Stuart M. Perkins is, in my humble opinion, one of the most terrific storyteller/writers in blogging, and writes at Storyshucker on WordPress. This post written by Stuart moved me so deeply, I want to share it here.
One of my best friends passed away.
Over the years I’ve experienced the passing of people related to me and have attended quite a few funerals. I’m from a large family with an even larger extended family so deaths and funerals are part of that reality. Not until now have I lost a friend. The loss isn’t any more or any less, but it’s different.
With family, you love them all but treat only a few as friends.
With friends, you love them all but treat only a few as family.
Mary Dell Grey was family.
Mary Dell suffered a stroke several months ago and sadly things went steadily downhill. During those awful months she was watched over and cared for by her son Greg Eversole (my friend since fourth…
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