Just before noon, Cassie and Dawn arrived at the funeral home. They were met by a cordial man in a suit. He was starting to bald a little. His attitude caught Cassie off guard a little. He asked them a lot of questions about her mother and grandmother, things for the funeral as well as for the obituary. The funeral director was nicer than she figured he would be. He wasn 't interested in pushing them to make the most expensive decisions. Cassie was surprised how well he remembered the things they told him.
The memorial service was set for the next Monday. It wouldn 't give most people who were out of state time to come, but Dawn wanted to give Cassie time to settle into her new home before starting back to school.
"What would you like for lunch?" asked Dawn, as they walked back to their car. "We can go anywhere you like."
"I 'm still not hungry," said Cassie. Her stomach wasn 't rumbling like she expected it to.
When they returned home, reporters blocked their way to the front door.
"What caused the explosion? Can you tell us what happened?" one of them asked.
Cassie was angry at all of them. None of them were asking if she were okay, or if she could tell them about her mother. All they cared about was the explosion. It made her happy when one of them tripped over himself when he asked why she was out of the house at the time. She was sure she saw Dawn 's hand twitch just a little before, and it was almost enough to make her smirk.
... middle of paper ...
The rest of his words were drowned out of Cassie 's mind by her memories. Sitting in the living room on a Friday night with her mom watching a movie. Doing a crossword puzzle with her grandmother. Going shopping with both of them. The memories flooded her mind as tears streamed down her cheek. The songs played on the church organ only made her cry more. She thought about how her mom would have loved them.
When the service was over, people started piling out of the church. A few of them patted her on the head, others just stared into her eyes. Cassie and Dawn were the last ones out of the church. Her breathing was slow as they followed the hearse to the cemetery. She could see herself in the side view mirror, her face redder than she could ever remember it being before. Her reflection disappeared after a couple of seconds, giving her some privacy.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- It was a gloomy day and a bit chilly −a perfect day for a funeral if that was possible−as Ruth sat on the folding chair, staring at the casket a few feet from her. She recalled, her grandfather always treated her as a grown up and shared many good times with her. A tear rolled down her cheek, but she wanted to smile, knowing shortly they would lay her grandfather to rest beside the love of his life, her grandmother. Since his heart attack, she had visited him daily at the Mountaineer Nursing Home.... [tags: Grandparent, Family, English-language films]
2654 words (7.6 pages)
- They spent the rest of the morning gathering information for the funeral director. Dawn didn 't have most of it, so she had to call Brenna again. She wrote the information down on a note card. Her handwriting was much fancier than Cassie 's own, which at times could be sloppy. Just before noon, Cassie and Dawn arrived at the funeral home. They were met by a cordial man in a suit. He was starting to bald a little. His attitude caught Cassie off guard a little. He asked them a lot of questions about her mother and grandmother, things for the funeral as well as for the obituary.... [tags: Mother, Family, 2006 singles]
1944 words (5.6 pages)
- Her funeral was held at the high school gymnasium since we knew there would be so many people attending. The day of the funeral Marie was doing better, she was on antidepressants that helped her make it through the service. I had stayed at my parent’s house so we could all ride together. Ryder showed up on his Fat Boy, “Ready?” he asked. I looked down at my dress and high heels, “I thought you guys were riding and we were driving.” He grinned, then I heard his dad’s Harley pull into the driveway, I looked out and Sydney was patting down her hair after she had taken her helmet off.... [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, Pop ballads]
1004 words (2.9 pages)
- Everyday people are dying. Some people die from old age, some from car crashes, suicide, medical issues, murder, and many more causes of death. Approximately 151,600 people die each day around the globe, which is 55.3 million people that die each year. (World Birth and Death Rates) That is a lot of deceased people and each person is buried based on the country he or she is from and its traditions and customs. Three countries with very interesting traditions and customs for the burial and funeral of a deceased person are China, Africa, and Australia.... [tags: Funeral, Burial, Cemetery, Death customs]
918 words (2.6 pages)
- Different Funeral Rites in Different Cultures Funeral rituals are extremely diverse in the world – most cultures have differences wuth their beliefs and views on death and dying. This is one of the many things that makes funeral culture so interesting. These beliefs have been handed down and taught generation to generation. Three of the most unique and unusual funeral rituals are from the Vajrayana Buddhist in Mongolia and Tibet, the new fashion of green funerals in the U.S., and the Lithuanian absolution rites for the dead.... [tags: Burial, Death, Funeral, Decomposition]
722 words (2.1 pages)
- My Funeral Wishes A funeral is an important event that should be planned with careful consideration, as each person only gets one to celebrate his or her life. People often die expectantly and suddenly leaving any funeral and burial arrangements in the hands of friends or relatives. These friends or family of the deceased may or may not have a good understanding of what the deceased would have preferred in his or her post death arrangements. A person planning his or her own funeral can prevent this guessing game and insure the arrangements are to their specifications.... [tags: Burial, Death, Death customs, Cremation]
952 words (2.7 pages)
- W.H. Auden wrote the poem, “Funeral Blues”. Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) was born in York, England, and later became and American citizen. Auden was the founder for a generation of English poets, such as C. Day Lewis, and Stephen Spender. Auden’s earlier works were composed of a Marxist outlook with a knowledge of Freudian Psychology. Later works consisted of professing Christianity, and what he considered “increasing conservatism”. In 1946 Auden emigrated and became an American citizen. While in America he composed many verse plays, travel memoirs, and Opera lyrics.... [tags: Funeral Blues W.H. Auden]
779 words (2.2 pages)
- A paid leave of absence up to, but not exceeding, three (3) days will be granted to staff members in the event of a death in their immediate family. If the death of an immediate relative occurs out of province, or outside the country and the staff member cannot attend the funeral/ceremony, a paid leave of one (1) day shall be granted for the purpose of mourning. If additional bereavement time is required, the staff member may be granted time at the discretion of their Director. Death – Other Relatives not in “Immediate” Family An unpaid leave of absence of one (1) day will be granted to staff members for the purpose of attending the funeral/ceremony of a relative not in their immediate famil... [tags: Termination of employment, Employment, Layoff]
1968 words (5.6 pages)
- Speaking at a funeral isn’t something that many communicators are well at. For me, speaking at funerals for my loved ones is what I would identify as my major strength in the area of communication. Although funerals are sad occasions, through the sadness, I’m able to persevere and articulate how I feel. I believe this is my strength when it comes to communicating because I look at it is my time to express how I feel about losing my loved one. Before losing my mom, I would have never thought this would be a strength in the area of communication for me.... [tags: Communication, Message, Thought]
1480 words (4.2 pages)
- An Analysis of Emily Dickinson's I Felt a Funeral in My Brain This poem is very interesting in many aspects because it reminds me of a person that I use to know. In my life I have met people just like Emily Dickinson who were mentally depressed and very unsociable. In this poem it shows how unstable her mind was in words that she wrote in her poems. I do not want people to get me wrong she was a very smart woman it was said that she attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, it also said that she was one of the best poets of all times.... [tags: Felt a Funeral in My Brain Essays]
768 words (2.2 pages)