t volunteer. Upon the failure of anyone to complete the year, per my instructions they won’t receive one dollar. An extra hundred thousand dollars is available for the person who does the most for the animals. At the end of the year Ernest will identify that person and give them a check. If he feels no one deserves it, the funds will go to the ASPCA. I willingly leave the balance of my entire estate to the ASPCA excluding the above.”
All at once, there was a loud shriek from the audience. “Oh, my God, she wouldn’t do that!”
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