Re: [MOL] Chicken Soup.. the Legacy [03143] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] Chicken Soup.. the Legacy

DEar Carla,

ARent these great?. Thanks for your morning message and hope.

God Bless

> Carla wrote:
>                               The Legacy
> When my husband, Bob, died very suddenly in January 1994, I received
> condolences from people I hadn't heard from in years: letters, cards,
> flowers, calls, visits. I was overwhelmed with grief, yet uplifted by
> this outpouring of love from family, friends and even mere
> acquaintances.
> One message touched me profoundly. I received a letter from my best
> friend from sixth grade through high school. We had drifted somewhat
> since graduation in 1949, as she stayed in our home town and I had
> not. But it was the kind of friendship that could quickly resume even
> if we lost touch for five or ten years.
> Her husband, Pete, had died perhaps 20 years ago at a young age,
> leaving her with deep sorrow and heavy responsibilities: finding a job
> and raising three young children. She and Pete, like Bob and I, had
> shared one of those rare, close,
> "love-of-your-life-you-can-never-forget" relationships.
> In her letter she shared an anecdote about my mother (now long
> deceased). She wrote, "When Pete died, your dear mother hugged me and
> said, 'Trudy, I don't know what to say . . so I'll just say I love
> you.'"
> She closed her letter to me repeating my mother's words of so long
> ago, "Bonnie, I don't know what to say . . . so I'll just say I love
> you."
> I felt I could almost hear my mother speaking to me now. What a
> powerful message of sympathy! How dear of my friend to cherish it all
> those years and then pass it on to me. I love you. Perfect words. A
> gift. A legacy.
>                          By Bonnie J. Thomas
>                from A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul
>  Copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Barry Spilchuk
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