(This is Springtime but the autumn of my life)
Life is catching up and passing me. I see it all around me and wonder if I can keep up. While we were gone this past winter, we lost the neighbor across the street. Evelyn lived with her son, Bobby. Bobby works nights but we finally caught up with him, to tell him how sorry we were for Evelyn's passing and to give him our sympathy card.
Having been thru more deaths than we like to think about, we know finances are strained during that time. WE very seldom send flowers anymore, but give a check or cash, In Lieu Of Flowers, along with a note to use this in any way you see fit. You that have been thru this know the parking fees, and meals taken in a hospital as life slowly leaves some loved one’s frail frame. Then the days of work missed and the funeral costs themselves drain some families.
Bobby said the morning of his mom’s passing they talked and he asked if she wanted him to bring her breakfast from a local restaurant after he ate. She said, “No, I am going to McDonald's and meet up with some seniors and I will get something then.”
He said when he returned home later he was surprised to see her car still home. Inside the house he found her lying on the floor and could not be revived. He said, “That is the way she would have wanted to go. With NO LONG stay in a hospital.”
We also lost a former class mate, Joann (She was also friend Mary Ann’s sister), good longtime friend Pauline. We lost Michael who was much younger and remembered him as a kid. Oh, and then Randy who was older and left his wife of over 70 years.
These were close friends in just a short period. I am not being morbid, just reminding myself, life on the planet is never forever.
1955 or 56 Caddy, the start of the fins!