You were not particularly smart.
You were not tolerant.
You were not rich or young or stunning.
You did not use your manners.
You did not stand up straight.
You were not selfless- quite the opposite in fact, sometimes.
You did not sing in tune, not once.
You did not usually listen to us, when we gave you our advice.
You did not always wash your mug after tea.
You did not ever answer the phone the first time we called. We always had to call again.
You did not prepare me for this.
You did not make it.
Rest in peace.
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