5. Cancel all magazine subscriptions, and on the bill, write 'DECEASED.'
8. Do not use any return address labels with your Dad's name on it.
9. Mom likes to sign off on any written communication -- Lina & Amante (RIP)
10. Keep copies of your Dad's death certificates. Lots of official folks need proof.
11. Keep in touch with Dad's friends . . . makes you feel closer to him.
Mom is taking care of some business in the Philippines, including attending to Michael. Sad news, another family member passed away from cancer -- Uncle Moring (Corrales), Dad's brother-in-law's brother. Like family, I suppose, since they're all from the same hometown. We'd last spent some time with him when we were all in CA in April. He returned to the Philippines to die. Not sure how many more death notices I can handle in 2008.
Since Mom's in the Philippines, she had the opportunity to visit with Uncle Moring in the hospital. She'd mentioned that he cried when he saw her, knowing that he would soon be meeting Dad. I hope that Mom isn't too overwhelmed with Uncle's funeral services which she'll be attending. Al's mentioned in the past . . . Dad must've known how it would agonize Mom & me to have to endure a wake/funeral ritual, which is why his directives upon his death were so specific and included cremation.
Thanks, Dad, for thinking of us.