75 years, 8 months and 19 days seems like a very short life, doesn’t it? I stand here and see hundreds and hundreds of you here to grieve my father, a man so widely loved and admired.
When my father died, my brothers and I talked about what, if anything, we would say at his funeral. For reasons that this piece hopefully makes obvious, we chose not to say anything. But while we were talking about our childhood, I kept mentally composing phrases and sentences that I would have used if I’d delivered the eulogy I’d been brave enough. So, while the eulogy is fictional, insofar as I never delivered it, the stories it tells are true.
Lyn is a fiction writer as well as a consulting corporate writer and editor, Her first novel, a literary suspense thriller entitled The Silent Listener, is to be published by Penguin Random House in 2021.
Memoria was written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V.
The Undelivered Eulogy was written and read by Lyn Yeowart. The story was sound edited by Jen Farrow.
Music in this episode was by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope.
Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now.