Tuesday, 22 December 2009

T.K.


More than 30 years ago I was set up for a blind date.
For a 'Debs'! (Prom night!)
It was my one and only blind date.
Ever!
But with a lady.
I remember it just for that reason, and because it was with a most delightful, and shy girl, T.K.
I myself was a very shy guy, so how we got through the night I don't know.
(Two young kids, tongue tied, on a most formal night!)
But we did, and we had fun.
Great fun.
We never dated after that night, but we did become friends.
For 30 years we would 'pass paths' as we say here.
We lived quite close to each other, and quite often had a drink together in the various local pubs.
And often had a laugh about 'that night'!

T.K. passed away yesterday after her second battle with cancer.

And it was quite a thump in my chest.

She was 46, young, quiet, a lady.

Cancer is such a bitch!

(Big Sis is gone six months today.)

I will remember you as the tall, elegant, quiet lady you were T.K.

23 comments:

  1. Oh no! I'm so sorry. That was a lovely tribute.

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  2. Very well said Map. Its a lovely thing that we can carry those beautiful memories and laughter with us.

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  3. Too young. Treasure your memories, Mr Maps.
    Sx

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  4. Cherish the memories of that friendship...

    Has it been six months already? They are probably sitting side by side laughing and visiting... and talking about you. Two lovely ladies. ((hugs))

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  5. I am so sorry to hear this, sugar! You have my heart and I grieve with you. xoxoxoxoxo

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  6. I hope I am remembered as fondly. Sorry for the loss, Map.

    Pearl

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  7. I'm sorry you lost a dear friend Brother Map.

    U

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  8. To lose two so close together is rotten luck. I hope you can use the holiday to fortify yourself. Merry Christmas.

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  9. I'm so sorry.

    But you are such a good man to offer this loving tribute to your friend. I think we all only wish someone will do the same for us when our time comes.

    Big hug.

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  10. So sorry to hear about that, too young too sad

    I hope 2010 is a good one for you and your loved ones Map

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  11. AJ; Thank you hon.

    xxx

    GF; Thanks friend!

    Scarls; way too young, she will be missed.

    xxx

    Momo; Thank you.

    Pon; Thanks hon. Yeah, half a year gone already eh?

    xxx

    Sav; Thank you darling!

    xoxoxoxox

    Kim; Thanks pal. Man-hugs are appreciated!

    Pearl; I am in no doubt that you will be well remembered when the time comes! (In the far distant future!) Thanks hon.

    xxx

    U; Thank you my Brother.

    Charlie; Thanks pal.

    UB; I will my friend, and thank you!

    hope; thank you so much for your friendship.

    xxx

    @eloh; You are so kind, thanks.

    Lulu; So do I hon, and the same to you.

    xxx

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  12. Ambrella; Welcome, and thank you.

    xxx

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  13. Not good news at any time, but losing people at this time of year always has an extra punch in the stomach.

    Hope next year is a better one all round. Take care and love to you.

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  14. Madame Df; Thanks hon! Merry Christmas to you and the Mons!

    xxx

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  15. I second what Madame D. said. So sorry to see that you've lost another wonderful woman from your life, Map. :( Cherish those memories, though, as they're what get you through. xxoo

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  16. So sorry - have just read this now. You're right. Cancer is a real bitch.

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