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Coronavirus restrictions alter funeral plans, leaving some Texans to grieve alone

Gov. Greg Abbott clarified this week that in-person funerals can be held if attendees stay 6 feet apart. But restrictions still have some postponing memorials until after the pandemic ends. “If you can’t hug anyone or shake their hand, what’s the point of having anyone physically attend?” one mourner said.

Julia and Helen at a Wellesley College reunion in 2004. This was Julia’s 15th class reunion and Helen’s 50th. Helen is holding a fan of Mona Lisa because the movie Mona Lisa Smile was set in Wellesley in 1953-54, her senior year at the school.

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