Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sometimes, updating one's address book is tough

It's a pretty strange sensation to put a strike-through across one's own mother's name in one's own phone book.

Our memory-impaired father's address will be changing, too, as soon as we can find a good place for him to live, now that Mom's no longer alive to keep an eye on him.


Blogger Eliyahu said...

Shira Salamone, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May you be comforted by the creator as you mourn your loss.

As for me, I could not bring myself to cross out the names of my relatives and friends from my book. Instead, I just crossed out the addresses and telephone numbers. The names remain in my address list, and once in while, someone visits me in my dreams.

Sun Jun 21, 11:20:00 PM 2009  
Blogger rivkayael said...

2 people that I had enjoyed a fairly active email correspondence with passed away suddenly 2 years ago. I still cannot bring myself to erase their contacts in my address book although the shock is still fresh whenever autocomplete shows up their email addresses when I type the first letters of their names.

Remembering can be a gift too.

Mon Jun 22, 01:32:00 AM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Eliyahu, I use strike-throughs rather than deletions. The thought of deleting a loved one or friend is more than I can deal with. At least, with strike-throughs, the names are still visible and legible--they don't disappear as if the people never existed.

RivkaYael, remember is, indeed, a gift. Shiva helped, with my sister and me reminding one another of things we'd forgotten or didn't know.

Mon Jun 22, 11:09:00 AM 2009  

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