Everyone is so shocked……..it really isn’t so surprising. It’s just newsworthy. People and all beings of this earth have been dying of broken hearts since the first life and love existed on our planet.
We read stories of couples in nursing homes holding hands and dying moments apart. I read letters from people about their companion animals dying days apart, one from illness, the other from grief. My own grandparents died just weeks apart…..I am certain my grandmother did not want to live anymore without him.
It is not surprising Debbie would follow her daughter. This was a woman whose world revolved around her children and her work. Work at her age was fading out of sight; now, her life must have centered on those to whom her heart was given. Love had been cruel to Debbie, the men in her life treated her badly, both in matters of the heart, and in matters of money.
She was quoted as saying it was partly her fault that Eddie had left her for Liz. Liz was the passionate lover, she was the nurturing mother.
May the souls of mother and daughter be together now………