This past week my grandmother lost her best friend of almost 75 years, Charlotte. They met their first week of college and were fast friends ever since. This is them at my grandmother’s 90th bday party just 3 1/2 years ago. Charlotte was funny, loyal, an insanely tough and shrewd bridge player and an amazingly steadfast friend.
Yesterday my friend sent me this picture from pick up at her daughter’s preschool. The school is above a CVS grocery store in Manhattan, but still you’d think CVS would have better sense than to put a coffin outside a school for 2-5 year olds.
Its amazing how you can try your best to find the appropriate time to talk to your kids about death or sex but the city will find a way to shove an issue in your child’s face and force you to do some fast explaining. Add thinking quickly on your feet as one of those traits any city mom needs to perfect by the time their kids can walk and talk.