Saturday, January 17, 2009

In Memorium Sandy Deabler

Today was a celebration of a dear friend's life, but after her death last fall. She will be with us for as long as we remember the times spent together. I had grieved her passing a couple of times, when she first told us of her illness, again when she moved to New Hampshire and to be nearer family at the end. Why do I still think of her as if she is just a phone call away? Beats me, but I hope that it goes on for the rest of my life.

Her children spoke of her, and read emails from her. Those were especially dear to me, for I had never had the chance to read them. We (the coffee group) called ourselves cybercoffee in the early days of email and stayed in touch nearly every day. She had quotations, jokes, questions and all kinds of insightful comments. It was a delight whenever we talked on the phone, she and I both flitting here and there with tangental comments, coming back to the original topic and shooting off in another different direction. She was well versed in every area. She read everything, and helped me to understand so much of life.

It may sound corny, but she still feels so close. I will continue to talk to her in my head, just like when my prayers of thanksgiving or please go up... So dear Sandy, keep on hanging around just a moment away!


Maureen said...

I'm happy you had this special time to think of your friend and hear how others remember her too.

serendipityrose said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Sandy. And I'm so glad she's still around for you to 'talk' to and hopefully for a long time to come. What a gift to have a friend so close and special to you.

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Hi Jo,
What a nice way to remember your friend.

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