Very sad news . . .

24 Aug

I just learned that a good friend passed away last night. It was sudden and unexpected. He was a good friend to my parents as well and came to many family gatherings we’ve had over the years. I just spoke with him a few days ago. He told me how fond he was of my parents (he is their neighbor, he was their neighbor . . . that is how we met). He took care of my dog years ago when our family went up to Washington to celebrate my Grandma’s 100th birthday.

He was a great neighbor and friend to my parents. He helped them out when they needed things. We had many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners together. I was going to call him today to see if he could join our family in celebrating my parents upcoming 53rd wedding anniversary. (Their anniversary is actually today, but we hope to celebrate it this coming Sunday).

He was my friend. I can’t believe he is gone. He had a unique and delightful sense of humor, a dry wit and a keen mind. And, now he is gone. I am sad for me and very sad for my parents. Bill you will be missed. Rest in peace.

Lisa

2 Responses to “Very sad news . . .”

  1. Jennifer August 24, 2010 at 9:30 PM #

    I’m so sorry, Lisa. As inadequate as those words may be, they are the only ones I can think of to express my sympathy for your loss and that of your family.

    Love,
    Jen

  2. cancerfree2b August 24, 2010 at 9:45 PM #

    Thank you Jen,
    I think you may have met Bill at one of my Christmas parties, back in Huntington Beach, the Sims place. He was a great guy and will be missed. I saw my parents tonight (it was their 53rd wedding anniversary). We had dinner. They will really miss having Bill two doors down from them. My Mom and Bill probably had coffee most days of the week, sitting on his porch. My folks dog pulls to get to his house when they walk by (Bill had two little dogs that my parents’ dog would play with). Anyway, it is just sad. And, I especially feel badly for my parents. Bill was young and it was just not expected.

    Thank you for your message and kind words.

    Much love,
    Lisa

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