It seems that it passed quietly in the night, without so much as a dying gasp. I didn't realize it was even gone until a little while ago. It has been suffering since the first snowfall in November and has been slowly falling apart ever since. At Christmas it was getting forced and as the New Year progressed it weakened daily. Wednesday it was hit hard after accompanying my Dad and his wife to the ER because they were both very sick. And seeing how they were treated as a burden to the staff and sent home instead of being admitted for the care they really needed. Thursday it took quite a blow at the news of the death of a person I cherished dearly, even though we were never really close. As a matter of fact it probably started with the death of her son a few months ago. And yesterday after visiting my Dr. for the umpteenth time for the illness I have had for the last month, being told I had pneumonia, and the trip to the hospital for blood tests and scheduling for a CT scan of my lungs, must have finally done it in.
Humor was preceded by Innocence, Childhood Dreams and Work Ethics. And is survived by Depression, Self Pity and Laziness. Grieving friends include Smile, Laughter and Ambition.
Services are pending.
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