10 May 1948 – 14 September 1998
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 11:22:39 +1000
To: bobm@agsm.edu.au
Subject: Realization

Dear Bob,
Please excuse this imposition on your privacy at this time.

I write to attempt to express my deepest sympathy to you and your dear children on the passing of the courageous and beautiful Hazel.

Recently I’ve wondered why your steady stream of good-humour onto my laptop has dried up..and in speaking to my son Jesse at dinner last night, and recieving the sad news, I began to have a realization.

Hazel told me at Amanda Barnes’s birthday party about the e-mail jokeline and indeed about her condition. I didn’t take it on board at all until last night when the image of Hazel came back to me. I remembered passing her as she walked down Darling Street, tall and elegant on a beautiful sunny morning around this time last year. All the pieces fell into place.

Once again, please accept my commiserations on your terrible loss and all of our wishes of strength, light and courage to you and your kids.



Robert was an acquantance of Hazel’s and mine.

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