From what I’ve been told my father
wasn’t much interested in gardens,
in flowers, in green lawns or any
of the usual adornments. To him
a house was utilitarian and existed
simply so that he could live in it. So
I suppose it’s fitting that his grave
is a simple plot, with simple head-
stone, and simple plaque, and since we
seldom visit, rarely has any flowers.

Glenn W. Cooper

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