First things first:
1. The way I most often cope with just about anything that bothers me is with humor. Please indulge me.
2. I am a huge supporter of the Neptune Society. They were absolutely wonderful and responded immediately when we called them after my dad passed away. They showed up within 90 minutes and were kind, sensitive, comforting, and efficient.
And because they now have our address, they sent us an invitation to consider using their services when the time comes (and we likely will). I scanned part of it to share an image with you (below), because what they didn’t seem to realize was their inadvertent reference to this:
Ring around the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down!
Here is what we received in the mail:
Doesn’t that family look happy playing Ring Around the Rosie? Ashes, ashes… Weee! Mr. Laffy brought that to my attention, and for the first time in two days, we laughed.
Hey, I never said I wasn’t a little demented. And a lot sad and still in shock. Need a release much? Why yes, yes I do.
By the way, Mr. Laffy is a comedy writer/producer. He is a very mellow, sweet, and hilarious guy whose observations have kept me (and TV audiences) in stitches for decades. He’s professionally demented.
The Neptune Society also didn’t appear to be aware of the awkwardness and incongruity of the “WIN A PRE-PAID CREMATION!” promo as if it were some kind of infomercial from beyond… especially so closely following recent events.
Yes, we can still find humor during the darkest, most painful moments of our lives. Hence my pseudonym, GottaLaff… or you cry.
I’ve now done both.
Thank you for understanding.