R.I.P.

Lisa Currie Branch.

She was smart and funny and full of heart.

She was tall and gorgeous and had a beautiful smile.

She was an artist and a farmer and a nurse.

She was a mother and a grandmother and an aunt.

She was a daughter and a friend and a niece.

Lisa taught me how to drive a car and how to smoke, and how to know a watermelon is ripe by thumping it.

She paid me to babysit her kids on Saturday nights, and introduced me to the Stones and the Eagles and Creedence.

She drew wildly imaginative things on my paper-sack bookcovers and tried – Lord how she tried – to teach me to draw and dance.

Lisa was often troubled, but she was never bitter or mean, and she always made time for people.

She was always kind, and she was a hoot to be around.

There will never be another like her, and my heart just aches for her loss.

When I was little, I didn’t have friends, I had cousins, and Lisa was one of my best ones.

I’m just so sorry she’s gone.

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14 Responses to R.I.P.

  1. Carrie says:

    Im so sorry Susan

  2. ellen herbert says:

    My condolences – it is clear what she means to you.

  3. Susan, I do so wish she could have read what you just posted about her. I hope all the family gets a chance to read it.

  4. Tanya says:

    I’m so sorry, Susan.

  5. beth says:

    so sorry for your loss….

  6. Julie White Newsome says:

    Susan, I am extremely sad to hear about Lisa. You are so correct about her being one of a kind. She was always nice to me and did a loving job of taking care of Granny Browning, Grandma LeMerle, and Dad at different times when she was still in the nursing practice. I’m sorry for the whole family for losing Lisa but my heart especially goes out to Ms Carolyn and Mr Currie. It’s never easy to lose a child especially one who was as full of life as Lisa.

    • S. says:

      She really was one of a kind, and she was a firecracker.

      I’m glad that she got to spend time with Granny and Miss LaMerle, for their sakes, but mostly for hers. I was thinking that she’s with my grandmother and Tot now, but reading your comment, I realize she’s also with them and Mr. Browning. What more could she need?

      I had thought to get by today, but time got away from me. I’d love to come by next time, if that’s okay.

  7. Amanda says:

    Want to hear more about her. Can I just go ahead and sign you up to give my eulogy when I meet my maker? You are soooooo wonderful with words—gifted indeed.

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