My husband said this past week, “The two best funerals I’ve been to have been in Oneonta*, Alabama.” I went with him to the second one, and I have to agree with him. His Aunt Sally’s funeral was full of love, laughter and celebratory joy — which is exactly the type of person she was. I wrote about her funeral in my newspaper column this week at the TimesDaily,, and I’ve already had so many people tell me that’s exactly the send-off they want for themselves.

*Pronounced “On-e-on-tah.” I think.