Thursday, 21 June 2012

I'm feeling quite sad tonight

No photos today.We have been to the funeral of a very dear friend today.She was our next door (but one) neighbour.She was 91 two days before she died and she was an amazing lady.A real role model for me and everyone.She had ovarian cancer when she was 84,I went with her when she was diagnosed because I was certain that would be the diagnosis.She got over that.A year ago she  got breast cancer.She overcame it all until the cancer spread to her liver.Connie was in my reading group.She only missed one.She always knew all the characters,dialogue,namesetc ,alot more than many of us umteen years younger.She ran a writers group,was a member of a drama group,studied philosophy,could email,text and until 6 weeks ago was driving.I was very close to Connie and feel really sad tonight.She was always smiling and a truly remarkable lady.My role model.Tomorrow I will celebrate her life but tonight I feel sad.( I could have done with a phone call from my daughter checking I was OK!)


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your friend, she sounds like she was an amazing lady. Maybe your daughter will phone you tomorrow.
    Take care!!!!

  2. So sorry for your loss but the lady seemed to have lived her life well and it is great thing to be remembered fondly.

  3. Sounds like an amazing person to know. My OH's grandmother sounds very similar and she too died at 91 although she had given up driving many years previously. You will have many fond memories to cherish once the pain of grief has been overcome. Take care.

  4. Sorry to hear about your sad loss Barbara. She sounded like a very strong lady to survive those major illnesses at such an age. I hope you can take comfort in your fond memories of a special person.
    Jess xx

  5. So sorry to hear you have lost a dear friend. She sounds like a wonderful lady and an example to us all in how face adversity by carrying on with spirit and dignity. I hope that eventually your sadness eases and that you can enjoy some happy memories of your friendship. Take care:)

  6. Hi Barbara! Wish I was making my first visit under better circumstances. I too have a friend who has breast cancer that has spread to her bones. She is hanging in there so far but it is also a question of time.

    Thanks for visiting me. I love Persephone books but have not ordered them in a while again. I need to add to my collection soon.

    Hugs from Holland ~