This has been a year of losses. Today I received a call that William Betts, husband of Mary Spencer Betts, had passed away rather quickly. Bill and Mary had just this past year buried their son, Kerry. Our hearts go out to Mary and Carole and hope others will keep them in their prayers.
Just two weeks ago, Dottie Heisley Latham Myers, wife of cousin Mel Myers passed away very unexpectedly. She had fallen and landed in the hospital for a week. She was unable to recover. I attended the graveside service in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville, PA. As has been the norm this winter we had yet another snow storm and I was unable to attend the memorial service at the Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, PA. Contributions may be made to that church in Dottie’s memory.
This year we have lost too many of the White’s, so stay healthy.
I love to receive those Christmas letters. Why do people send Christmas cards if they are just going to sign their name. I always look at the letter as catching up at least once a year with those distant cousins, friends and past colleagues. If you take the time to address that card, at least give me one or two lines on how you and your family were this past year.
Unfortunately, Christmas letters sometimes bring sad news, such as this year my cousin, Lynn White passed away at 61 years old. Too young to leave this world. Lynn and I were usually assigned to sit be each other in school, when going alphabetically. That is when I really got to know him. Then we both went to Wilkes-Barre, PA to college, Lynn to Wilkes and me to King’s and Mercy. As the years went by, so did our keeping in touch, so I was particularly sad to get the news of his passing on the 4th of July in Lance’s letter.
I’ve heard from many of our classmates and Lynn’s passing has hit our class fairly hard. I guess it is just our facing our own mortality and the end of making new memories with him. Lynn rest in peace. You are missed, but not forgotten.