Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Vale Barbara

I did my best to offend her over the years. God, how I tried:

She bore it all.

Occasionally she complained:

And she was entitled. Always.

Some things you take for granted. You expect them always to be there.

Little things can leave big, gaping, unfillable holes.

And she has.

Barbara, my accomplice
1/3/92 - 1/10/09

Normal service will be resumed.


Candy said...

Dear Dermott,

I'm very sorry about your sister. My favorite picture is when she is standing on the bed, telling you off.

Your friend,


Judith in Umbria said...

I agree that photo may be a classic. It looks like she may go down your throat.
I'd already heard about Snowy from your mum, and I thought about how lonely you would feel. Would cake help?

Stew Magoo said...

I'm so sorry.

Words never suffice but I hope that gaping hole is soon filled with happy memories.

For what it's worth;

"tis better to have loved (a dog)
and lost
Than to never have loved (a dog)
at all"
-Lord Alfred (modified by Stew Magoo)