• Great-Aunt Dies while Cooking Dinner... And Family Eats Dinner

    Great-Aunt Dies while Cooking Dinner… And Family Eats Dinner

    The en­tire ex­tend­ed family—everyone, very poor—all came to my great-aun­t’s house for din­ner every Sun­day night, for decades. The week­ly lux­u­ry. When she was in her 90s, she laid down her head while cook­ing the din­ner, and died. The whole fam­i­ly ar­rived over the next hours, as sched­uled. They ate the din­ner. It’s what she would have want­ed.