I’ve now being working for Meals on Wheels for almost a year and a half. And one of the things I’ve dreaded, since the largest part of my clientele is elderly and in bad health, is one of them passing away.
Well, three weeks ago one of my regulars missed because she had gotten sick on the bus ride to the center. A week ago I called to check up on her to see if she’d be in, but got no answer or return phone call. Today I overheard some others talking, saying they couldn’t believe someone had just died over the weekend. Since I didn’t catch who they said, I asked them to repeat this information. I now wish I hadn’t.
It was our beloved Judy. It seems that she caught pneumonia and ended up in the hospital before she left us on Saturday. She’d previously been in really good health and was the sweetest and refined lady you’d ever hope to meet. I’m really going to miss her and hate my job for constantly having this as something I’ll have to deal with. It made me hug my other seniors all that much closer.
Sorry for the rambling-ness of this post. I really didn’t know what to say except that she’s gone much too soon and I’d give anything to have her back again for just one more round of bingo (which she loved). So here’s to you Judy. May you rest in peace and know that you won’t easily be forgotten.