As I was sitting here this morning, my phone rang and as we are on dial up, I kind of said a few comments as I was booted off the computer and answered the phone.
It was one of our neighbours (our road is a lovely community of caring, loving people), to let us know that her mother, who used to live over the road from us and is in a nursing home, had died contentedly on New Years Eve. This amazing lady Jean, was 92 she had been an educator, a writer, and a warm and supportive friend to my DH and than to me. She had spent many years in a wheel chair but was independent as much as possible and she carried a strength about her and knew her mind. I respected and cared for her greatly.
When I think of all that Jean has seen in her lifetime it takes your breath away. The world has really changed rapidly in the last 92 years.
We will have her funeral and then have been invited to a celebration of her life. There is always an edge of saddness for a person who dies, but for such a lady, who lived such an amazing life, we can not mourn but be joyous for all she was!
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