What a fantastic family heirloom. I read the whole piece, as I just lost my dad and am somewhat single-minded about death and dying these days and love your work…but I confess that the majority of my brain got lost in imagining what it was like to open that case and examine all the various treasures within.

You really brought that to life. Brilliant writing, Abby.


I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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