I’ve Lost Another Friend

January 11, 2012

When my friend Mike suffered a stroke and then a heart attack, it was our mutual friend Tom that found Mike unconscious on the floor of his home.  Yesterday Tom died.  My old friends are being picked off one by one.  That must be the meaning of “Winter of Our Discontent”.  There is so much left to do, but the group is getting smaller and smaller.


  1. nancy says:

    Oh Penni. I’m so sorry for your loss. As we get older, unfortuantely so do those near and dear to us. I have no fancy words of condolence or solace for you. Chin up and know that you have folks who care for you and feel your pain.

  2. susan says:

    Penni, I am so sorry for your loss. That is brutal.

  3. Lybertygirl says:

    I am so sorry ((((((hugs)))))

  4. Sharrie says:

    There is no way to understand when things happen like you describe. My thoughts are with you.

  5. I’m so sorry.

    It certainly seems that many of the lessons we have to learn, in our later decades, are awfully hard ones.

    Sending warm vibes and hugs your way.

  6. Cheryl says:

    OMG, Penni! I’m so sorry! That’s horrible. Lots of love and hugs.

  7. Dawn says:

    Penni, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. Peace in your memories, and corgi kisses to help you through.

  8. jean from NM says:

    I’m so sorry, Penni. Unfortunately, it seems to be the way of things as we age. 🙁 Thinking of you.

  9. Laura M. says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Penni. Go to my blog and look at puppies pics. That’ll take your mind off things for awhile. Hugs!

  10. Amy Hill says:

    So very sorry for your loss, it’s just never easy to loose those that are dear to us.

  11. Holly says:

    I am so, so sorry Penni.

  12. DeAnn says:

    Penni, so sorry for your loss. How devastating! You are in my thoughts and prayer!

  13. Builder Mama says:

    Oh, Penni…I don’t even know what to say other than I’m so very sorry. Sending lots of love and hugs to you from me and all of my crew. xoxoxo

  14. Claire Ward says:

    I am so very sorry. I spent my 30’s going to the funerals of my male friends, so I know how desolate it feels to be one of the last ones standing. Peace be with you, my friend.

  15. traci says:

    I’m SO sorry, Penni *hug*

  16. C-Myste says:

    I never had time to check blogs yesterday.


    I’m sorry.

  17. Carol Teal says:

    Aww, Penni. I’m so sorry. Hang in there.

  18. Kim Gibson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Penni. How difficult to lose two dear friends so close together.

  19. Mary says:

    Oh Penni, I am so, so sorry to hear about your friend Tom. It is so difficult to lose a close friend. I lost 2 last year and it is truly painful. Try to remember the fun times; it may help you get thru things now. I’ll keep you Tom & Mike in my prayers.