Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wistful Wednesday: Three Hazels and others

Lately it has been a funeral every week.  Last night we attended Irene’s visitation, the funeral will be today. Irene was 94 years old and married to Jim for 72 years.  Jim was there at the visitation, he knew who Far Guy was but had to be reminded of my name…then he said “How could I have forgotten your name?”

I got to thinking about all the women in the area north and west of me and it seems only fitting to at least mention them.

Women still living will be in red.

Hazel Y., Margaret, Violet, Grace Y., Rose G., Rose P., Eunice, Shirley, Emily, Margie, Alice, Hilma, Grace L., Edie, Leah, Meady, Joanie, Dora, Irene, Hazel S., Hazel E., Ruby, Mary Ann, Jeanie, Betty, Etla, Mary M.,  Madeline, Barbara, Lorraine, Karin, Lucille, Pat, Trisha, Ella, Minnie, Gertie, Vi, Ashley, Mary H.,Tammy, JoLynn, Arvilla, Kay, Erna, Mary Lou, Connie, Cindy and Melissa.

This winter/spring was tough on the gals. Vi, Hazel E, Mary H. and Irene have died since the first of the year.

Two Roses, Two Graces, Three Hazels, Four Marys if you count the Ann and the Lou. Our numbers are dwindling.
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15 comments:

  1. I always say, I never forget a pretty face!

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  2. Funerals do seem to come in groups. Spring may be a time when death among the old may be more frequent. Something about the long winter sapping their strength. Oh dear, this made me so sad!

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  3. It is so sad to see our friends pass on but it's worse to live in a "retirement zone" like here. I often tell people it's like an elephant grave yard. I hate being away from a regular world and community where there are young ones and middle aged and babies. Not just my own family but any family. I came here to sell the house and got stuck but why people would voluntarily want to live in a retirement community is beyond me. My sympathy goes out to you for losing so many friends.

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  4. Well they do say we're the weaker sex. I made my husband promise that I get to go first.

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  5. When the numbers get big , we start to dwindle away. No matter how old we find it hard to let them go.

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  6. Irene and Jim had a long time together, and Irene lived a long life, I hope it was a good one.

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  7. What a remarkable number of years to be together! That's amazing. I am sorry for Jim's loss.

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  8. My dad's mother lived to be 104 and there weren't any peers left at all. Even a long life is still short. Do something fun today! :)

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  9. My mother's middle name was Hazel!

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  10. It was hard on my parents to keep losing their friends. I remember how depressed my dad became because all of his fishing buddies had died. Within a couple of years he was gone too. My mom who is gone has only one person left still alive from her two different bridge groups. That woman was actually a lot younger than the whole group. Our neighborhood just lost the last of the older group that lived along the street east of us. She had moved to assistant living before she died. A funeral a week is unusual.

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  11. I can't even imagine 72 years together! I remember my mother and my husband's mother sharing their sad thoughts of disappearing friends.

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  12. I remember talking to my dad about keeping up his contacts, at 94 with his 0ld friends. "I can't he said. Dumb me I asked "Why not"....:(

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  13. Sadly we are losing friends and relatives every year and I suppose it will only get worse.
    Irene and Jim were married for a very long time.

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  14. As sad as it is that you are losing so many old friends and neighbors, i have to say i am impressed that you know so many of them by name as well as circumstance. i remember knowing neighbors when i was a child growing up in the country. Now, living in suburbia, we know hardly any neighbors.

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  15. It's sad to have lost friends like these...but it's good to be remembered!

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