Monday, 8 June 2009

Sad Death

I have learned today of the sudden death of an old friend. She had had a urinary infection for a few weeks; and this condition was exacerbated by chronic alcoholism which ultimately took her life.

She was one of the sweetest, kindest and most caring friends I have known. We knew each other since childhood, when our fathers were active members of the Royal British Legion's erstwhile Holywood Branch in County Down. We were both the same age.

I visited her mother this afternoon with a bouquet of flowers and card.