Speeches Made at Caroline's Funeral

Speeches Made at Carolines Funeral 12/8/03

Bo: Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. Ma taught me those words a long time ago, and now shes with the angels. Our tears are not for her but for ourselves. I miss her, she was the glue that held us together. Thank you ma, you were kind and tough and you can never be replaced. But if we can keep your love in our hearts, well find a way to go on, and well be better people, and Salem will be a better place because of it.

Shawn D: I had nineteen years with my grandmother and it wasnt enough. She always lent me her ear when I needed someone to listen, and she was a strict hand when I got too rowdy. But above all else she was a wise heart when I didnt know which way to turn. Thank you, grandma. And I will try to be as strong as you were for our family.

Hope: This is for you Caroline (places a rose on her coffin). When you first became my mother-in-law, I was intimidated. I wasnt sure I could live up to the example that youd set. But it wasnt long before you bloomed in my life like a beautiful rose. You never let adversity get the better of you, maybe that was your greatest gift to us. And now in these very dark days I think what you would tell us is that we have to resist the forces of ignorance and fear, and that we have to be strong and stand up to the enemies that terrorize us . . . . Hopes speech is interrupted by an outburst from Sami.

Jen: We cannot let this killer keeps us from our way of life in Salem . Yes we certainly have to take precautions, but we have to trust that our lives will go on. So today I mourn not only the loss of Caroline, but also the members of my family, Jack and Aunt Maggie. And I thank God every day that my daughter and I are surrounded by so many loving people because I really think that families need to stick together, I think that the Hortons need to stick with the Bradys, and I think that all of us need to stick with the good people of Salem. You know I remember that Caroline used to always say that if we stayed together we could weather any storm

Roman: I miss you ma. But if there is any justice in this universe, we will see each other again, right? Until that time you will be in our hearts, and we will share your love with every person that comes in the Brady Pub, every single stranger we meet, every child of God, because that is the way that you taught us to look upon our fellow men. You are an angel, you were an angel that walked among us. May you rest in peace.

Father Jansen: And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death. Neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any pain, for the former things have passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said Behold, I make all things new.


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