i found out today that i lost a friend. i worked with lorna coley when i was an assistant manager in a group home. she was a gentle woman, she was so sweet and calm, and never lost her cool.
she understood that i was a bad passenger, but insisted on driving once a week, because it wasn’t fair to me that she got to ride along every afternoon that we transported clients.
she would often hum to herself, and in all the time that i knew her, she’d only hum 2 songs, and occasionally let out the words. the first was “Then sings my soul, My Saviour, God, to Thee How great thou art How great thou art….” and the other was Let me Clear my Throat – DJ Kool. i always smiled to myself when she was humming, wondering which song it was going to be.
i enjoyed every shift i worked with her, everything seemed to go smoothly, she was a hard worker and a sweet lady. when i was promoted and moved along to another home, i’d run into her and she’d make sure i was doing ok, and ask when i was coming back to her house.
i’m sure there’s a lot more that is going to happen with this news story, and i’m not sure about how i feel about any of it, other than sad that my buddy is gone, murdered by some crazy crazy man, but i do know that i will miss her.