We were never able to have children, but my father-in-law referred to our bunnies as his grandchildren. Sadly, he passed away, and the morning of the visitation service for him, I woke to find my bunny trio relaxing on our large headboard where they usually spent the night.
I thought my father-in-law would like having a photo of them placed in his casket, so I ran to the closet and got the Polaroid as quickly as possible. The camera needed film, so I raced back to get some. I didn’t waste time putting in my contacts because I so wanted to get the shot. Deciding the camera was self-focusing, I did a quick point-and-shoot of several shots, threw these into my purse to develop and woke my husband to get ready for the service.
Once at the funeral home, I took advantage of a lull to place the photo in the casket. I pulled the unseen photos out of my purse and burst into laughter, and I am not a quiet laugher.
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