A Sad Day today

You may remember me writing this a little while ago.
When she came out of hospital, she had a health visitor every day and they delivered a special hospital bed and mattress which was set up in the back room of the property.
Three weeks ago, her husband came to tell us that she’d passed away at home whilst he’d been on the phone to 999.
It was what she wanted, and the funeral is today.

She had been ill for many years, but there would be no autopsy because Covid-19 was nothing to do with it and she had gone on her own terms.
Their son has been here for a few days and because of the current situation and social distancing, it will be a very small and private affair.

By all accounts, she didn’t want any fuss, pomp, or ceremony. She left strict instructions that he wasn’t to spend a lot of money on a ‘fancy casket’, service or flowers. Apparently flowers aren’t available anyway, but the funeral home have a wreath of artificial ones for effect which can be used again.
I think she would have been happy with that and the way things have turned out.

I made a special card which we put through the door this morning. Our thoughts are with them all, and although we didn’t know her that well, I’ve missed seeing her at the window.
RIP dear lady.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to A Sad Day today

  1. That is so sad. I’m sure you will keep thinking about her when you look out of that window.

    • I still do Gary, every time I pass their house. He may convert the room back to a lounge now as it’s the same design as ours, but mirror image. However, they have a conservatory and back door off the back room, so it may well stay as it is.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    So sad bless her I am sure she is at peace now and hope her husband will be okay. Death touches us all 💜💜

  3. This is so sad. May her soul rest in peace. And may her loved ones have the strength to face and cope with their loss.

  4. scifihammy says:

    My condolences to you and the lady’s family. It is even harder when someone dies now during this pandemic. I am sure your card will provide some comfort to know they are thought of.
    Keep Safe.

  5. fransiweinstein says:

    I think one of the most tragic and cruel aspects of coronavirus is the fact we cannot be there to say good-bye to those who have passed (from Covid or anything else) or comfort their loved ones who have been left behind. You didn’t know this woman well, but still I am sorry for your loss.

  6. quiall says:

    Any life lost is sad. But she will live again, in your memories.

  7. murisopsis says:

    So sad. We had a friend at church pass suddenly and because of the virus there won’t be a public service. We can’t go hug his widow or console his children. It is heart breaking. Hope the family is able to have a little memorial service for her to celebrate her life after the lock down is over…

    • We’ve just spoken to him and everything went very well, a small gathering of family and 20 minute service, which is more or less exactly what she wanted. The family have gone home now as they have considerable distances to travel and he is going to be ‘tidying up’.

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