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3 ways to bridge generations

Generations of Women Rollerblading Together

So we were driving along in the family van, three generations of Robertses ranging in age from eight to over 80, when the topic turned to music. My sister-in-law had been to a funeral that day for a young man just out of his teens, and commented that they’d laid him to rest with Green Day’s “The Time of Your Life.

“I’ve always wanted that played at my funeral,” I said, prompting my mother to ask again the name of the song.

Good Riddance,” I replied, using the alternate title of the composition Billie Joe Armstrong originally wrote about the breakup of a relationship. “Good grief,” my mother said, “what kind of song is that to play at a funeral?” My sister-in-law, brother, and I quickly assured her it was an appropriate song about endings.

Suddenly my nine-year-old nephew piped up from the back. “This is the song I want at my funeral.” He held up his iPod

 

“Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.

Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.

So make the best of this test and don’t ask why.

It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time.

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right.

I hope you had the time of your life.”

 

“That’s it!” the middle generation chimed together.

“That’s beautiful,” my mother said.

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