Although you might not know the person in all the cubicles in the office or in every department, when someone loses a loved one something tugs at the heart strings especially. The need to send boxed sympathy cards and acknowledge their loss looms large. Family is so important to many of us; it is a void that never gets filled.
It happened to me. I lost both my grandparents and they were waked together. Although they died under different circumstances, their deaths made all the local papers. It was such a love story even at the time of their passing away. They were married for 75 years and were never separated, so when they died in this manner it was emotional reading for the romantic at heart. I received sympathy cards from people I hadn’t heard from in many years from all aspects of my life, personal and business. My grandparents were a big part of my life, my friends and business acquaintances knew them, some better than others. My grandfather’s smile is so vivid in my mind; it makes me laugh when I think of him. Talk about lighting up a room! My grandmother would cook for any one that mentioned that they were hungry. They would even deliver the food!
Sharing these stories to others while my grandparents were alive, made their time of death remembered by so many. It was comforting to me that so many people knew of them and respected my family ties.