Yesterday I lost a friend to Covid.
We had a little group here in our condominium which used to meet once a week to do handicrafts together. You took along whatever you were working on and spent an afternoon chatting and drinking tea and often someone would bring something to nibble. There were the usual knitting and crochet, embroidery and even some tatting as well as decoupage and other handicrafts, with the more skilled helping those who wanted to try something new. My friend was probably the most skilled of all of us and very generous with her help.
When the pandemic started a couple of years ago naturally our meetings ceased since we are all elderly and therefore at risk. We retreated to our boltholes and only kept in touch from time to time. I heard that my friend, one of the youngest of our group had died of Covid yesterday It was a shock as I hadn´t even known she was ill.
Apparently her daughter and then her husband (who had survived 4 heart attacks!) caught the virus but only mildly. Then she came down with it last week and died two days later. She was fully vaccinated, in her early sixties and in good health. It is very sad.