When they got home from the funeral, his wife went straight to bed. He put their daughter to bed and went to sit quietly in the family room.
Later, his daughter tip-toed into the room, climbed up onto his lap.
"Why did Grandma have to go? She said she would be with me forever."
He took a small gold ring from his pocket.
"This was Grandma's. She said I was to give it to you when the time came. Keep it close and Grandma will be with you forever."