Christmas was hard for us this year as well.  All that we could do was keep trucking through, and to be honest, in the weeks coming up to Christmas, there were days that I just wished it would be over.  Our son helped me through - kids can do that, and I'm glad to say that it is over and hope that next year is better.  it was especially hard to walk into the stores and see gifts that were annual presents (especially favorite chocolates), then have to walk by them and not pick up a box.  UGH.  Does it get easier???

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My dad passed away this past October, and we couldn't believe how much they wanted for flowers, obituaries, everything!  We didn't have a lot of money and did extensive research and found a website that gives you obituaries that don't count words (unlimited) and pictures as well.  We figured that all of our friends would check online for the Obituary anyway, so we skipped the whole newspaper thing and paid $30.00 for a lovely Obituary.  PLUS it stays online for a year.  Not a day.  I'm really happy we were able to do it, because the paper quoted us over $1000.00!  No way.  I put the money towards more flowers instead.  I'm new here and don't know if I can post links but his obituary is at http://www.missingyouforever.com/compon … alex-brown 

An open bar is a great way to honor somebody.  She must have been an amazing woman.  My condolences to you.  It is such a long road....