100 days – Day 15: old friends
Today, we say farewell to one of Helen’s dearest friends. They were at school together.
Helen predeceased Lyn by just under two years. She was only 58 and Lyn had just turned 60.
Too young and so sad.
Both were “individuals” in their own way. Both a wee bit off-the-wall. Each of them caring and compassionate.
I treasure this message received in December 2012:
Hello Sandy, I was doing Christmas cards today and I came to trying to do yours and they all said things like ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Christmas’ and I know it won’t be for you.
Then one of your friends mentioned Helen’s name on Facebook and I have been crying since – I can hardly bear the thought of what you must be going through at this time and I miss her too so much. She was alway there even when we weren’t in touch for months (sometimes years) and I still can hear her voice.
Must be so much worse for you and I wish I could just give you a big hug.
Hope your boys and their families are ok and that you will be with them at Christmas. Sorry that I can’t convey what I am feeling for you but I do think about you lots and lots and obviously about Helen.
There are a couple of the places around here that always make me think about her which makes me glad that she did get down here to visit. She was quite outrageous in the Co-op and kept telling me she could do what she liked because she was the minister’s wife. We laughed SO much.
Somewhere, the two old friends are having a good chin-wag and laughing SO much
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