Well, this may have nothing to do with suburban survival, or survivalism as we define it in general. But, I found out tonight, my neighbor in NJ died from cancer.  She was older, yes.  But a very, very , very nice person.  She lived with her son and his wife next door to me.  I mostly saw her walking their dog (Dexter) outside their house when I was coming and going, and she always had a kind word.  Somehow, I know, Dexter will miss her.  We would chat very briefly from time to time, but I never knew she had cancer, and she never mentioned it.  She never complained of pain, never looked like she was suffering.

I was on my way out the door to meet a friend when I heard about it this evening.  That was about five hours ago.  Now it is almost 11:00 p.m. EST, and I am finally realizing, I will not see her walking Dexter tomorrow, or get to exchange those kind words again.  A somber moment, for sure, when you realize a simple moment is gone forever.

She was one of the few neighbors I knew or communicated with in my neighborhood.  She kept to herself, didn’t seem to pass judgement, and apparently did not look or sympathy in public.  She was a nice lady, that I suddenly wish I got to know more.  I’ll miss her.

Well, sorry for a rant, but it was a very personal moment, and I felt like I had to share it with someone.  There was no one here to share it with when I got home, so I hope you understand. 🙂

Be good to one another.

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