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Re: Sad News


Dear Carol,

   I did not know you or your mother, but I am saddened by your loss she
sounds like a wonderful person. If you feel the need to talk to someone who
has also lost her mother keep me in mind.  God bless.

Paula  (Nancy Krul's daughter)



At 08:46 AM 8/21/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Friends and Robins,
>It is with deep sorrow and the greatest sense of loss I have ever known that 
>I have to tell you that my sweet white-haired mother, Rita, passed away last 
>night in the place she loved most, at my home in Connecticut.
>Many of you knew and loved her and I wish I had the time to tell you each 
>personally of this sad day, I hope you will understand.
>Two weeks ago today we spent the day doing what she loved, potting hostas, 
>tending my garden and putting together the photo album from the Ann Arbor 
>convention. At dinner time she went to wash up and suffered a burst aneurysm.
>She amazed everyone by surviving the event. My two sisters flew to 
>Connecticut the next day and we experienced a miracle when she woke up and 
>was able to talk to everyone in the family and friends who called on the 
>phone.  
>>From the time she arrived at the hospital she had the top Yale
neurosurgeons 
>consulting on her case. She was able to tell us that she wanted to come back 
>to my home and be in the sun room where she could see the garden and watch 
>the birds and creatures that she loved. She slipped back into a coma a week 
>ago and she came home with me under hospice care.
>She had a passion for life and loved gardening, especially hostas and hosta 
>people. One of her favorite things was the hosta photograph project that we 
>worked on together since 1991. If anyone wishes, memorials in her name can
be 
>sent to continue the Hosta Library web site or to your local hospice 
>organization.
>For Hostalibrary.org contributions, contact Barbara Jones at BBrownJ@
AOL.com 
>or Bob Axmear at bobaxe@sbtek.net.  Hospice can be found in your local phone 
>directory.
>Reet and I will be going back to Ohio so I will be off-line for a while.
>Thank you for your thoughts and prayers,
>Carol Brashear in CT.
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