GRIEF DOESN'T ALWAYS GO AWAY
"Jimmy had died just yesterday." I listened closely as details spilled out. Jimmy had been a handsome guy, thoughtful and very caring. "It was a summer day. He and some friends had gone to a meeting. On his way – heart attack. Dead within two minutes."
It did not quite make sense to me. The way Mrs Maudry talked, I was sure the accident had occurred only a short time ago. But Jimmy sounded like a young guy. And Mrs. Maudry is in her 70s. Finally Mrs Maudry mentioned the detail I had been listening for. Jimmy had died on his 44th birthday in 1975, almost 40 years ago...Her grief does not go away. She did not remarry. She is still missing her husband.