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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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A friend that I worked with found his wife (62) dead when he returned home from work.
He asked me to build a coffin for her. This was a few years ago. We took the coffin to the funeral
home where she was placed in it (this is in Vermont). Than loaded the coffin and her my pickup
and drove to Massachusetts where she was buried. These pictures were taken in our driveway. This is
something you hope you don't have to build, but happy to help out a friend.
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I know they were pleased with it even though they probably were more concerned at the time about losing her. And you're correct - don't want to have to build one of those for anyone I know. Good job, Larry.

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I'm sure he appreciated it. You did a fine job of it.

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Looks like a lot of love went into it. Way to be there for your friend.

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Friends like you are hard to find. I’m sure you are greatly appreciated.
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An exceptional project at difficult time, and it looks better than most of the commercial ones I have seen. Well done.
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That is a nice piece of crafting. Good to have friends like you. I know that this was a comfort to them at their time of need and grief. My complements to you.
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Glad you took pictures so we can appreciate the good work.
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Larry you did such a nice job building this coffin. I know your friend was proud of it.

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Not much to say -- but you deserve a pat on the back.

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