My Elderly Friend Died

Australia
July 3, 2017 6:22am CST
She was 90. I thought she would live longer because she wasn't ill. She lived in a hostel, a nursing home. My German lady friend and somewhat like a mother to me passed away on Thursday. I had not visited her in a long while. And the news so saddened me. She was very sharp in her mind. Very kind and headstrong. She had published books and Christmas musicals. I had the honour of editing her latest book before it got published. She was very witty and funny. We had years of shared moments of stories together about her time of escapes, and witnessed the hardships of her Jewish neigbours during the Nazi Germany. I've requested my friend's nurse and carer if I could keep my friend's childhood journals, diaries and manuscripts of her written work. They were written in German. But I would love to keep them to treasure in her memory. I deeply hope that her valuables will not go in the trash. I miss her so much.
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@1hopefulman (24906)
• Canada
3 Jul
My condolences on the loss of such a good friend. May you one day reunite in the resurrection in God's new world.
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• Australia
3 Jul
Thank you. She was a beautiful child of God. I'm sure she is in the Presence of God now, resting in peace.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Jul
I am so sorry for the loss of someone so close to you. =( It's always harder when someone passes who wasn't sick. I will pray for everyone's comfort that knew and loved her.
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@louievill (17696)
• Philippines
3 Jul
So sorry, these are ftiends that are real friends and it's so hard to lose them.
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@Courtlynn (65163)
• United States
3 Jul
Not sure youd be able to have those as you aren't family.. but do hope they don't go in the trash. Sorry for your loss
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@vsai2008 (7667)
• India
3 Jul
I am so sorry for your loss May her soul rest in peace
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@aishanee (443)
• Cuttack, India
3 Jul
Oh I am so sorry!it is indeed a huge loss when you part with a friend like that.losing a loved one is a terrible feeling.may her soul find eternal peace in the abode of the almighty.
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@tzwrites (4391)
• Romania
9 Aug
That's sad, it sounds like she was a very lovely lady.
@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Aug
She sounds like she was a treasure to you. I feel all people should be considered young at heart. Great heartfelt post!