Top 10 Ways To Prepare For The Funeral Of Your Best Friend

Jonathan Winters in "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
Jonathan Winters in “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”

The funeral for my friend, Stanley, is tomorrow morning at 10am. It remains to be seen if this strategy works. I’ll let you know.

10. Watch “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” Twice.

9. Look at cartoons of Ballard Street and Herman…almost constantly.

8. Watch the Bathroom Sessions with Ed and Steven (yes, it can make you sad that they parted, but still…)

7. Listen to recordings of Hudson & Landry, especially “The Prospectors.”

6. Watch episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, especially episodes with the Darlings.

5. Go to the gym more often and stay longer.

4. Watch Stanley Cup hockey, even though your best friend’s name was Stanley. He’d appreciate the irony.

3. Re-read Bill Bryson’s “The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid.”

2. Watch Mark Knopfler play the guitar.

1. Pray often. Followed by another one that’s important to me, reading the Scriptures.

I’ll be back, Lord willing, in a few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the Saturday’s Smiles. We all need them. Smiles, that is.


P.S. Thought I’d leave you with a Wednesday smile since every midway point of a week could likely use a smile.

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