Thursday, September 20, 2007
The Lady Next Door ~~~Update~~~~
Passed away today....May God give her the rest and peace she deserves with HIM. AMEN
The house next door is up for sale now. I watched as the lawn people came and groomed the yard to every perfectionists detail, then without me even seeing it happen, the sign went up boldly yellow and white. I didn't even see it happen! I wasn't ready for it to happen, probably more accurately put.
The lady next door was so sweet, she's from the north, the city I think the Bronx. She was a Catholic from the old Church and loved attending every day...except that she never drove a car in her life and she had to depend on others to drive her. She never asked me, I think she felt that I homeschooled my children and it would be an inconvenience. You know, come to think of it now, I never offered. Here comes the guilt! I did take her once to a Lent Retreat, that was nice, she always asked about the girls and one son. That's when she told me that she never drove a car in her life. Sounded proud, too.
She loved my husband's tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, and bush beans, and always took enough to feed her daughter and grandsons when they came over....that is until recently. Probably a year ago perhaps longer when the Avon lady came over to me and asked if I knew anything about the lady next door, "her phone is out of order." I asked her daughter and the prognosis wasn't good, Alzheimer's. Gulp, not now, not yet, I thought. Time marches on....I hate that saying.
Posted by Ebeth