May 16 2016

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, May 16, 2016

Years ago at a grief presentation a woman shared a story of her family mourning a family tragedy.  As we used to in years past, they hung dark fabric on their front porch or doors to let others know they experienced a loss.  Before long neighbors came to their front door.  The family was expecting to be offered condolences. Instead, the neighbors asked how soon the fabric would be removed because it was a depressing sight.   Hard to believe, but evidence that our culture doesn’t do a good job of  accepting mourning.

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