Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dad's Death Anniversary

Today is the first anniversary of Dad's death. Actually, he passed away at 11:35 on the 24th, though the coroner didn't show up until about 1am on the 25th.

It seems like this snuck up on me too fast. Only a few weeks ago was the anniversary of his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. Those six weeks last year seemed interminable, and of course too short. This year six weeks went by like nothing.

I don't know if that's why I can't sleep. Or if it's just something else, like the extra glass of chardonnay last night or the pain in my lower back acting up. But usually I can sleep through anything.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Memorial Book for Dad

I've signed up for an online bookmaking service that will let me invite family to create a memorial book for Dad. The service is called Memory Press.

It's kind of neat - it lets you upload pictures and type in your own words, then lay it out, then you can print out a leather bound book for family. I think it's a great way to invite people to share in a memorial or other kind of family celebration. An interesting use of "Web 2.0."

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