This Crappy Obituary – For the Woman I Found Dead in the Starbucks Parking Lot

I read this and it is an amazing TRUE story. Read the comments after it to find out who she was. She was 21 years old. What beautiful writing as well.

Legionwriter

I thought you were sleeping. It seems silly now, but you must understand, when one sees a person slumped over inside a parked car, the most reasonable conclusion is rarely that the person slumped over is dead. It was the lights from the dashboard that caught my eye. If it weren’t for the lights, I would have missed you completely, and – who knows? – you may still be lying out there, unknowing of the legions of addicts drawn to the verifiable Mecca of caffeine. You’d remain oblivious to the following day’s massive local windstorm and the city’s collective anxiety, followed by elation, when our beloved Seahawks won the big game. You might still be slumped awkwardly over your console, and I suppose your car would be run dry of gas by then, but folks would not be any more observant.

I say it was the lights on your dashboard…

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About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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4 Responses to This Crappy Obituary – For the Woman I Found Dead in the Starbucks Parking Lot

  1. jmgoyder says:

    What an extraordinary experience. Certainly gives us all pause to consider how we would act if in that situation.

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  2. titflasher says:

    Thank you for sharing this x

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  3. gatito2 says:

    You’re welcome.

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