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In memory of Phyllis

A chapter in the book Saying Goodbye to Phyllis

The Almond Tree

by tfawcus

According to the Urban Dictionary, Phyllis is a person who is intelligent and extremely empathetic. She always does for others and puts everyone's needs above her own. How well this seems to encapsulate the spirit of our departed friend.

In Greek legend, Phyllis was changed to an almond tree after her death. We have several almond trees on our property. When they burst into blossom each spring, I shall be reminded of Phyllis. When the raucous parrots swoop down in the autumn to pillage our entire crop of nuts, I shall be reminded of Bowl of Stew. A sense of humour can carry one through most things, even - when it comes to it - the creeping shadow of death.

Rest in peace, dear lady. Enjoy your new-found freedom.



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