Have you ever had a really great friend in your life that you would do anything for? One that you could talk to at any time and she/he would listen? One that you could do crazy things with and get away with it? That friend, for me, actually started out as Mom's friend at work and then she kind of filtered into the family and we all grew to love her. Her name was Debbie Greenman and I will never forget her or all the fun times we had. Had I had known her life was going to be so short on this Earth, I would have crammed in a lot more stuff than what we did.
The "Chain Gang." Me, Debbie & Mom.
Dad, catching a picture with Debbie while she is cutting up something for dinner. She was an excellent cook and loved doing it. She always made me my favorite, lasagna. We had that during her stay with us and she made me a tin to put in the freezer for later. She was always thoughtful and kind like that.
Debbie, Grandma and Mom all drinking the famous Bard, CA date shakes!! I don't even LIKE dates, but I LOVE this shake! Go figure!
What a two-some we make!! :)
I'm not sure what kind of pose this is, but she sure is into it, isn't she? :0) Debbie loved to read and always had a book or magazine in hand!
August 31, 2000, Ann called to tell us that Debbie had died. She had a kidney infection they thought at first and gave her antibiotics that made it worse!! It shut her kidneys down immediately and she had to have dialysis. And then she got some kind of abdominal abscess that required surgery as it kept spreading. Sounds like that flesh eating bacteria, to me, but nobody said anything about it. The dialysis was too much for her heart and it shut her heart and lungs down and she was on a ventilator. She was sick for a month and then went to meet our Heavenly Father. I will forever miss her. She was the sister I never had. She was a beautiful daughter, friend and employee. She gave everyone that needed it a chance. Rest in peace, my dear friend. Now you and Mom can play your marathon Canasta card game to your heart's content!!
Again, the moral to this post is: value your friends for all they are worth. You just never know how long you will have them!! :)
God Bless you all!
Until next post,