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Thread #34329   Message #462245
Posted By: Mrs.Duck
14-May-01 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: RE: Music and Poems for a Funeral
When my first husband died a student of his sent me this
"To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.'
R.W.Emerson