Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My Next Door Neighbor Died over the weekend

I found out last night via an email that was sent from the building manager to the homeowners.

I swear I saw Marilyn only a few days ago... up and around and looking old and frail but not unhealthy.

Her daughter Jill is actually good friends with my ex. They became friendly after he and I broke up. I've seen Jill more than a few times at his old house (when he still lived there) for parties and stuff. I learned that Marilyn was going to be my neighbor at one of those parties. She and I compared notes about the building and such... when we finally got to our unit numbers were were shocked to find that we'd be right next to each other!

We weren't socially close or anything at all... said hello in the hallway and talked at building functions about Jill. Marilyn and I really only knew each other at all because of Jill's association with my ex which always seemed to linger just beneath the surface of any conversation we had.

I'll be attending a small ceremony Jill is hosting this Saturday.

10 comments:

Paul said...

Getting to know the neighbors is just a part of realizing that we're all connected.

(Fortunately, you didn't have to see them carry her out.)

Jason said...

Sorry to hear about that. People don't communicate with their neighbors like they used to. I'm glad you were able to have a relationship with your neighbor, no matter how brief it was. Sometimes small encounters are larger than most.

Matt said...

Funny how sometimes the deaths of those you only know in passing affect you in a big way.

kevin said...

Sounds like a sensative time for you. I hope you are ok mate.

Kev in NZ

dbv said...

DID SHE TAKE YOU WITH HER???

jasontt.com said...

Hope you're doing well! Haven't seen you post in awhile :)

Jay said...

:(

kevin said...

I hope all is well with you as you havent blogged in a while.

May i wish you a happy holiday season.

Sending you a big christmas hug from the South Pacific.

Kev in NZ

Maddog said...

Where have you gone?

Hope you had a Happy New Year.

somewhere joe said...

OK - either you've been arrested for her murder, or she left you a fortune and you're living incognito in a fabulous tropical setting... hello?