Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – August 2015 Archive (2)

Will You Get To Say Goodbye?

This morning I read in an obituary that a woman in my community “Left this life peacefully in the arms of her husband, children and grandchildren.” Another obituary stated, “She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family.” 

The deaths described sound almost surreal. Is it realistic for us to want to have this type of death experience with our own loved ones? And if so, are we setting…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 18, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Extending Sympathy When You’re out of Touch

When I opened the morning newspaper, the death of a former school superintendent was front page news. I worked for the schools during the superintendent’s tenure and his widow had been in my book club. I had not seen either of them in over a decade.

Later that day I remembered that my former…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on August 10, 2015 at 12:54pm — No Comments

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