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Why, Yes -- The Day After the Funeral Is ‘Too Soon’

Why, Yes -- The Day After the Funeral Is ‘Too Soon’

DEAR MISS MANNERS: The day after my father’s funeral, a friend who had been in attendance called me on the telephone. I feel that I know the answer, but I would like Miss Manners to share her thoughts all the same. GENTLE READER: Her chief thought is that you must protect your mother against such a person. The very callousness of those Get Over It types means that they are likely to be persistent. But you will have to be stern about making that clear by saying, “My mother is in mourning, as am I.

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