Friday, April 15, 2011

A Rare Opportunity

This morning Mom got a call from a family friend.  She asked if Mom had seen the newspaper yet.  Mom said "No, not yet."  The friend said that she needed to look at it as soon as possible.

While this was happening, Dad was on a bike ride.  He got a text from a different friend asking if he was all right, and that if he was, he better text back.  This friend had also seen the Idaho Statesman that morning and had seen this:

Death Notice:

David W. Cutler

Cutler, David W., 56, of Boise, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his home of natural causes. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Cremation Society of Idaho.
Published in Idaho Statesman on April 15, 2011

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It was shocking to realize that there was another David W. Cutler around the same age in Boise.  

As the morning progressed, Mom and Dad received more phone calls to see if Dad had died or not.  Finally Dad's office manager went over to his dental office to check the messages. There were 14 messages from people trying to see if it was really true about Dr. C.

The office manager left this message: "Thankfully Dr. Cutler is alive and well and will be back in the office on Monday."

While Dad and Mom are chuckling about this unique coincidence, I think they also realize that it is a rare opportunity.  Usually you don't get to see or hear from all the people that care about you once you have passed away.  Today, Dad got a little taste of all the people that love and care about him.  He has touched many lives in many good ways.

I love you Dad!

-Miss T

1 comment:

  1. Tenley
    I was trying to call your mom today and the telephone number that I memorized 30 years ago didn't work, so I googled her and your dad and found this obituary. I was totally in a panic until I found your blog post - which made me feel a lot better, except that your Dad is completely grey, which made me feel old. Any way, can you tell your mom that I am trying to call her? Thanks Jennifer Barnhart