Monday, July 18, 2011

What Will Happen To Lucy?

An old friend died yesterday.

It was quite a shock when my husband blurted out the news this morning as he read the obituary. Why do we assume that people we care about will live forever? I suppose it’s because we can’t envision our life without them in it – no matter how far away they are or how seldom we see each other.

Our friend was old. Eighty-nine. His wife of sixty-nine plus years survived him. Lucy.

What will happen to Lucy?  How does one go on alone after living that long with the same person?

I’m sure it will be difficult. Lucy is such a sweet, gentle, loving person. They had no children. I never asked why. Figured it was personal.

Lucy alone. 
Without Denny.                  

How sad!


Sandi said...

Wow! I have no more words for this one peg. Great writing. Such emotion.

Jim said...

Sorry about your friend. I feel your pain. Jim

sam said...

Sad peg. I'm so sorry. sam

Anonymous said...

Awww.. so sorry peg.

pam said...

How do you do that peg? In only a few paragraphs you made me cry. Such talent!