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November 1, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Talking can help someone grieve

When a person dies and the ones left behind are grieving, don’t evade the subject.

The person grieving feels sad, but talking about the deceased helps.

On the eve of my husband’s funeral, we all sat around the table and remembered. We laughed at some of things he did — he may be dead on earth but not in our hearts.

Survivors are not ready to put the deceased in the past.

I worked at a bank, and when someone came in to close a deceased relative’s account, I would ask questions about him or her — the customers would pour their heart out.

They would end up laughing and feeling content.

Don’t feel uncomfortable because the deceased is still alive in their hearts.

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