it is a hard pill to swallow sometimes. I read the obits in the Champaign News Gazette each day and the obits in the Paxton Record on Thursdays.
I will have lived here 3 years on April 15th this month. In that 3 years time I have learned of the death of several of my friends, seeing it in black and white. I learned just a few minutes ago from the Champaign newspaper of the death of an old friend that I worked with at the telephone company (GTE) in the late 50s and early 60s.
I have not been able to go home to attend visitations for these old friends and I will not be able to go for this one. Two hundred round trip miles is too much for me alone. This makes me very sad.
I was just talking to my daughter today about going to the dealer to have my tires checked and an oil change so that we will be in good shape to go home close to Memorial Day to put flowers on Jim’s grave.
That is something we have to face as we grow older. We are going to lose family members and friends and there is nothing that we can do but accept it as God’s will.
I will visit her online book when the details are finalized in a couple of days and say goodbye to an old friend. And I will thank the Good Lord again that he has granted me another day. beth