Babette's Plaque / Stone.
27 November 2021
Well we've been invading your "Inbox" every day this week, so I'm not going to do the same thing, other than this, obviously, is also cluttering it up. So I thought I'd just let you know that Babette's Stone / Plaque is now in place over her buried ashes, in St Marys Church churchyard*, Chart Lane, Reigate.
We thought for quite some time before settling on the inscription. But once said out loud by, I think, Jeranne, we all agreed that this was more than anything, the maxim by which she lived her life. Even when she discovered she had cancer the first time, in 2012, her reaction was to try to understand why she had cancer. From her discoveries, the belief grew that the cancer was there as a warning, to her, that she needed to change things in her life. This she did and started to look after herslf better. And indeed this worked for over 6 years. So, to her, cancer was, as she often said, a friend, an early warning system!
So "Everything that happens to us in life, is good".
I trust you have pleasant and peaceful weekend despite the onslaught of emails that will inevitably come flying hither and thither.
*Directions. Walk towards the church main entrsance and just before it there's a path leading off, left into the graveyard, and over against the far hedge there's a wooden bench (the one I mentioned a few emails back where some of the local youths meet to drink, smoke and generally enjoy themselves). As you walk toward the bench her stone is over to the right roughtl half way to it.