Tuesday, February 06, 2007
For Laura, Who Died Today, With Love
Laura, my oldest and dearest relative, died this morning. She was like the mother that I lost in my early twenties. We were always so very fond of one another. She was a lady of the highest order and I shall miss her greatly, though I know she was ready to go. She was a voracious reader until her eyesight began to fail several years ago. I never heard her complain about anything. She lived her last days with grace and dignity. Next month she would have turned ninety.
May God bless and rest her soul.
Update: I flew home from Arizona yesterday to be with family and attend Laura's funeral today (Thursday). It was a simple, lovely service at her Methodist church here. We shall all miss her.
Friday, I fly back to the southwest desert for a few more days.