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Well Swum, Swan [Jan. 28th, 2019|11:27 am]
Tony Grist
 My godmother died.

After a short illness, in her sleep, at the age of 98.

She was my mother's old army buddy. And one of the few adults from my childhood whom I remember as being fun; in fact the only one who was never on the high horse- an honorary child, in fact.

And I'd rather be an honorary child than a knight commander of the British Empire.

The last time we saw her she was standing outside her apartment building giving us an army salute as we drove away. But not in a  military manner, more in the style of Benny Hill. 

I thought at the time this was probably a last farewell. 

It's odd, I'd been planning to write her and invite ourselves to visit her in her nursing home. This morning I woke up thinking "I'm not sure I see the point". And then the card arrived.

She is one of the loveliest people I've ever known 

Nicely done, Hilary, 

Well swum, swan. 
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-01-28 02:49 pm (UTC)

What a lovely tribute to your godmother. Very few people conserve their inner child as they age. Beautiful!

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-01-28 04:04 pm (UTC)
We took her out to lunch three or four years ago and she was the life and soul of the party.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-01-28 03:15 pm (UTC)
Bless her heart, 98. I'm sorry for your loss but there are worse things than to die in one's sleep.

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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2019-01-28 03:56 pm (UTC)
What halfmoon_mollie and pondhopper said.

Edited at 2019-01-28 03:57 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-01-28 04:11 pm (UTC)
A good life and a good death.

What's not to like?
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-01-28 04:30 pm (UTC)
Exactly.
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[User Picture]From: dadi
2019-01-28 03:56 pm (UTC)
I am sorry... the loss of people who have been a ray of lightness and fun in our lives makes surviving just a bit less desirable...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-01-28 04:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

The fun lives on...

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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2019-01-28 06:58 pm (UTC)
She sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing her!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-01-28 07:37 pm (UTC)
My pleasure.

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From: (Anonymous)
2019-01-29 03:16 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm sorry to hear that Hilary has died, but she had a good long life. You were fond of her and she's passed on a love of staying young at heart, keeping the child in you alive. Jenny x
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-01-29 04:52 pm (UTC)
She was a good'un.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2019-01-29 05:06 pm (UTC)
She sounds like a lovely person and I'm glad your final memory of her is a happy one.
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