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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Farewell to my friend

Today, I found out that a friend has passed away.

In this day and age, it is not uncommon for someone to live to be over 100 years old. Willard Scott pays tribute to these individuals on the early morning Today Show.

My friend was over 100. She was 102!!!

When I first met her, she wasn't quite there yet.
In fact, I was introduced to her through another friend a septuagenarian. (the youngest spirit I've ever met- she is the one who informed me of the loss)

Bea was a wonderful lady. Quick to laugh, warm of spirit, and smart. Several years ago, the three of us went up north to Mackinaw Island.

We saw these sights and may others. It was a wonderful trip, a happy one.

In her decline, Bea wasn't able to get out as much and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play Scrabble with her. She would beat the pants off me every time!!!!
She was a very good player. I won't find another opponent to match her any time soon.

In her youth, Bea helped out in WWII as a translator.She was veteran of foreign wars. I mentioned this to her once "Yes" she said,"I guess I am"

She was a quiet lady, however,if you asked, she always had interesting stories to tell.

I love you Bea,

You will be missed

Bea Anderson

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