A while back I read a report describing the Broken Heart Syndrome.
Women are overwhelmingly more susceptible and not surprisingly, the 55 plus age group are most prone to the syndrome.
“I was stunned by that diagnosis because we had expected my aunt’s death.
It’s not like the sudden loss of a parent out of the blue,” she said.
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Sherry Hollingsworth nearly collapsed at her aunt’s funeral.
If you’re Catholic, you can light a candle in church; Jews observe the passing on the anniversary of one’s death. For that ritual, one of our friends asks that we all make the favorite dish of our departed to bring, along with a picture and story, to share at a communal meal.
That leaves me with this: How can we remember those who meant so much to us – whose death leaves a hole?
One had just lost her mother, another had been in a near-fatal car accident and another had just had an unexpected reunion with a loved one.
Sadly, in American culture we have so few ways to remember and honor those who have passed within the last year.
If you were part of the military and died, then there are planned days of observance.
The Marlins also won Game 7 to advance to the World Series and cement Bartman's gaffe as a key moment in the Cubs' long, sad history."I had my eyes glued on the approaching ball the entire time and was so caught up in the moment that I did not even see Moises Alou, much less that he may have had a play," Bartman said in a statement."Had I thought for one second that the ball was playable or had I seen Alou approaching, I would have done whatever I could to get out of the way and give Alou a chance to make the catch."The 26-year-old Bartman, a youth baseball coach, was escorted by security guards from Wrigley Field after he was threatened by angry fans and pelted with debris.
A police guard was posted outside the suburban Northbrook home where he lives with his parents.