My mother died just over two months ago.
The last conversation I had with her revolved around a family joke
to do with lilacs. When I posted about my mother's death on the rainforest thread,
I talked about the lilacs and posted a photo of a bouquet including lilacs.
Yesterday, in the course of conversation with a colleague I told her
about my mother's recent death (I hadn't mentioned it to anyone
but my manager at work when it happened). I didn't tell her
anything about that final conversation.
When I came back from lunch, there was an envelope in my in-tray.
It held a card from my colleague. The flowers on the card - a
bouquet heavy with lilacs. I asked her how she knew about the
importance of lilacs. She didn't know - she said it just felt right.
I know firsthand how many variants of sympathy cards there are out there.
Lilacs aren't that common. Lilies are the flowers most often seen on those cards.
What are the odds?
Please accept my condolences, Beth.
If u r interested, there are similar instances in a book titled
by Janis Amatuzio, M.D., the coroner
of several counties in Minnessota and several more counties in Wisconsin.
She has a lot of seniority on-the-job and some interesting stories,
told in a quick n easy writing style, available from Amazon.com at a low price.
I have also noticed quite a few non-botanical improbable co-incidences in my own life.