What a week..nothing happened to us…but the world has come tumbling down around some of our friends. Cancer and Deaths seem to be running rampant here in Minnesota at the moment.
The latest was a phone call from my other baby brother. He told Far Guy that his Father in Law died. “She who sees robins first” is now an orphan. She went right from a younger generation to the older generation in one day. I believe her Dad was 96 years old or there about.
My Mom’s roommate from the Nursing Home who was approaching 104 died.. when you get that old most of your friends have passed on.
If you are in “the home” this time of year and get the flu your chances of survival are not real great.
Cancer sucks. A fellow down the lake succumbed to cancer..another fellow was moved into a hospice facility..another is beginning his hospice journey..he said “I will not get any better.” Soon there will be more widows for the “widows club.” I cannot even begin to imagine how helpless the wives must feel when cancer reaches out and grabs their loved ones.
Death and Taxes..that is about the only thing we can count on in this life.
Recently I was visiting with a few of my cousins ( Kathy and Geraldine), Aunt Anna and my Mom. Somehow we got on the subject of Funerals… I said “I am being cremated..because I don’t want anyone standing next to my casket saying..Gosh she looks good..OR my goodness she must have had a real tough time at the end.” My Aunt shared that she had an aversion to worms..at which time I sang “The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out.” We all laughed. I think you can laugh when it is your own death that you are talking about..other peoples deaths must be taken more seriously:)
The pretty picture is Echinacea ‘White Swan’.