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Mon May 26, 2014, 09:58 PM

She died today on Memorial day, of all days.

My husband has known her for 39 years, so you could say she was a sister.

Usually in tragedies such as this, I'd turn to her as someone I can message online to work my feelings out. I can't really do that right now. She had her problems, but it gave her enough wisdom to be realistic about everything and had a sharp mind that helped me reflect on some things.

I knew her longer than her brother, my husbands best friend that passed away in 2009. Her mother has outlived both of them and I hope her mother finds some peace of mind somehow.

I'm not particularly good at tributes, so I looked back at what I wrote about her. When my college class required us to interview someone, I interviewed her. She really liked how I portrayed her, as it was a short biography of her life. But I decided posting any of that here would be too personal. Although she was never ashamed to tell her full story as a survivor of so many things, it reflects her as a person still alive with hopes of a better future with her new husband for years to come. Something that is not possible anymore.

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Reply She died today on Memorial day, of all days. (Original post)
Neoma May 26 OP
Leme May 26 #1
mopinko May 31 #2

Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 10:34 PM

1. sometimes one has to tell someone,tell someone else

 

and also not tell them much. I think you succeeded. Best to you.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Sat May 31, 2014, 08:49 AM

2. i'm sorry for your loss.

you need that one person. when that door slams shut, it get awful dark.

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