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Thread #142631 Message #3582340
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
07-Dec-13 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
I've had a few too many tears recently - tears for people like Tom who I've never met, tears for characters/situations in books (novels???, I call that soppy!) or for situations in the news & the real world (definitely not soppy.)
Last week the daughter of friends died. I'd only met her once briefly, at the funeral of one of her parent's contemporaries, & she didn't attend the next funeral of another of their contemporaries who she had also known all her life. She died of cancer, & I assume she was too sick to be there.
Liz was 45, married 10 years with 3 children & it was seeing the youngest child (5 yrs old?) holding her father's hand in the church that brought more tears, tho I'd already ruined several tissues before seeing them. There were a lot more tears at her funeral than the previous funerals, the Catholic church was full of people, many of them her age, some with their children.
I've been to too many funerals this year - one of my contemporaries & 2 older friends, & then this funeral.