some people called her susie

April 13, 2007

My friend Susan died this week. I wrote about her a few years ago. She had been battling cancer for nearly seven years, and it finally got the best of her.

I hadn’t talked to her for a while, so it’s kind of hard to believe that she’s really gone, even though I went to her funeral today. It was a good service.

She was one of the kindest and most patient and helpful people I’ve ever known, and in many ways, I owe my job to the skills she taught me. She was so very wonderful. I wish you could have known her, and I’m going to miss her but I’m glad she’s not suffering anymore.

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  • 1. Jonzo  |  April 13, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about your friend. It really is terrible to lose someone who you feel helped to mold who you are today. You are right on with your comment about her not suffering any longer. With all the medical problems in the world today, I hope that when I reach the end of my life, that it is peaceful, and quiet, and timely.

  • 2. Dad  |  April 13, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    So sorry, remember we are here!

  • 3. grass  |  April 14, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    aw – i’m sorry.

  • 4. Sammi  |  April 14, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    I’m sorry Lorie. I tried to go see you as soon as I heard because one of your co-workers told me you were close, but you weren’t around. I’m thinking about you.

  • 5. momma  |  April 14, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    I just read your blog, you should have said something when you called last night or tonight. I had no idea………I’m so sorry.

  • 6. will  |  April 16, 2007 at 11:26 am

    One good thing to take away from this is that she lives on in the memories of those dear to her; you now carry some of her nuances, knowledge, and hopes.

  • 7. ~A  |  April 16, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    haven’t read the post yet but, hey, what the hell’s going on out there at VTech?

  • 8. ~A  |  April 16, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Susie beat doc estimates by, like, forever. Good for her – and for you for sharing the good stuff about her.

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