Rather reflective today,
I had a sleep this afternoon and the dogs picked up on my mood immediately and crowded around quietly and without bickering.
We slept from 2 pm until 5 pm and I missed a vets appointment and a pharmacy visit.
I will do that in the morning
I had a phone call this morning from an older lady who couldn’t use the mobile phone that well.
I didn’t know her but I knew her daughter Sue
We had been psychiatric nurses and friends together back in the day
Sue died a few days ago after a long and very private battle with breast cancer.
I didn’t even know that she was ill.
She lived in Newcastle and our friendship was one concentrated upon a long and detailed letter once a year and texts, usually referring to 80s comic one liners, films we have loved and reviews of theatre trips we had embarked on.
My last text from her was in The end of July when she sent me this
I texted back Are U Ok ?
And received the 👍
That was her last message to me and mine to her.
Her mother was tearful and a bit flummoxed
She is in her 90s and lives alone now.
I asked her if she had any help and was told that Alf and Karen have been very good
Thank God for the Alfs and Karen’s of this world
She told me derails of the funeral and said that Sue had left me a painting of hers
A watercolour of the River Ouse towards Acomb.
We shared a flat for a short time just outside York
I haven’t even got a photo of Sue. I had a check this afternoon. I can’t even remember what she sounded like
I felt bad about that
Ive been out on a walk to the fields beyond the lane
And had a cry