So Happy You Could Just Die

, , , , , | Friendly | February 24, 2019

I am a minister, but last year I was still an intern. Part of being an intern meant being sent to a setting I had little experience with, which in this case was a small town in Northern Canada — like, moose-wander-into-town Northern.

I had done a lot up there, but the final thing I needed to do for my internship to be complete was a funeral. But despite the number of elderly, and sick, they all pulled through the winter.

I had three days left of my internship, and four people died, all of old age, peacefully, in their sleep. The first thing my 93-year-old neighbour told me was:

“Well, we knew you needed a funeral to make the most of your time here. The whole town banded together, and figured that one of ’em would want you to do it!”

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