Monday, October 8, 2012
Sharing Grief With Others Soothes Out Sense of Loss
DEAR ABBY: In regard to the lady who was depressed because she lost her precious picture albums, letters and family treasures in a flood, I know just how she feels, and I sympathize with her.
Our home was burned to the ground in December. We lost everything we had. We thought the bottom had fallen out of our world. Then a few days later, my husband’s sister’s three children were drowned!
After Christmas, we sent out children back to school without books. They sent their BOOKS back to school without children. We could no longer feel sorry for ourselves.
Ruth Calcutt, Sanford, NC
October 9, 1989