Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lloyd Junior Engstrom

June 22, 1917-December 19, 2008

"When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written "He dies." That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with "He dies." And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it's only natural to be sad, but not because of the words "He dies." but because of the life we saw prior to the words."

The five sons; Ralph, Carl, Rex, Jim and Bob Engtstrom

The casket

The Engstrom family home in Colorado

At the viewing, Auralee asked her grandma Engstrom where grandpa great's blanket was. Every time the girls saw grandpa when he was at Luc's parents house he was sitting in the recliner with a blanket on his lap.

When Taryn saw grandpa in his casket, she put her finger up to her mouth and whispered "shh, grandpa's sleeping."

It was nice that my girls had a comfortable experience and weren't scared. Lloyd was such a good grandpa to them and they love him still.

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1 comment:

Mechelle said...

I love that quote, it's so potent. Thanks for sharing.