Sister Lou got the chore of calling with the news. She left an upbeat, pleasant NON-MESSAGE on my machine for me to call her. She expressed dismay that I was not home yet.. When I had no true message on the phone, I thought, "Cousin Stan."
I was stunned when it was Uncle Byron. Lou told me that he died like Dad died -- instantly. They did it right -- no long bouts of suffering, just a nice, clean exit, the ability to go in dignity.
The quote for the day on Excite?
He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.
Maybe it's just the mood I'm in, but that quote sounds almost Biblical to me.
We have each other, and the Lord.
Hollis Monroe, the WOI-fm host for By Request played Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings for me. I guess I got addicted to it when President Kennedy died. That is the first I can ever remember knowing it from any other soothing piece of music. I've been needing it a lot, lately... See the Sept. 15 entry...
We're not over Ben yet... I think about Sharon a LOT. She doesn't know it, but the prayers go, anyway.
At the bottom of this post is the blue word "comment". If you click your mouse on it, the screen will change to one with this whole message, and at the bottom will say, "Post new comment". If you click on that one, the screen will change again to one with some buttons. Push the one in front of "anonymous" and type in whatever you are led to. I have the site open, so all can read each other's posts. I will email them to Muriel when she's ready for them if she can't visit this site with her computer.
I think I can sleep now. I hope you all can, too.
I love you guys bunches and heaps!