Remembrance

March 31, 2021 at 10:29 am 38 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 2 April 2021

Jennifer Pendergast
Photo Credit: Jennifer Pendergast

 
When I reported for work as a member of their team, Rich engaged with me at once and we became fast friends.

He found my personality a little uptight. He helped me relax by going for two-hour lunches at the nearby watering hole.

I remember him sharing his mother’s cookies that she sent during the holidays. “Mom thinks I’m still her little boy,” he laughed.

A few years later, Rich succumbed to pancreatic cancer, the same disease that killed Steve Jobs.

Needless to say I miss him. His passing left an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled.

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38 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  March 31, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Sad story, but at least they had that life together.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  March 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm

      iain:

      he was a true friend indeed. glad to have met him in this life.

      Reply
  • 3. msjadeli  |  March 31, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Plaridel, I really hope this is pure fiction. Sounds like Rich was a good guy.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 31, 2021 at 8:43 pm

      msjadeli:

      it’s actually based on a true story. you can find the extended version here.

      https://wp.me/p6FwZ-Gf

      Reply
      • 5. msjadeli  |  April 1, 2021 at 8:11 am

        Just read it. My condolences to you, Plaridel.

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        • 6. plaridel  |  April 1, 2021 at 3:49 pm

          msjadeli:

          thank you.

          Reply
          • 7. msjadeli  |  April 1, 2021 at 4:04 pm

            You’re welcome.

            Reply
  • 8. granonine  |  April 1, 2021 at 7:21 am

    I thought it sounded like a true story. Sometimes it’s hard to tell, but there was just something about this one. I’m glad you have such positive memories of your friend.

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    • 9. plaridel  |  April 1, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      linda:

      you thought right. it was about friend who passed without me knowing it. you can read the rest here.

      https://wp.me/p6FwZ-Gf

      Reply
      • 10. granonine  |  April 1, 2021 at 7:28 pm

        I did read that post. So sad.

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        • 11. plaridel  |  April 2, 2021 at 12:09 pm

          linda:

          thank you.

          Reply
  • 12. Keith's Ramblings  |  April 1, 2021 at 8:15 am

    A bittersweet story plaridel, thanks for sharing.

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    • 13. plaridel  |  April 1, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      keith:

      thank you for reading and support. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 14. Dale  |  April 1, 2021 at 8:27 am

    This feels like a true story, Plaridel.

    Sorry for your loss!

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    • 15. plaridel  |  April 1, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      dale:

      thank you so much.

      Reply
      • 16. Dale  |  April 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm

        My pleasure

        Reply
  • 17. elmowrites  |  April 1, 2021 at 9:37 am

    This reads like a true story; if so, it sounds like you had a wonderful friendship and a sad loss.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  April 1, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      elmowrites:

      it was based on a true story summed up in 100-words. the complete version can be found here.

      https://wp.me/p6FwZ-Gf

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  April 1, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Quite sad, but they were lucky to have met him.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  April 2, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      draliman:

      what’s especially hard was that i didn’t have a clue that he had died.

      Reply
  • 21. Bear  |  April 2, 2021 at 6:37 am

    True friends never truly leave us… they just become beloved memories to be cherished for eternity. What a sad tale this week. Know the feeling all too well.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  April 2, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      jellico:

      thank you for your kind comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 23. GHLearner  |  April 2, 2021 at 9:15 am

    This is so sad. It is hard to lose a friend, especially when they die too young.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 2, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      gabbi:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 25. James McEwan  |  April 2, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Sad story, at least you enjoyed the time together.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  April 2, 2021 at 12:08 pm

      james:

      if that was a consolation. thank you for reading.

      Reply
  • 27. athling2001  |  April 2, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    A sad story. I hope he can find comfort somewhere.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  April 3, 2021 at 8:47 am

      anne:

      hope springs eternal.

      Reply
  • 29. Susan St.Pierre  |  April 2, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    It so tragic to lose some people. The world ‘feels’ forever changed.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  April 3, 2021 at 8:46 am

      susan:

      such is life.

      Reply
  • 31. Tannille  |  April 2, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I’m sure you carrying him with you everyday offering a subtitle influence. Bitter sweet when people who touch us pass.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  April 3, 2021 at 8:46 am

      tannille:

      well said. thank you.

      Reply
  • 33. rochellewisoff  |  April 3, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    This has a ring of truth to it. There’s never enough time is there? Lovely story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 34. plaridel  |  April 3, 2021 at 8:46 am

      rochelle:

      thank you for reading and support. it’s much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 35. Brenda's Thoughts  |  April 3, 2021 at 6:38 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss of a good friend, Plaridel, but this was a wonderful way to remember him.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  April 3, 2021 at 8:45 am

      brenda:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 37. notestowomen  |  April 6, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, Plaridel. He sounded like a really special guy. It’s always a blessing to have such friends. They’re one in a million.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  April 7, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      notestowomen:

      i totally agree.

      Reply

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