My mother's friend is a divorcee. For that generation, they were rare. She depended heavily on her parents for support. Her father was near immobile and her mother had suffered cancer. I often wondered what she would do once they were gone.
This morning aunty called. Her mother had passed away. Her father was inconsolable.
She would have to grow up and take care of him and herself.
I hope they find the strength to cope.
The title is courtesy a forward from hastobeme.