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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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Comment by Steph S. on July 4, 2012 at 5:13pm

And here's another really cute one!

Comment by Steph S. on July 4, 2012 at 5:12pm

There ya go Melinda!

Comment by booklover on July 4, 2012 at 4:28pm

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/480469_453986787952974_18...

Sorry, I cannot understand how to make the picture just show-up!  Steph, can you do it for me? LOL

This is SO appropriate Obviously!~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on July 3, 2012 at 5:51pm

Awww - such a cute cat picture Ian! I love it!

Comment by Steph S. on July 3, 2012 at 5:50pm

Comment by booklover on July 3, 2012 at 3:38pm

p.s. Ian, I really love the ending that says you're still around, just less-orderly! ha ha! :)

Comment by booklover on July 3, 2012 at 3:36pm

Ian, I sent what you want read @ your funeral to a bunch of people, Atheist and not (the not Atheist people know I am one and are more open-minded).  I saved it.  I want it read at my funeral too.  It made me smile to read that.  Thanks for making my day!~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on July 3, 2012 at 3:25pm

Spread the Good Word, Sister Melinda. If I ever officiate at a funeral (being on Ordained Minister of the First Church of Atheism, I can) I'll use that text.

Comment by booklover on July 3, 2012 at 2:32pm

@ Ian.  First of all that cat pic is great!  We should ALL have a snow cone in this heat (and a LOT of the US has awful heat right now).  Second of all, the thing you have saved for your funeral is AWESOME.  I am going to send it to some of my Atheist friends if you don't mind.~ Melinda

Comment by Patricia on July 3, 2012 at 1:46pm

 

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