Thursday, October 20, 2005

...THE SAD, AND THE GLAD

HELLO EVERYONE!

ALONG WITH HAPPINESS IN LIFE, WE WILL FIND SADNESS, TOO...

TODAY, THE OWNER OF THE FOODSTORE CHAIN IN WHICH MY HUSBAND IS EMPLOYED, PASSED AWAY.  HE WAS ONLY 42 YEARS OLD, AND HAD CANCER....HE LEAVES A WIDOW..............EVERYONE IN JIMMY'S STORE IS KIND OF IN SHOCK, THAT THIS YOUNG MAN DIED...JUST LIKE THAT......HE OWNS SEVERAL OF THE IGA FOODSTORES.  JIMMY SPOKE TO ME A LITTLE WHILE AGO, AND SAID MR. P PUT UP SIGNS IN ALL THE STORES TO ANNOUNCE THIS MAN'S PASSING AWAY........MY HUSBAND WAS QUITE UPSET ABOUT THIS MAN'S DEATH.....(HE TOLD ME HOW THE YOUNGER EMPLOYEES ARE JOKING AND CARRYING ON, AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED, AND HE FEELS THEY SHOULD BE MORE RESPECTFUL ON THIS DAY).......THE SIGN READ SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT THE STORE WILL CONTINUE RUNNING AND FUNCTIONING, DESPITE THE OWNERS DEATH....

ALSO, I MAY AS WELL TELL YOU ALL, AT THIS TIME, THAT MR. P, WAS SUDDENLY DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, THIS PAST WEEK OR SO, AND WILL HAVE TO UNDERGO TESTS AND SURGRY IN THE COMING WEEKS...........WELL, JUST WHAT CAN I SAY...........I'M VERY SORRY TO HEAR ALL THIS NEWS..............

AND SO, I ASK ALL THOSE READING THIS JOURNAL TO SAY A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR MR. P, AND FOR THE OWNER OF THE STORE, TONIGHT BEFORE YOU FALL ASLEEP.  ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER THEIR WIVES AND LOVED ONES.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH.......

AND SO, ON ANOTHER NOTE..........JIMMY AND I ARE SO EXCITED BECAUSE HIS FURLOUGH HOME IS COMING UP.  HE TOLD ME THAT BY TOMORROW MORNING, IT WILL BE 48 HRS. TILL HE COMES HOME!...IS THAT ALL!...I'D BETTER HURRY AND GET THE HOUSE READY FOR HIM!

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT WE WILL GO TO THE CHURCH WE ARE MEMBERS OF....ST. MAXIMILLIAN KOLBE CHURCH.  I WANT TO BRING HIM TO A NEW GROTTO THAT OPENED AFTER HE WENT TO PRISON....IT IS FILLED WITH SHRINES OF SAINTS, AND HAS A LIFE SIZE STATUE OF ST. MAXIMILLAN (WHICH ODDLY ENOUGH IS BEHIND BARS).  THE FIRST YEAR THAT MY HUSBAND WAS IN PRISON, I WOULD GO THERE ALOT...I FOUND IT VERY SOOTHING.  I WOULD READ THE RED BRICKS ON THE FLOOR, WHICH WERE DEDICATED TO THE DECEASED...ONE DAY IN THE FUTURE, WE WOULD LIKE TO DEDICATE A STONE TO HIS MOTHER, AND MY MOTHER, WHO ARE DECEASED.......

SO, THAT'S ABOUT IT....MAINTAINING PEACE, BALANCE, AND HARMONY IN THE HOME.......LOVE FOR YOUR SPOUSE........AND CONTINUING ON IN LIFE...............LOVE, FRAN

3 comments:

derasta said...

I'm sorry to hear such news....I feel very deeply when someone passes, and I never could understand how others can carry on as if nothing happened. Not only passing but if I see someone suffer, or enduring abuse, it will haunt me for a long time...

I can't wait to hear all about Jimmys visit home....I know you two will have a great time!! Tell Jimmy we said hello!

lv2trnscrb said...

Sorry about this man's passing. I think sometimes young people don't have a firm grasp about mortality; they think they will live forever and a lot of time they might not have experienced the passing on of a loved one. Perhaps their parents never taught them what would be correct in situations like this.

I hope your visit with your husband goes well. The church you want to check out sounds good :)

betty

sugar1337 said...

That is quite sad, it is just a reminder of how fragile life is.