They come not in single spies

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But in batalions...

News just came in that our friend has succomed to her cancer.  The
funeral is on Wednesday 21 January, in Yorkshire, at 11 am.  250 miles
away.  We'll be going up the day before...

Alan has no suit.  Both were eaten by moths.  OK, so everything else is
on hold while I make a suit.  I have fabric, and most of the thigs I
need to do this as a bit of speed tailoring.  I'll need lining and one
or two other things.  I think I'll be ordering that male Adjustoform
tomorrow.  Funny how one's mind gets made up for one when push comes to
shove...

At least this will keep me from brooding about the unfairness of losing
our friend, and the sorrow of her lovely husband and two delightful
teenaged sons.

ARGH!  DAMN!

NOT the way we wanted to start the new year.
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Kate, I'm so sorry your friend died, you have my sympathy.

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Yes, funny in an odd sort of way.  ;-}

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Indeed not.  I hope you hurties go away soon.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Thank you.  Me too.

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I am very sorry for your loss, Kate, and also the family left behind. It is
so sad to loss someone dear at any time, but around New Year's always seems
to be the worst time.
(((((Many Hugs)))))
Emily


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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My loss is minor compared to some here.  Makes me feel very mortal as
she was much the same age as me.

I'm really just so sad for those boys.  One in his final year of school,
one not long at uni.

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Sending hugs and pat-pats to Kate.
--
Joanne
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Kate, I'm sorry things are so low for you right now. I hope you are
feeling better soon. I send my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of a
good friend.That's a pain that hurts as much if not more than a physical
one.
Big Hugs,
Juno

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Juno B wrote:

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Unfortunately one of those we had time to get used to beforehand...  A
case of 'when', not 'if'.

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Many thanks.


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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Poor Kate.  I don't care how long you've been expecting it, and how much
  people say "it's a happy release", unless the person is well over the
allotted threescore and ten, it is STILL a shock when it arrives.
Perhaps it's a blessing (or counter-irritation??) that you have to make
a gents tailored suit in a short time. Keep your mind off things a little.

Sympathies.  And to those poor boys.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.


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Olwyn Mary wrote:
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Not so much 'happy' as 'blessed' release and relief.  I am hoping that
once the funeral is over, proper grieving can start for them.

I've known this lady for almost as long as I've known Alan.  They
started as friends of mutual friends, but were honorary and honoured
members of our circle of uni friends, known as 'The Durham Group'.  She
was one of those usually quiet people who occasionally let out a heroic
cackle of laughter, was dry of wit, a consumate professional, and a lady
of many tallents.

And the suit?  Yerse, wel...

The bit I thought I remembered was not exactly what I remembered it
as...  No, rather than a plain black wool mix, it turns out to be a very
fine wool Venitian cloth: that sort of wool satin used for the lapels of
the very best DJ's...  NOT what we want at all!  Mind you, in the same
box is a very dark navy, almost black pinstripe wool mix, with a collar
piece (not sure I'll use that) and lining...  Except that I appear to
have chopped a bit off the lining for something else and will have to
order some more!  Typical!

Ho hum...  So zip, lining, buttons, more fusible hair canvas (this will
be speed tailored), pocket canvas, and some fast work with the sewing
machine once I have the pattern sorted and printed.  I can do the
pattern tomorrow, and possibly even mock up a quick toile for the
jacket.  Alan has very flat shoulders.

And I also found and dug out a blue pinstripe bit that I bought along
with some remnents a few years back.  It was a bargain then, and is an
even better one now!  Lovelly stuff, in a sort of almost Airforce blue
with a fine pinstripe at about 5/8" intervals.  That one WILL be
properly tailored!

I'll post progress as and when.

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Ta - much appreciated.  News we've been waiting for, unfortunately.

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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I went through something similar last April.  But she was younger than
I, a good friend and former co-worker, an absolutely terrific person.
It took only a couple of months, and sporadically we hoped for a
miracle, but at the end it was a blessed relief for her and for us.  But
I miss her so much.

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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Even knowing you are going to lose someone dear doesn't make it an
easier does it.
I think we all hope for the miracle that we know is not going to happen.
Juno

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Pogonip wrote:

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Diagnosis on this was about 8-9 months ago...  It feels like longer on
the one hand, but has been so swift on the other.  You feel you have got
used to the idea, but you are never quite as well prepared as you think
you are.

You lot...  See, I knew you'd know what it was like.

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{{{{Kate's friends, Kate & family}}}}

Lizzy

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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I am so sorry!!!!  ******HUGS*****

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Thank you.

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