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Old December 10th, 2007, 15:54
mollyL mollyL is offline
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Our kids were six and eight when my husband's father died. They hadn't seen his death (he died in his yard) but some of their friends did, and my husband and I decided they should go to his funeral because of the immediacy of their grandpa's death. We tried to explain what was happening and what they would see. They saw him in his casket and touched his hand. Some members of the family were putting things in the casket; rings, notes, etc. The kids asked if they could place something in the casket and we said yes. When we came back for the funeral service our son put in a little hotwheels car that grandpa had given him, and our daughter put in a pretty stone. They each wrote a little note and also put that in. We never noticed any harm and our children, if they ever mention the funeral they talk about saying goodbye to grandpa.
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