Day 2771: Farewell for now

The amazing blogger beth made this hopeful, beautiful, helpful, and caring comment about my post from yesterday:

… hope that the memorial for your friend was beautiful and helped all of you who cared for her to say farewell for now.

That hope was realized, as I hope  you can see in these photos from yesterday:

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Those Ruth Bader Ginsberg socks were worn by Lisa, one of my co-workers. Until we were saying farewell for now to Eleanor, Lisa and I didn’t know we were connected by our love for her.

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That’s my old friend Andy, who I’ve known almost as long as I’ve known Eleanor.  We were reunited yesterday as we said farewell for now to her.

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I was so happy to finally meet Eleanor’s children, Gabe and Rosa, after hearing so many wonderful things about them.  As we said farewell for now to their mother, I could  see Eleanor’s beautiful legacy in them.

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Eleanor’s husband Ira and I spoke about how difficult it was to say farewell for now to Eleanor because she was soooo cool. We love her so much that we have trouble believing she’s gone from this world. We also know that she lives on in many, many loving hearts.

When I say farewell for now to somebody I love, everything reminds me of them.

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I love you, Eleanor.

Here‘s Farewell … For Now by Georges Delerue:

 

Thanks to all who are helping me say farewell for now to my long-time and beloved friend Eleanor, including YOU.

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23 thoughts on “Day 2771: Farewell for now

  1. There are no words, just love!

  2. Here’s a bit of love to you all, Ann.

  3. Sending much love and hugs to you, my dear friend. ♡♡♡♡♡ ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ♡♡♡♡♡

  4. It says something that so many things remind you of Eleanor, and that the memorial was a chance for you to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. She will always be with you.

  5. puella33

    Sending lots of love to keep her spirit alive.

  6. Sending love and compasssion fromme to you

  7. I clicked like, but only because there was not a “sad” button. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain of losing my long-time best friend. No, I am not ready for that…

  8. I’m sorry about your friend, but glad you could gather to remember her with friends and her family. That always helps. And love, of course. It stays.

  9. I’m sorry for your loss Ann.

  10. Clearly a beautiful send-off for a lovely soul, Ann. So very sorry for your loss…. xoxo

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