Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Obituary of the Consummate Woman

I want to be just like her when I grow up. (As if I could.)

My daughter in love and I always say, "What would Charlene do?"

We never saw Bob in any field or pasture, mending fences, rounding up cattle, without her right there at his side. She would be standing there in the back of the old pickup truck throwing hay to their herd while Bob drove.

Her energy and knowledge was never-ending. We thought.

I, the Antisocial Queen, loved having them over for dinner and going to plays and concerts with them.
We shared a love of books and crossword puzzles. I couldn't have adjusted to the ranch life without her. She is the one who told us that it wasn't polite to ask a rancher how many cows he owned. Now I'll never know if it's OK to ask about pigs. ☻

I have a feeling there are a lot of things I'll never know now.


Lori E said...

How sad. I am so sorry for the huge loss you are feeling. Your friend, Charlene sounds like a great woman. She can tell you if you can ask about the pigs. Just talk to her. She will hear you and I think you will hear what should would answer.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am just so sad for you, Lynn. I wish I could help you with the pain you are going through. Charlene sounds like she was a great person.

You will get through this, I know.


Beansieleigh said...

I am so sorry... But know what a blessing she was to you Lynn. ((Hugs)) ~tina

Just Breathe said...

Sounds like God blessed you with a wonderful friend. I am so sorry, she will be missed. I too do not entertain, except for my children, so I know she had to be very special for you to have them over.

mbkatc230 said...

I'm so sorry for this huge loss in your life, Lynn. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman. And such a full life. I'm sorry that she was taken too soon. Kathy

The Muse said...

I think she would love these words...

What a caring tribute.

Anonymous said...

I never knew she was the Princess of Friendship. Actually, when I think I about it, I think I did know that already. Nevermind.

- Your Other Atheist Neighbor

Lynn said...

...and she was a July person. We July people understand each other.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Charlene sounds like a wonderful person. May she rest in peace. How is her husband coping? I know you must be helping him.
Keep her memory alive.