2012 – Week 4

Like a romantic movie, the devoted wife dies, only three weeks after her husband, of a broken heart.

After 62 years of marriage Elsie simply didn’t want to live any more once her husband had gone.  Despite her dementia, at a subconscious level, she knew Don wasn’t with her any more, so she stopped fighting.  She stopped eating, her heart slowed down, and she passed slowly and peacefully away.

So my wife has lost both parents within a month.

At a lighter moment we joked about a “buy-one-get-one-free” deal from the funeral home, and, amazingly, they did offer a substantial discount!

They both died on a Wednesday morning, both funerals on a Friday.

At least now we have fewer worries and commitments.

Life goes on.


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