I was the bridesmaid for her wedding, while our other friend, Diane, was her maid of honor. That was her first wedding. Back in 1962 or 3, I think. She then moved with her husband to Alaska, where she gave birth to her 2 sons.
|A couple of years ago Diane (left) met Rosie in Washington State for a visit|
|George and Rosemary Beddingfield|
So from 2000 until a month ago, we wrote each other emails daily, with only a few times without emailing, and often writing several times a day.
When she was hospitalized, I suddenly had no one to talk with...except friends who I've made in the last 10 years or so. Rosie knew ALL my secrets, after all! I finally started sending her a card in the hospital everyday, but too late apparently.
I wish I could find the high school photos that I know I used to have, somewhere in all my digital folders. I'll keep looking for them!
Rosie and George moved to Tacoma WA to be closer to her sons about 8 years ago. Her battle with cancer started about 7 years ago.
|Her Facebook profile, very blurry|
|Huginn and Munnin, Norse ravens on pendant.|
But my home is full of things she gave me, and my heart is torn from the wound of her death. I know our love, and that of her family and friends, and especially her cats, will continue. It's just a shock to have an empty space that is Rosie shaped in my physical universe.