The Loss of a Neighbor

The passing of a neighbor is an event that can happen and barely create a ripple in the worlds that revolve in the houses surrounding it. Not so the death of Sue Smith, puppy grower extraordinaire. Sue’s death was a shock to those who lived close by and we will miss her.
Though there have been many I’ve met who have had unflattering things to say about Sue, I don’t really understand why. She was a great neighbor who said hi when we passed and who kept her own counsel. She did not talk badly about anyone and she didn’t butt into any else’s business. Sue was larger than life, intimidating and not someone most of us would have chosen to cross swords with but she wasn’t looking for that anyway. She just seemed to enjoy living her life with her husband and step-son and lots of visits from her daughter and grandkids.
Sue was the kind of person who would help if you needed help and then not act like you owed her for it.
Though I did not know her well, I can say that our family will miss her presence, the sound of her fussing at her dogs and the goodness she brought to this world.


About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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