Friday, August 15, 2008

Rest well sweet friend

We recently had a dear friend and longtime neighbor leave us behind for a better place. I feel so lucky that I got to visit with her one last time this spring. I can still hear her saying "Yum Yum" at the chocolates a friend brought for her.
She let me take this picture, somewhat relucantly. I had told her that I promised I wouldn't put it all over the internet. To which she replied "Not until I'm dead, anyway".

So here you go my friend! I hope that you can look down and smile at this!

We've missed you all the long months since you left our neighborhood, and now you've left our world.

Louise was 96 in July. She drove right up until she took a fall last December. Always smart as a whip, well read, and mentally never faltered for a minute. She was quick with a hug, quick with a quip, and a very brave lady who loved her home and her car and her church always.

Rest well sweet friend. We love you.

Laura and Mike