Michaeline: Death in the Family

Mourning sampler with a man and woman under a weeping willow tree; other flowers.

Mourning sampler; 1838. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

My father-in-law passed away this morning. He had aspirational pneumonia, not coronavirus, or so they think. I’m re-running a piece I wrote at the end of 2016. It’s a bit morbid, a bit hopeful. They say the Covid-19 mortality rate is running around 1 percent; if we each know about 300 people, that means all of us may know one or two people who die from that alone this year. I hope this doesn’t hit too close to home — please practice self-care if you want to continue reading.


Stay safe, all, and let your loved ones know you love them.

8 thoughts on “Michaeline: Death in the Family

  1. Michaeline, I’m so sorry for your loss. My best wishes to you and your family. That’s a wonderful story about the coffin experience that you referenced. It’s a reminder to us all to be kind to ourselves and each other while making the most of the time we have.

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