Saturday, August 30, 2008

Goodbye to a dear friend


Lucille
7-2-34 to 8-28-08
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Lucy was one of my dearest friends and I will miss her sweet smile and her laughter. I met her shortly after moving here many years ago. She was the person responsible for my marriage to her cousin Jimmy years later. She thought Jimmy & I would make a perfect couple and make each other happy, and she was so right. Others had pushed me into blind dates which never worked out so after two blind dates I was finished with letting anyone arrange a meeting for me. So when Lucy said that I should meet her cousin, I repeatedly refused and said, "No thanks." Of course she finally stopped pushing and quit talking about him altogether and went on an overseas vacation. While she was gone on vacation I accidentally ran into Jimmy not knowing that he was Lucy's cousin and we hit it off. I guess she did know a thing or two after all.

I will always miss you Lucy and I will always remember your kindness to me and all the times we spent together. I will never forget how you comforted me in my time of sadness and how you took me into your home to dry my tears...your neighbors saw my jeep parked in your driveway for a week and were curious to see who your house guest was, so you sent me out with my long hair tucked under a baseball cap so they would think you had a strange man in your house. We laughed as the rumors spread, then one day one of the neighbors husbands said, "that's not a man!" and the gig was up. Boy did we know how to have fun together. I will also never forget all the vacations we planned and all the times we ordered just one dinner and split it between the two of us. I'll never forget the 2 a.m. motorcycle ride we took when you got lost in the foggy darkness and how we all back-tracked to look for you only to find you back at our appointed meeting place...the Pantry. The next day you found out that you had pneumonia and that's why you hadn't felt quite up to par that night. You, Jimmy, Gloria & I spent many late night evenings playing cards at our house and on Friday & Saturday nights we all would go dancing...how we all loved to dance.

Yes, Lucy we will ALL miss you.

In June of this year, Lucy looked like the picture of health as we laughed and ate ice cream at the local Dairy Queen. Little did she know at the time that bone cancer was spreading throughout her bones. I'm glad that my friend didn't have to suffer for very long, but I miss her very much already and my heart is aching.


10 comments:

Alipurr said...

aww, she sounds like such a sweetheart....I know you will miss her, thanks for sharing your beautiful memories and her picture

DayByDay4-2Day said...

what a great memory ou will always have of her.

Jellyhead said...

I'm very sorry to hear you have lost your friend, Sandy.

XO Jelly

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I am so sorry you have lost a dear friend, friends are so precious in this life.I was attracted to your blog as I was in Pasadena in May and various other places in CA. A most enjoyable time and was made welcome by all Americans. Feel free to drop in.
Have a nice day.

Yvonne.

PEA said...

Dearest Sandy,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and the family. You were very lucky to have such a person in your life and vice versa. My heart goes out to you. xoxo

JunieRose2005 said...

Oh, Sandy,


I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend!


Hugs))


Junie

... Paige said...

Sandy I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope it was not Multiple Meyloma, like my beloved has. It is so hard to catch early because folks usually don't go the Dr when their bones just kinda hurt.

Rachel said...

Wonderful post about your dear friend Sandy. She would be honored to know you posted this. I'm sorry she is gone. God Bless.

Susie said...

Hi Sandy,
Your friend Lucille sounds like a wonderful person. My heartfelt sympathy to you and her family.
xo

Kerri said...

Oh Sandy, I'm so sorry you've lost your dear friend. She sounds like a wonderful person..the kind of friend we'd all like to have.
That's a beautiful photo, and I can see the resemblance between her and Jimmy. Such a face! :) She had a beautiful smile, and I can see the humor in her eyes.
Thanks for sharing those sweet memories of her.
xox