Saturday, May 29, 2010

In Memory...

This has been a sad week for Mom and Pop. They haven't much felt like blogging. After Grandmom passed we found out this week that Mom's best friend who was like her sister died unexpectedly of heart issues. Kathy was only 59 and left two young daughters behind.



We don't live near Kathy's family but she did come to visit us and loved critters. She met Chica and Yoko in Florida when she visited us there. They have three cats in their home who will miss Kathy for sure.

Mom and Kathy went to college together and had lots of fun double dating. They could wear each other's clothes and would always swap them. Kathy had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh..she had a twinkle in he eye that was contagious! Kathy was an only child like Mom so they became real close.



When Mom got her first job in Connecticut after college she lived in Kathy's family's beach house until she found a place to live. Kathy was living in Boston and working too. Mom was close to Kathy's mom Ellie who would come by the beach house and hang out with Mom. Mom's parents loved Kathy like their own too and loved to have her come by.



Kathy got married and moved to Maine and had two little girls. Mom had moved to Florida with Pop so they kept in touch with notes, cards and phones calls..lots of phone calls. Kathy was who Mom would call whenever there was something new and exciting or a problem she needed help with. Kathy was like her big sister.





We have been helping our Mom by sitting on her lap with her and purring for her. Mom is thinking of making a blog to honor her friend Kathy and to let everyone tell their stories about her for her daughters to have to remember her by.


Mom will be back to blogging next week as usual. Thanks to all of you who stopped by this week and offered condolences for Grandmom. We really appreciate everyone! See ya next week.

32 comments:

Lynx217 said...

super-megasonic-tribblepurrs!!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh Dear. My sincerest sympathies. It's been a rough week for you; you are in my prayers. Thank goodness for Cats and their love...it looks like you're being well taken care of.
XX KatMom Trish

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry to hear of your Mom's loss and send her our warmest thoughts. Please give her lots of snuggles.

Old Kitty said...

Oh I am so so sorry to hear about the loss of your mum's best friend Kathy.

Please accept my sincerest condolences - my thoughts and prayers are with you all and Kathy's family and friends, especially her young daughters.

Take care
x

Sammy and Andy said...

We are so sad to hear your mom has had this "double whammy"......we are purring for her, and our mama is praying for comfort for her.

We all send our love.

Kea said...

Oh, I'm so, so sorry. I know it sounds trite, but I offer my deepest condolences to your mom and to Kathy's family and all those who loved her. Please know we're sending mega-purrs to everyone, and universal healing Light, wishing everyone Blessings and Peace.

(((Hugs)))

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful homage!
Take your time...I will be sending you love and good energies!
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are so sorry to hear of the loss you your friend. We are sending you our most comforting purrs and thoughts and (((HUGS)))

HubbleSpacePaws said...

I'm so sorry to read about your friend's passing. Good friends are such a blessing in our lives and you've lost two, so close to one another. Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mom's friend. We're sending more comforting purrs your way. We know you all will be taking good care of your mom and dad....

Fambly kittens said...

So terribly sorry about your loss. Losing a friend is one of life's most terrible blows to the soul.

Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry for the terrible losses your heart has dealt with lately; there is no deeper blow to the human spirit than the loss of loved ones...Nothing helps heal our heartbreaks better than the unconditional love of our animals...I'm sure Kathy's family and especially her daughters will treasure your memories and tribute to Kathy on a blog...I wish you comfort and peace.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sorry your mom lost her "big sister." Especially so close to losing your Grandmom. We know your mom is hurting very bad right now, so we're glad you are there to cuddle and purr for her. Purrs and tail wags.

Lucy the Cat said...

I'm so sorry about Kathy. She sounds like such a wonderful and dear friend. I know you kitties are helping your mom and comforting her.

Hugs,
Lucy & Vicki

JC said...

I am so sorry you have lost your friend. Do write out all of your memories ...

Catherine said...

So sorry for your loss of your mom and your friend. There are no words. Sending you warm thoughts,
xo Catherine

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to hear about Kathy's passing. It sounds like the two of you really had a one-in-a-million friendship. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

A few Good Cats said...

That's way too much terrible news at one time. We are sending comforting vibes and purrayers for better days ahead...

The Creek Cats said...

We are so so so sorry about your friend passing so unexpectedly just after the loss of your Grandma. We can only imagine the sadness in your heart. We are purring and purraying very hard for you and sending you lots of comforting vibes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating Saylor's birthday! We've entered you in our giveaway!

The Chair Speaks said...

Sympathy purrs.
The very reason why I only take in handicapped senior cats is that I know I outlive them.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are sorry about all the sad news. We send our condolences. We are glad the kitties help with all their purrs for you.

Mishkat said...

We are very sorry to hear about Kathy's passing - she sounds like such a wonderful person! It's hard to lose someone like that. We think the special blog sounds like a great idea.

We're sending many purrs to your mom and to Kathy's family.

Brian said...

That is so awful, we send our best purrs to all of you, especially your Mom.

Noll's Nip said...

I'm so sorry to hear of all the heartache you've had over the past few days. Know that we are thinking of you too.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Sending our sympathies for the loss of such a good friend. I lost my husband at 58 to an aneurysm and know that the many remembrances our friends sent comforted me and think her family would also find comfort if you shared the memories of your times together.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so sorry for the loss of both your Grandmom and friend Kathy - that's a lot of sad news.

Sending quiet purrs to all of you,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Boo-Bah said...

Take very good care of your Mom.
We are sorry for the loss of your friend.It is very hard to lose a friend. We send her all our love and purrs, and woofs too.
Our mom just recently lost her best friend from school days to congestive heart failure.
She regrets that they didn't stay in touch, but very thankful that they got to visit with each other at 50th reunion a couple of years ago.

AttieCattie said...

verreh sorreh indeed to hear of more tragedy... we would read the new blog if your mommeh decides to start it.

Beth said...

So sorry for your losses. May God give you peace.

Cory said...

We are sending purrs to you. We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's sudden loss and know that she must be going through so much that we hope our soft gentle purrs comfort her.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my goodness you all have had a tough few weeks. I am are so sorry to read about Kathy's passing at such a young age. I'm an only child too so I understand the importance of very special friends....who are like family.
My best to you all and kitties look after Mom and Dad,
Madi and Mom

TK and Squashies said...

We sees your post on Attie's and we wanted to stop by and express our sympathies as well.
We purrs for both fambilies. This must be a very hard time for all of you.
TK

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