I am not even sure where to begin today. Yesterday I buried my dear Friend Laurie. She was 41 years young. She was my big buddy in High School. We shared a few classes together with the same teacher, Mr. Hufferd aka "Huff". He was there at the services. After it was over, the girls (Tiffany, Brittany & Shannon) and I took Huff to lunch. We had a lovely time. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Huff who will be turning 80 about the same time I will be turning 40 next year. I was really disappointed by the lack of "friends" from HS to show up for the services. I know everyone is different and they all "have lives" to live etc.. but I can't wrap my head around, what is SOOO important in your great life, that you couldn't take a few hours out of your day to say good bye to a friend. Granted, there have been 1 maybe 2 funerals I did not attend because I would have been a broken down blubbering mess and ruined everything. But I just can't see that what 30-40 people would have done the same at one funeral? Anyway, that has been weighing heavily on my mind today. I have no family, so to spend time with Huff listening to stories gave me a sense of "family" again and that was very comforting to me. I miss Laurie. She was at my house last for a gathering of friends before I moved. Those happen now and again, but it won't be the same without her. I think I'll have to do another one anyway, around Christmas time, and host friends that ARE still around.. My brain is having a hard time adjusting and many thoughts flying around. Dano saw Lauries picture on the funeral card, and exclaimed "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME IT WAS HER!?" I didn't think Dano remembered her, she only saw her a handful of times, and it wasn't like Dano was really interested or so I thought. She was upset at me for not letting her go with me, but I had to be Mom and made her attend school. It's just how it is. I miss Laurie's smile, and laughter, and her ability to make you smile even if you are in a crying fit. Her sarcasm taught me so well, and that will be missed terribly. I am really not sure where to go with this, I think I just needed to write it down so I didn't keep dwelling.. I can't wait to meet up with her again some day.
One of Laurie's Favorite sayings... :)