My dad died recently. My mum went to put the goose out and came back to find him dead, the old black farm cat lying on the bed beside him. He hates hospitals so this was the death he wanted – at home, on the farm. At the cemetery the gravediggers prepared his coffin ready to be lowed, and one of them slipped and the coffin lurched, dad’s body hitting the side. My Aunt Jean turned to me and said, ‘your dad would have found that really funny.’ I smiled, ‘I know’. My friend Lynn turned to her dad and said, ‘John would have found that really funny.’ I know,’ he said…. and it felt like my dad was with us at that moment.