These are statements she made during the time she found out she had cancer, knowing she wouldn't be with us much longer.
Despite the medical predictions, we both had a lot of hope and faith that things would be overcome at least for awhile. That was not to be, and now I think the statements told the full story even though I hoped they didn't at the time.
These phrases come back to me many times each day. Sometimes when I think about it, the meaning was very clear at the time, and sometimes the full meaning did not appear until the stages of loneliness in later months.
Words Remembered - Little phrases she said that I will remember forever.
"Did he say it was cancer?"
" We had a pretty good life together. We didn't go out much, but we did what we wanted."
"We have pretty well everything we wanted."
"You think things are always going to be the same and I am going to be here forever. I'm not. I am a <family name> you know."
"I want everything we worked hard for to be divided up equally between the three boys, not to go to some other woman."
"Honey, you are so good to me!"
"I don't know what I would do without you."
"Look what I did to your retirement!"
"We have a wonderful family. They are always there for us, no matter what."
"Every time I look at you, you have watery eyes! "
"I am not going to be here forever."
"Put the monkeys all around."
"Feed my little cat."
"Take care of my little cat."
"I never wanted much, I lived for the family and you."
"Will I ever be going back home again?"
"I don't think I am ever going to get better!"
"I will be Jeannie in the jug, and I will be back every day."
"Here today, gone tomorrow."
"When your time is up, your number will be picked."
"You never talk. If I didn't say anything you would never talk at all."
"Don't go back on your promises to God. He could take me as punishment if you did."
"Make Me Half A Cup of Coffee Hon"
"Life Goes On!"
"One Day At A Time"
Little Sayings She Invented And Got Others Saying Constantly
(These are little saying she made up and would try to get you to use. Some sounded silly, but no matter how much you resisted, before you know it, you would be using these phrases. And again her humour had you hooked.)
"That be that!"
"Don't thank me, thank God you got it!"
"Me not know! "
"My name's tucker not sucker."
"Wish in one hand s&*^ in the other."
"My little buddy airfart."
"Quicker than MacDonalds."
"Fried farts on toast."
"No Flo No Go"
"Lets have a little lay me down."
"My Little Furry Friend"
"You don't want icecream now do you?"
"It's just not fit".
"Looks like dopey daisy."
"I am not as young as I used to be!"
"Garbage goes in the bag not on it."
"Here's a handful of Sympathy!"