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Letter to the Editor: Pay it forward, at a funeral home

Submitted by Brian Carlson
Crookston Times

    In this season of giving, I have noticed a lot of “paying it forward” going on.       

    Recently, I was blessed with someone buying my lunch and the cashier stated that the anonymous person asked me to pay it forward.    

     I thought for a long time and decided to pay it forward to a funeral home. Having served 40 years in the funeral business I know there are those who, for whatever reason, are unable to cover the costs of a family funeral.

    I am no longer in the business so my gift does not affect me other than the thought of giving.

    I took a check to the funeral home and asked them to apply it to a bill that was outstanding and left it at that.

    In this time of COVID, deaths seem to be hitting more and more families unexpectedly as well. Consider this option as a way to “pay it forward” anonymously.

    God Bless

Brian Carlson

Grand Rapids, Minnesota