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Afterwards

After the service, everyone gathered at Jim’s house in Wahroonga. Their cars soon filled the driveway and overflowed out into the small street, so that other driveways were nearly blocked. The neighbours, knowing there had been a funeral, did not complain. During the service and in the graveyard, despite the warmth, the immediate family had each worn some item of knitwear. Jim had sweated inside a big woollen jumper with a tie poking through the top and a suit on top of it all. Returning, he had taken off the suit and also pulled off his tie, but so far…

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