Around the Lake

For three decades, Jo Ann and I spent Friday afternoons walking around Minnesota’s Lake Winona. We walked through pregnancies and miscarriages, through homeopathy school and university tenure, through Weight Watchers and evolving wardrobes, through caring for daughters (and sometimes their fathers). And, for 24 of those years, we walked with Jo Ann’s breast cancer. Despite her illness, we planned trips, birthday parties, Passover seders, bat mitzvahs and a daughter’s wedding. In June 2020, we took our last walk around the lake. This February, Jo Ann took her last breath. My life will never be the same. — Colette Hyman

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7 Responses to Around the Lake

  1. Me says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Breast cancer is malicious.

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    • msw blog says:

      That is not my personal story. Albeit, I have experienced a situation very similar. My hope is for those that read this post get the message which, is cherish your friendships, pick up the phone make the call, go for a walk, create the memories, because tomorrow is not promised.

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  2. So right, tomorrow is not promised. Thank you for this touching post

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