Goodbye, My Friend.

Goodbye, My Friend.

I know that I said I’d be writing about trapezing today, but I got some sad news this afternoon, and I’m just a little too blue to write about anything as joyful and throwing yourself off a high platform.

My mom’s sister passed away today.

It wasn’t completely unexpected…she’s 24 years older than my mother, not  well, and by her own admission, really ready to go. However, we weren’t ready, and she will be missed. Because she was a delight. She was quirky, clever, smart. She taught me a lot about how to approach life…with humor and wit, whenever possible.

She and Harry share a birthday and their personalities are similar…strong, a little stubborn, with four extra helpings of mischievousness. The other day, the last time we visited, the two of them started trying to outdo each other telling jokes…and neither could really get one out without laughing. They both had twinkles in their eyes and smirks on their faces. I’ve always loved that combination in a person. Harry will carry that on, I already know it. And I’m thankful.

Because she was golden.

And I’m really going to miss her.

And she would have really loved the trapeze story, so I’ll pick up on that again tomorrow. But tonight I’m going to go out and look at the stars and say a prayer of thanks for my sweet Aunt Peggy. Life is too short.

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7 Responses to Goodbye, My Friend.

  1. Helen Jane says:

    Oh honey, sending you my best. Be gentle with you.

  2. so sorry about your loss. Aunt Peggy sounded like so much fun. Much love to you and your family. xoxo

  3. Leslie says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry Laura. Life IS too short. Hope you find some comfort with your family this weekend. xo

  4. Sheri says:

    Condolences, Laura. I lost a ornery Aunt Peggy of my own this year. Hope you find peace and a few giggles as you process everything. She sounds like a neat lady.

  5. Laurie says:

    She sounds like someone I’d really like, too. And it likely doesn’t surprise you that I’m a fan of combined smirks and twinkles.

    Sorry for the loss — and it is too short. I hate that about it. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo.

  6. Laurie says:

    PS I am so glad that Harry got to know her, and she him. I want to hug both of you.

  7. Ken says:

    Sorry to hear this. Very nice tribute. Peace to the family this week.

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