Friday, November 13, 2009

I just made his day

by changing Big Boss's homepage to Google.

hehe.

I got an phone call at the funeral home a couple weeks ago from a gentleman regarding his long lost buddy who, he thought, just lost his wife. He has a group of friends from high school that get together every year here in Milwaukee for a reunion... it has been going on for 40 years. They lost track of this "buddy" who he thinks is listed in one of our deceased's obituary.

He was VERY nervous even talking to ME about this.... his voice was shaky and you could tell he felt uncomfortable... because if it WASN'T his old buddy, he didn't want to intrude, or confuse this man.

I explained that the best thing, the easiest thing, would be to write an email to the funeral home-- pass on your condolence and explain who you are and the reunion etc... he didn't want to.. I finally convinced him of this.. a few days later I received his email, and passed it on to the widower.

This morning I came in and there was another email from this guy. It was full of thanks and excitement as it WAS his buddy, and the whole gang is getting together soon for their reunion and everyone is so excited to see him again.

It warmed my heart-- that good friends have contact again, especially during this really rough time of loss.

5 comments:

Amy said...

aw, so sweet. Good thing you are a convincing person!

Mel's Way or No Way said...

So just another exciting day at the funeral home, huh? It's great you were able to help these friends re-connect. Have a great weekend!

CJ said...

Woo hoo! Yeah for reunions!! And Google homepages!!

FYI, my word verification for this comment was quifing..and for some reason, I find that funny!!

jelly said...

that was sweet.
life at the funeral home, eh? it is cool you were able to help old friends reconnect.

cindyhoo2 said...

I just love people who go above and beyond to be nice to people. You must ahve great karma.