Friday, November 26, 2010

Evelyn


My beloved sister-in-law of 44 years passed away Thanksgiving morning, unexpectedly and tragically of causes completely unrelated to the cancer that she survived and conquered.

Treasure each day of our precious lives, take nothing for granted.

17 comments:

carlosalguien said...

Oh, what news story on a date as important to their culture. I'm so sorry.

Dr. Monkey said...

She lives on as long as people remember her.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Carlos, thank you.

Dr.Monkey, thank you, she will live on a very long time.

P.D. said...

Condolences on your loss.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you P.D.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

I'm sorry that you have so frequently been confronted with the mortality of those dear to you as more than an abstraction, Thom. It's relatively easy to philosophize about the abstraction; it can seem impossible to adjust to the real loss. One still wants to say things, to be told things, to show things, and to be shown things.

My condolences to all who feel this loss.

Clean3d said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I'm certain your sister-in-law, you, and your family are in the prayers of many right now.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Daniel, you have an insight on matters great and small that I admire.

The losses have indeed seemed frequent, but at my age (not that I'm THAT old), the losses are inevitable, including eventually myself. That particular abstraction will be a real kick-in-the-pants, and my regret will be that I won't be able to blog and say, oh, look what happened to me. No, my last post will linger for days and weeks and months until the last image grows stale and the cyber gods will write some code to write me off the internet.

I am prepared for my own demise, just not for any of those that I love.

To you and any and all who have suffered similar losses, my condolences as well.

Thank you Daniel.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Clean3d, thank you for your thoughts.

Annie said...

Dear Thom,
I'm sorry for your loss. I wish I had more words to say, and you are so right, we should savor every moment.

Sam Gilmore said...

I just now read this...and my thoughts and condolences go out to you and the family.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Annie, thank you. Your words now, and on various posts, are of comfort—knowing that you share a deep appreciation of the aesthetic of life.

I still haven't taken time to read through your blogs, but I'm looking forward to doing so over the holidays.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Sam, I appreciate your comment very much!

Medieval Muse said...

My sympathies to you and your family.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you, Medieval Muse.

Bob said...

Thom -- I am a new reader to your blog (and find it fascinating). Though I don't you know, I feel I know something about you. I feel your loss deeply and send you my tenderest thoughts.

Bob

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Bob, thank you, your kind thoughts are much appreciated. Everyone goes through this sort of thing, and it's nice to know how much people care.