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End Notes: Vodka, Bourbon For Dead

Our column today talked about how to acknowledge, during holiday celebrations, a child who has died. Cathy has some good suggestions here. We have a long tradition at our house of honoring the deceased elders by placing their favorite alcoholic drink in front of their photos on the kitchen counter. So it's bourbon for my dad, Papa Joe, scotch for my brother-in-law Adam and and vodka for Hollis, my mother's late-in-life boyfriend who died three years ago. We take sips of the drinks during the family gatherings/Rebecca Nappi, End Notes. More here.

Question: How do you remember departed family members are Christmas holiday gatherings?

OTV: Working Holidays Doesn’t Suck

OrangeTV: I lived in Seattle years ago on Christmas and couldn’t make it over to Idaho for the holiday and only had plans with friends for Christmas Eve. I worked at a retail store and we were the only place on Broadway open on Christmas besides a Chinese quickie mart. I worked and ended up having a wonderful, festive day with my co-workers and regular customers.

Question: How do you cope when you have to work a holiday?

What Long Weekend?

So, am I the only one who has to spend time at my desk today? Another S-R blog ran a thread titled “The Long Weekend Loose Thread,” which is fine, but the blog host put it up YESTERDAY. Geez.

Did your weekend already begin? What are your plans for the Fourth of July eve?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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