Three days after my mother died, someone at Woodland Terrace sent me a sympathy card. I received it when we returned to Los Angeles from Florida on the 28th.
The front of the card states:
WITH DEEP SYMPATHY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME
Inside is written, “To the family of Kathleen Gagne,” above the text:
PLEASE KNOW THAT GOD’S LOVE SURROUNDS YOU AT YOUR TIME OF PAIN, AS DOES MINE. IF I CAN HELP, PLEASE KNOW THAT I’M HERE FOR YOU.
It’s signed by Cherry, Rebecca, Heather, Angelyne, Marilyn, Vanessa, Sylvia, Susan M., Ashley, Erica, Ida, and “Social Services”. Most of them added, “Sorry for your loss,” or something similar.
Looking at it makes me nauseous.