Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Death in the (extended) family

Harriet's great aunt (her grandma's sister) died last night.
She called me at 12:30 this morning to tell me. I doubt she'll be back in school for the rest of the week, especially since her great-aunt lived out of town, so I'm gonna try to get her assignments for her. I don't have all the same classes, so that's not gonna be easy.
I still haven't made up my mind on running for class president, but I'm getting a lot of pressure from both on and offline friends to run, and Megan even suggested I resign my position at the paper to run against Meredith. "There's no way she can coast into office unopposed," Megan said.
Speaking of Meredith, she came by the office today and she's already put out an ad in the paper with her picture on it and the slogan "Hop to Hopkins." Her smug mug already makes me gag.
My party the other night was pretty nice; although Harriet seemed kinda distracted. I now know why. She said her great-aunt actually used to sit for her sometimes. I never actually met the lady but she sounded real sweet.
And I think this explains some of Harriet's strange behavior over the last several weeks. I've already mentioned that she has an incredibly large and close-knit extended family that includes a lot of cousins and the like.
I'll probably go to her house tomorrow or so, if they're home.


Cali Hazelwood said...

Poor Harriet! That's really sad that her great-aunt died. I hope she feels better!


Abby said...

Aww, I can't believe it. It's so sad. Feel better Harriet.

Avery V. said...

I'm so sorry! I hope Harriet is okay! :) Hugs!

Sophie Amélie said...

Hey Haley, I just wanted to extend my condolences. :( I hope Harriet and her family are doing okay; losing a loved one is definitely not easy. Tell her to hang in there.