WHERE: Phyllis and Lester's home in Springfield, OR
WHEN: Christmas 2007 or 2008
We lost a dear friend of the family quite suddenly this week and our hearts are aching for her loss. You are in our hearts, Phyllis.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.