A child's first funeral

Lucy took three days to die.

Published July 17, 2001 8:07PM (EDT)

Lucy took three days to die. My daughter Anneke rejected all of my ideas for an early and pain-free exit (let me count the ways) and fully embraced the ritual of a box, some nice cloth and a burial. The job done, and the event recorded, she asked for yet another gerbil. <div align="center"

By Triste Longcore

Triste Longcore is a photographer and writer living in Tucson, Arizona. She is the single mother of two daughters.

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