Companion to Susan Armstrong-Magidson

September 15, 1992 - February 10, 2007

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Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 10:50PM

It is with great saddness I announce the crossing of Lulabelle
Lulabelle passed with the dignity she lived

We all will miss her,
she was a great pig.


I’ll lend you for a little while
My grandest pig, He said.
For you to love while she’s alive
And mourn for when she’s dead.

It may be one or twenty years,
Or months or days, you see.
But will you, till I take her back
Take care of her for me?

She’ll bring her charms to gladden you,
And should her stay be brief
You’ll have such treasured memories
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught on earth
I want this pig to learn.

I’ve looked the wide world over
In my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes
With trust, I selected you.

Now will you give her all your love?
Not think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I must return
To take her back again?

I know you’ll give her tenderness
And love will bloom each day.
And for the happiness you’ll know,
Forever grateful stay.

But should I come and call for her
Much sooner than you planned,
You’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And someday you’ll understand.

-Author Unknown-