When the time came, it was fast: she had amazingly good health and strength up until a week before her death. Then, at 97, her systems just shut down, one after another. She was in the hospital, I was there almost all the time, and I was with her when she stopped breathing. So, I was lucky. My children, grandchildren, niece and nephew, and neighbors have helped me make the arrangements for her burial and accelerate the process of preparing the house for sale. I feel lost and confused about what to do next --- next hour, next day, next year. All of you have been an enormous consolation to me. Thank you for your answers to my questions, your encouragement when I needed it; thank you for sharing experiences that have helped prepare me for this. I'll think of each of you often.
Love and peace,