All previous posts of essays from the draft version of Viking Funeral (the book) have been removed for the first round of editing. I posted the raw essays to illicit input from the world who knew Dave beyond those I knew. With tens of thousands of reads and more than 400 people reaching out to me, introducing themselves, and mostly confirming the stories I had posted more so than sharing new information with me, other than further validation what a lovely human Dave was to everyone.
Thank you all for your comments and encouragement. I know Dave meant a great deal to you, but you all mean the world to me as I move forward with the last chapters, tightening up the story honoring Dave. I could not have done it without your help. I especially loved laughing with so very many of you. I am eternally grateful. XO M