My dear friend, Spy, called me yesterday to tell me a classmate of ours from high school passed away. I have known this girl since we were in Kindergarten, some 40 years or so. We were in Brownies together and went all the way through grade school, junior high, and high school together.
She was 44 years old, the same as me. She died of pulmonary fibrosis at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She leaves behind a husband of 23 years and 2 children. She was attractive, smart, and a highly accomplished woman. She’s gone. I can’t fathom it.
In other news that made me sad, my BFF is leaving for her first trip to Israel tomorrow. She is going with her family and a synagogue group and will be renewing her wedding vows while she’s there. She and her husband will celebrate their 20th anniversary in August. I couldn’t go to her wedding b/c I had to work in my parents’ store. I won’t be able to witness the renewal of vows either. It makes me sad.
Gather ye rosebuds and friends.