This has been the Christmas of sad news with numerous friends and relatives passing away. I have one to share. Sara Jane Bell Nebiolo passed away in August 2015. She is a cousin on the Bell side of the family and there are far too many already. I grew up knowing her as Janie Bell and when I moved to Hershey, occasionally visited with her parents, George and Sara Bell who lived in Harrisburg.
Janie and I reconnected and she was coming for a visit, but something came up so she was unable to Hershey at that time. We have kept in touch occasionally, mostly at Christmas, so was very happy to see Thomas’ name pop up on our TV. Thomas was calling to let me know about Janie’s passing. She had a stroke in June and just never recovered.
Please remember Sara Jane, Thomas and son, Ted in your prayers. And reach out to those who you haven’t been in touch with for a while before they too, join that great triumvirate.
It is better to carry a single flower
To a living friend at any hour
Then to pile roses white and red
Upon their coffin when their dead.