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Funerals: Expressing Condolences

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Heather: Hi, Tim. [Hi] I'm really (1) to hear about your dad. My sincerest condolences go out to you and your family. He was such a great man.

Tim: Thanks. As you know, he had been (2) for some time before he passed away, so we were somewhat prepared.

Heather: So, how's your mom taking it?

Tim: Oh, it's been really hard on her. I don't think you get over something like that.

Heather: Yeah, I'm sure. My (3) really goes out to her. [Thanks.] Uh, so how's your mom going to be able to manage things alone?

Tim: Well, financially, mom will be able to live a secure life from now on. I mean, Dad had life insurance and substantial (4) in property and stocks, so returns on those should take care of her. [That's good to hear.] But our main concern at this moment is her (5) state. [Yeah.] She's really down, so a call now and again should brighten her day.

Heather: So, what are the funeral arrangements? The (6) in the paper didn't (7) much about the funeral.

Tim: Well, some of the family members will get together on Tuesday morning for a private (8) service, but there will be a viewing in the afternoon from 2:00 to 3:00, followed by the funeral service. One of my uncles will be giving the eulogy.

Heather: I wish there was something I could do you. *

Tim: Well, actually, there is. [Oh?]. You know, Dad really (9) you a lot, and before he died, he asked if you'd sing a musical number at the funeral.

Heather: Really? I'd be (10).

Tim: It would really mean a lot to the family.

Heather: Sure. Then, see you on Tuesday.

Tim: Okay, see you then.

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