Thursday, December 30, 2010

So long, old friend.

Myrna Lynne Shenkler Hammons
My friend died this morning. By chance, I was at the nursing home for a care plan meeting and was able to hold her hand as she left. It was all so fast, so fast. Though she'd been ill for many years, and in a nursing home for many months, it still happened so quickly today. I'm stunned. I met her when we were 14 years old. She was a visual artist and a poet.  


PamelaArtsinSF said...

Very sorry to read this about your friend. Thank goodness you were there to hold her hand and say goodbye.

Margie said...

Dearest Mim,

This brought tears to my eyes. I cannot imagine loosing one of my dear friends at any time, but know at some point it will happen. I hope a lot later than sooner for sure. Such a lovely picture and memories to hold close to your heart. XO, Margie

Paula said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I was with both of my brothers when they passed away last year, and I've always thought of it as a privilege to have been with them at the end. You are in my thoughts tonight.