November 18, 2019

MY FRIEND DIXIE

                                                       
I met Dixie Anna at 14 and I was fifteen. Dixie was of great value to me as was her brother.  Oh, teen agers.  We three went to an alternate High School where we were not the brightest of stars.  I was the matron of honor at her wedding, and we communicated often over the years. 

We took AMTRAK up to Oregon to visit her last year, and to see my family too.  I had been forewarned by her son that she had dementia and was fading. We found that she could only stand being with us for half an hour.  We took her home, began sharing bright and colorful cards, and heard no more from her at all.  Did I talk with her on the phone?  I don’t remember.  Her son was very kind.

Five days ago she had a vicious stroke.  I've been  missing her, and I know that she was deeply missing her husband Ken.  Last night she died at seven PM.  Her son called.  I so appreciated this.
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  • Himself:  He’s working hard with no doctor’s appointments today. Tomorrow and Wednesday yes.
  • Myself:  Milaka took this or G took this with my camera.  Nov. 2018.
  • Photo:  Dixie and I.  2019.
  • Reading:  Just finished one.
  • Gratitude’s:  George who is taking the laundry down for me.



16 comments:

  1. You are lucky to have had such a long and important friendship. i am sorry that it has come to an end. I hope this heals along with your illness.

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  2. A life long friend is a rare gift. Deepest sympathy, Mage.

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  3. So sorry to hear about your friend's passing.

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  4. I'm so sorry you lost your friend. Glad you got to see her.

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  5. Condolences on the loss of your friend. It gets harder and harder as we get older and more of our friends leave. I miss mine so much.

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    1. I started a new phone book, and most everyone on the opening page had died.

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  6. I'm sorry you lost Dixie Anna. We all could take a lesson her, and write a list of who we want called and told we have died.

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  7. It is kind to call. We have had more than one instance of this social nicety not being observed.

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  8. Oh goodness. I am so very sorry. I'm glad you were able to visit her when you did. So hard to lose long-time friends. It reminds me that I should reach out to my own high school friend who is in a care facility back east. Thank you for this... Healing hugs to you for your loss and for having to go through chemo.

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  9. I am so sorry your lost your longtime friend but glad you stayed in touch as best as possible and that picture is lovely of the two of you sharing great smiles.

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  10. I am so glad you got to see her for one last visit.
    When my mother reached her mid 80's she sat down with my brother and they went through her address book. He marked every person she wished notified at her death. ( I live 6,000 miles away so could not help). It was a very good idea, because she lived until almost 90 and it was easy to know whom to contact.

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  12. I'm so sorry you lost your friend.

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  13. Oh Mage... I'm so sorry. It's such a heartache to lose a good friend.

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  14. Just dropping by to say I'm thinking of you. Blessings to you and may your day be painfree and filled with love.

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