|Training for the annual rowing race|
Several weeks ago my great aunt died. I had never met her, but she was the last living sibling of my grandfather (who has long since passed away). It was sad, but she was in her nineties and at that age you can expect it somehow.
|After the annual rowing race|
Then only last week, an uncle passed away. He was in his eighties and suffering from Alzheimers. Again sad, but expected.
This week I got a message from Norway: a colleague and friend had died. WHAT??? He was only in his early fifties. And whereas the passing of great aunt and uncle didn't really make any impact, this passing did.
|During a union meet|
Because this was a friend. I had helped him out, he had helped me out (yesterday's photo showed us both doing silly faces when I was packing up to leave Norway).
|Being a Viking during the Company Games|
He will be missed, even at this distance!