My community back home lost someone very special recently.
I have been quiet. It feels wrong not to mention it, yet writing my thoughts seems inappropriate. She was not family, and yet is family to some readers of this blog. She was a mother and aunt to several kids on our road. She and her husband are among my parents' dearest, closest friends, and have been for 40+ years.
My condolences to anyone who knew her, for it is a sad time. Jean will be truly be missed.