Here is a mix we listen to in our house when someone passes on.
We listened to this last night after getting news that Xy’s grandmother Pauline had finally slipped away after a protracted struggle.
My notes indicate Pauline appeared only in a single episode of our TV show, namely “A Day in the Life,” ROX #63.
Unfortunately this show isn’t on-line yet, but faithful viewers may recall Pauline was not very impressed with her granddaughter’s salsa.
Pauline’s presence loomed large in other parts of the series and my life. She designed the achingly hip jacket Xy wore in ROX #29. And of course it should never be forgotten that she footed the bill for our puppet-show wedding as seen in ROX #41.
It struck me that as Xy no longer has any living grandparents, so too Persephone now has no living great-grandparents. Since two of our friends and contemporaries also lost grandparents over the last couple weeks, it’s feels like the end of a generation.
I understand there will be no funeral. She didn’t want one.
So long, Pauline. You will be missed.