Monday, June 20, 2011

my loss

I lost a very dear friend yesterday.

Her name was Nancy and she lived to be the glorious age of 97.
She was witty and sharp with a memory you wouldn't believe!

Nancy & I met when she came into my school to volunteer in a classroom.
I just happened to be in the office when she came in & the deal was made:
she would help with my art classes and she was wonderful! 
She faithfully assisted me from 1994 for six years.

After I retired, we were able to get together more often.
We were a generation apart, but never ran out of things to talk about. 
I heard about her childhood memories, her loving parents,
her daughters and grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
and her cherished husband...I hope she is in his arms in Heaven as I write this.

We went to the movies & lunch, as well as doctor's appointments.
Before a movie, Nancy would Google (yes, Google at 97!)
information about the actors to share with me in the in the car.
She loved the Silver Screen Classics that our theater showed on Mondays.
For $2, we could each get our ticket, a drink & a popcorn and
settle in to watch The East End Kids, Carole Lombard, Bela Lugosi, etc.
I spent many fun Mondays last summer watching Gene Autry & Roy Rogers
(there seemed to be a summer theme of westerns).

People always told me how nice it was that I did that for Nancy,
but, in truth, I was the lucky recipient.  
I got to have a truly special friendship which I will deeply miss.  
My heart is broken today.


  1. Hello Carol...

    I am so sorry for your loss, my friend! It sounds like Nancy was a very special lady. This post was a very sweet and endearing tribute to her and your friendship! I know you will miss her terribly...sending love and prayers your way, dear lady!

    Warmest regards...

  2. what a lovely sad post,, sad because she's gone but lovely because of your friendship and loving kindness, I'm so sorry for your loss, but wow,, the memories will always stay,

  3. A wonderful post of remembrance to your friendship with Nancy. I am sorry for your loss. Hugs, Karen

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful photo of Nancy--she radiates the fine qualities you describe.

  5. I'm sorry to know that your loss someone so dear. I pray that you and her family would find peace to have even known such a dear soul.
    Blessings to you,

  6. I'm so sorry to read that you've lost a beloved friend, Carol. Friendships like yours and Nancy's are precious.

  7. I am sorry for your loss - What a wonderful remembrance of a dear friend. I pray for your comfort-

  8. I 'm so sorry, I'm keeping you in my prayers..sending a hug, love,Diana

  9. She sounds like a wonderful friend. How nice that you had six years together.