We are gathered here today
to remember Spring –
not as she was in her final days, but in her prime;
robust. Green. Alive.
As you all know,
she hasn’t been herself for quite some time now.
May the memories we have
of better, happier,
warmer days with her
be our joy and consolation.
She will live on in our hearts,
and in our vacations
taken in far away, sunnier places.
Please console each other as best you can,
for our grief over her passing so soon
is a difficult burden to bear.
Good-bye, Spring, good-bye.
Memorial donations may be made
out to Melody Lowes,
her long-time friend.
Melody plans to build an arboretum in Spring’s honour
in which to grow
the lettuce and spinach she craves this time of year.
Thank you all for coming,
and sharing in our moment of grief…