So, i'm decimating a small rainforest printing out homeworks and old exams and suchlike, so that i can study hardcore tomorrow (though i'm still less than optimistic). Meanwhile, i'm reading Joe's friendspage, which translates into keeping up with what feels like half of the NHS grads. Grace Allendorf posted yesterday saying that Jackie had told her Mr. Leary was really sick [long battle with cancer, she later clarified] and probably wouldn't make it through the week, and then today Alexis posted saying he had passed away last night. :(
Okay, i know this doesn't mean anything to almost anyone reading this. The Learys ran a corner store during most of my adolescence and were generally just very sweet people. Their son Chris was in my grade, but i always felt closer to their daughter Brooke who's 2 years older, as she was the more academically inclined. I often see Mrs. Leary when i'm walking between my house and the library, and we always chat and she inquires after my younger brother (who spent a lot of time in the store just chatting with the Learys). So yeah, sadness.
"I'm planning on attending the wake Friday with a few people. I feel a little strange because I haven't seen Brooke or Chris or Candy [Mrs. Leary] in about three years, but I know if I was in their place, I would want all the friends and family I could have around me. My thoughts and prayers are definitely with them."
P.S. My dad pointed out that they had closed the store because "there wasn't that much time left" to spend with their kids (as both were going off to college soon) and notes, "This gives it a whole new meaning." *nods*( edit the umpteenth, for the obituaryCollapse )