Grief: one year later

by Barbara Platts

Aspen Untucked

Aspen Times Weekly October 2014

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My dad passed away...

on Oct. 27, 2013. I remember the day vividly. My siblings and I sat quietly around his bed in a hospice center in Pratt, Kansas, waiting for the inevitable. He had been fighting melanoma for almost four years. Even at the end he still had a fighting stance, with his fists clenched up, ready to take on whatever was coming next.