From chaos to calm; goodbye to a lovely neighbor.
If it’s your birthday, you get a ton of messages.
In this case, I got a group message about much sadder news: our former neighbor on Greer Road, the street we grew up on in Palo Alto, had died.
Her daughter Kris wrote us — “The Gerards of Greer Road”.
I forwarded it to my Mom, who hadn’t known Marilyn was ill.
I asked Kris for her street address so my Mom and I could wrote condolence cards.
Facebook is not the ideal way to learn something sad… but as I wrote Kris, it’s timely and I’m grateful we can be there again for Kris —
because even though she moved away years ago, we are still ‘neighbors of the heart’.
We will miss you, Marilyn.
You were a wonderful woman.