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Mourning

By Kellie Purcill

VOICES FLOAT SOMEWHERE behind me, low pitched and somber. “Thank you for coming . . . Thank you . . . I’ll make sure she knows . . . Their two sons, just over there . . . Thank you . . . Yes, so unexpected . . . terribly sad.” I wear black, of …

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Happily Ever After?

“HOW MUCH LONGER?” my eight-year-old wants to know. “Sacrament meeting is over when the long hand gets to the eight,” I hiss. Twenty-three minutes—eons. Please let the closing hymn not be “Love at Home.” A beautiful young woman is finishing up her talk. “I want to close with this quote I found on lds.org,” she …

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