.As always, I'm on the road again. Uniquely, I'm helping Marianne settle her mother's affairs, following Mrs. Porter's death at age 103 last Saturday. So there won't be a formal post here today. Just this jot explaining why not.
I will note, however, that Mrs. Porter made this chore a lot easier by writing her own obituary beforehand and leaving instructions for what she wanted done (and not) at her memorial service. Those of us who are getting on in years and love our children, might well take her example to heart.