by Freida Marie Crump
Greetings from the Ridge.
There seems to be no standard protocol for some types of death and dying. If we become deathly ill the customs are well honed: caskets and carnations, condolence cards and casseroles. Hospitals have special waiting rooms for families awaiting the outcome of dangerous surgery complete with coffee pot, television, and helpful chaplain on call. If the patient should take a turn for