Monday, April 13, 2015

THE BANE OF OLD AGE: Not Memory Loss

Wisdom    Wisdom    Wisdom    Wisdom    Wisdom    Wisdom    Wisdom    Wisdom    Wisdom

                  YOUR PERSONAL GPS             
                    You might reach your life's destination better if you remember           
                  DEATH MAY PART FRIENDS, BUT THE FRIENDSHIP LIVES ON                                         FOREVER AS LONG AS ONE FRIEND REMAINS TO REMEMBER              

The final words of Thomas Edison, 1847-1931 were "It is very beautiful over there"

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly                            

The bane of old age is not loss of memory, although that is bad. It is not the loss of physical ability although that is all but certain.  The bane of getting older is experiencing the continued loss of family and friends.  I have long ago lost the last of my family  and now I am losing friends.

While we are mourning the loss of a friend,
 others are rejoicing to meet her behind the veil.

Cleo (Birchfield) Lieving was at home, surrounded by her loving family when she passed away on April 11, 2015.   She left behind Norman, her husband, and Barker and Linda, her daughters.  She had four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Cleo and I were the same age and we were both in the Point Pleasant High School class of 1948.  I saw Cleo infrequently, only at class reunions, but she was always the same, steadfastly a friend.  The world will be poorer for the loss of this wonderful person.

The class of 1948, I think, had 125 graduates.  Seventy five have passed away. 

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow

Farewell!  God knows when we shall meet again.  Shakespeare

May God comfort the Leiving family.




1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I'm so sorry you lost another friend. May God comfort her family and friends in a way only He can.