Today Was A Sad Day..

@irishmist (3843)
United States
April 10, 2009 12:03am CST
Wow I was blown away today, we lost one of our long time residents in the retirement home that I work in, and we were not really expecting it. We all thought she was coming back from the hospital like she always did, but that was not to be. She was in her 90's, and by today's standards not many people are living past the 60's or 70's, so even with all her health problems she managed to live a really long time. My heart goes out to her and her family. We will miss you Mrs D ! You had a long and wonderful life. This is just one of my ways of saying goodbye to her, she was a very strong and opinionated woman, she could be difficult at times, but never the less, down deep I feel she was softer back in the old days. Just wanted to pay a tribute to her. We all need that.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
10 Apr 09
I'm so sorry to hear this irishmist. It can't be easy working in a facility like the one you work at and hear about a member passing on. She sounded as if she did enjoy a good long life despite her health problems.
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Yes she did , she has lived there at the home for many years before I came to work there. I pray she does not want to haunt the place, like others seem to do. Long story. Honestly Email me, I will tell you the real truth. Or lol we can talk about it on the phone. This place is scary in it's own way. I know you are pagen, and so am I, and I read cards.. I'll leave it at that for noe
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Now I ment.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Okay just emailed you so I can get the story
@larish (2196)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
May she rest in peace. Thanks for sharing your experience.
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Everyday is an experience when you work with the elderly, they are the ones that have shaped the future to what it is now, and they have been the ones that have suffered all the hardships in the old days. They tell us these days how we have it to easy now, and to many new fangled things.