Coronavirus Strikes At My Heart
My best friend Mary passed away today from COVID-19. She'd been battling cancer for the last 10 years, first breast cancer and then pancreatic, so her immune system was in poor shape from the cancer treatments. That gave the virus an opening.
We've known each other almost 45 years. She was "best woman" at my wedding 35 years ago, and I was "best bride's man" at hers. We met at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour where she worked. We could spend hours on the phone chatting and served as plus one when neither of us was dating somebody.
She was a little thing, more than a foot shorter than me, with a heart as big as the sky. She leaves behind a husband and three kids as well as a lot of people that loved her.
I will miss her.