Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Fallout

Not a good day yesterday. We found out that the only son of friends committed suicide Sunday. As you can imagine they are totally destroyed. I didn't know this but evidently the relatives are responsible for cleaning the scene. Since this was a large caliber incident and there is a mess, I spent the afternoon yesterday helping them by locating companies that are certified to do this kind of work. Surprisingly, there are quite a few.

It always seems that the holiday season increases this kind of thing. This is the second suicide in as many days where we new the family. Anyhow, today I will make a big batch of leek and potato soup for the family and all the relatives that are coming in. In the south the first thing that happens when there is a death in the family is that people start bringing in food and neighbors start organizing meals.

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