The Friendly Funeralista

Love Being Here with You

Posted on: March 10, 2010

My Dad has been dead now for 11 years.  He loved a jazz singer by the name of Peggy Lee.  Every year, she would visit Toronto and perform in the Imperial Room of the Royal York hotel.  My Dad would go and see her year after year and would come home with tears streaming down his face declaring that he had seen the beautiful Miss Peggy Lee sing “just for him” that evening.  My mother would always comment that Peggy’s numerous facelifts left her so taut that she could no longer smile, but would secretly agree that she still had that “it” factor that could hold an audience in the palm of her hand.  Dad loved that Peggy made him feel like he was the only man in the room.  He had that gift, too, and made people feel that he was always in the moment with them.  In my experience, most funeral directors have this same gift.  They love being with the families they serve and really believe that what they do for a living makes a difference.  So here is Miss Peggy Lee, singing her trademark opening number, “I Love Being Here With You”  Here’s to Dad, Peggy and all the families we serve … we love being here with you and for you.   

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1 Response to "Love Being Here with You"

A lovely tribute to your Dad!

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