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Choices

by on September 2, 2009

Many years ago, while still at University, I selfishly decided not to attend my Uncle’s funeral.  Simply put, I would rather have spent time with my girlfriend at the time than pay respects to my Father’s brother and his family.  My decision was foolish and I was filled with regret.  The family needed my support and I did not even show up.  I vowed never to miss another family funeral. 

My Aunty Yachan’s funeral was set for Friday September 4th in Honolulu.  I started plans to make the flight and attend.

A couple days later, I was told that Mr. Enomoto’s funeral was also on Friday September 4th in Little Tokyo.  I stopped making plans.

Satomi’s family was tied up in funeral arrangements and just didn’t have the time or energy to watch Satomi and the girls.  I’m sure they would have agreed but I just couldn’t bring myself to ask.  Everyone was just so torn up.

Long story short, I did not attend my Aunty’s funeral.

It was the right choice but I’m still not happy about it.

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