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I recently had the absolute pleasure of writing an obituary for a very dear friend. Actually, he was my father in law. I asked my husband and my husband's mom about his life and accomplishments, and they had a lot of wonderful things to say about him. He served in world war 2, did research on the nuclear bomb, graduated from college as a mechanical engineer, owned and operated businesses in mexico, married a 19 year old woman (when he was 50!), had (at least) 3 wonderful children, retired comfortably and left a sizable amount of money to his wife. What a life...

Now, of course aside from grieving this loss (i was pretty close with father in law) I've been doing a bit of reflecting on my own life. What would my future obituary read? If I died today, what kind of an impact have I left? Eh. Not much of one, but then again Jim was 90 and I'm 23... I have a few years to catch up.

Katie's Accomplishments (so far...)

2004 (age 17) graduated from highschool a year early
2005 (age …

Oh, one more thing

Forgot to post my daily writing exercise. Working on rhythm and the line today.

his death was marked
with waiting. the stench
of tomorrow heavy
on his breath
while he heaved
into the twilight.
Out eyes watched
his chest rise
and fall - I hoped
it would seize
forever - for his sake
and my own.