Bronwyn Norman, my neighbour, died last Sunday. Aged 58 or 59 she left 8 kids and 12 grandkids, all healthy and well educated with good memories of her. From what I understand she had refused the option of an organ transfer and went to France instead. Literally a swan song, topping a great life of travel and service to our town. Her funeral was attended and her casket borne by people in positions, not of power, but of responsibility... our old mayor, the current headmaster, the SES captain, the major orchard owner and the like... Indeed a life well lived and gracefully concluded.