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You're absolutely right, Greg. Taardad Maiden - 10/04/2004 09:03:27 AM

I would try to create an atmosphere where you set aside a little part of the place, some icon, some tiny thing where they can look and think for a moment and reflect on this person.
They've talked amongst themselves about doing something like this.

Sometimes a hug, a sigh, a look, can be enough. But they need to know its an important weekend and that this person would want them to carry on and help all the other people who will be counting on them this weekend. Try to make them honor his memory by continuing as normal, but dont alienate them. The idea of something like a ribbon or a picture and something like that can be helpful.
The emphasised part above... that's such a great point, and it hadn't even occured to me. I think I'll use that. I've heard a lot of stories about how funny this guy was and how he liked to play practical jokes, etc. Perhaps encouraging them to carry on his memory the way he would have wanted them to is the way to go.

I was recently in a Wal-Mart and the store had lost a former employee in the Iraq war and they had a little table with the man's picture and a ribbon and this noteboard with a pen allowing people to sign and show their respect for this person.
I've seen something similar before. It's a wonderful idea. Thanks Greg.

You're welcome
[hugs warmly]


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