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Death Cafe: A Lively Conversation On A Grave Topic

Aug 11, 2017
Credit Lynne Staley

When Laurie Jones was 10 years old, her older sister died suddenly of a heart attack at school.

Jones recalls being called down to the principal's office with her brothers and being told they were going home early that day. She remembers thinking that maybe her parents were taking them on a surprise vacation.

Jones, now 55, is no stranger to talking about her sister’s passing. But talking about it in a room full of strangers is something she never thought she would do.