Bi-Polar Bear wrote:
This was my father's sister...raised me as much as anyone did since my real parents couldn't be bothered. She was a well loved and respected figure everywhere and by everyone. Worked for Babcock & Wilcox for many years in a high position with security. Virtually ran a big church in Lynchburg. President of the Altrusa club. Active in all her son's sporting activities. Smart as a whip, inquisitive and kind to a fault. Also tough as nails having to deal with 3 headstrong boys all the time. Served the Red Cross overseas in WWII. she passed away last night in her sleep. She was not sick, she was not senile...she was just very old.
These are times when I want to believe there is a Heaven.
I could write a book about her good qualities and positive anecdotes.
I would be hard pressed to fill a page with negative ones if I could even do it.
R.I.P. Natalie Lampman
Please accept my condolences, Bear.
I 'm sorry to hear about your parents' neglect.
Insofar as Heaven is concerned,
having discussed the matter with fairly numerous people
who have died, thay usually don 't wanna come back,
unless thay have a particular reason (usually about raising a kid).
Thay appear to like it better where thay r
and of those who came back thay r not
afraid to die again.