June 18, 2005

At a loss

The news is almost never good when the phone rings in those hours before the break of the day. This morning, the message was death.

Another friend was lost in the night.

Miss Mary was in her seventies. An intelligent, well-read, compassionate, and genteel lady she left this world not in the peaceful guise of slumber, but at the hand of a drunk psychopath holding a pistol.

I have no words of comfort or encouragement for those around me. I know not what to say.

Rest in peace, Miss Mary.

Posted by Christina at June 18, 2005 06:30 AM


.. what a terrible way to end 70+ years of life.. my condolences to her family...

Posted by: Eric at June 18, 2005 08:46 AM

Yeah, Eric... what a tragic way for life to close.

My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 18, 2005 09:12 AM

Oh, God, Chrissy. How horrible!

My condolences to her family and hugs to you and yours, m'dear.

Posted by: Kathy at June 18, 2005 09:25 AM

That's horrible. I'm really sorry to hear that, Christina! My condolences!

Posted by: zonker at June 18, 2005 09:27 AM

I'm so sorry. Words fail in this.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Posted by: Tammi at June 18, 2005 09:30 AM

how terrible! my condolences and hugs to her family and to yours!

Posted by: amelie at June 18, 2005 09:31 AM

Words can not express properly how I feel about this.

My thoughts are with you and those close to your friend.

Posted by: Contagion at June 18, 2005 09:35 AM

I'm so sorry. What a horrible, horrible thing to have happened to her.

Posted by: Kate at June 18, 2005 10:05 AM

Words fail, but prayer does not. Mine are with Miss Mary, her family and yours, as well.

May you all find peace and comfort in one another, and in the memory of your dear friend.

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at June 18, 2005 10:30 AM

Hugs, Sistah. Lots of hugs...

Posted by: sadie at June 18, 2005 11:01 AM

There are no words which can be said. My condolences to her family , you, and friends who feel this loss so keenly.

Posted by: Guy S at June 18, 2005 12:24 PM

My prayers and condolences will be with you and yours.

Posted by: phin at June 18, 2005 12:27 PM

I'm so sorry, Christina.

Posted by: Momotrips at June 18, 2005 12:51 PM

Oh, everyone, thank you so very much for the kind and comforting words. It was just such a shock this morning.

I *do* appreciate each of you.

God Bless.

Posted by: Christina at June 18, 2005 12:55 PM

*hugs* I'm very sorry for the loss of your friend sweetie. I send all there my very best wishes.

Posted by: silk at June 18, 2005 01:43 PM

My thoughts go out to Miss Mary's family and yours.

God bless you.

Posted by: Moogie at June 18, 2005 07:59 PM

Who did it?

Posted by: Yabu at June 19, 2005 04:03 PM

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