Thursday, March 27

Perhaps The Perfect Way To Die

Bridge hand

I don't know much about the bridge card game, but 80 year old Wendy Brown did. The Cornwall Contract Bridge Association described her as being 'Cornwall's highest ranked player - a Premier Life Master with nearly 350 green points.'

Sadly she has died, but in what would have been a special way for her.

Mrs Brown was playing bridge, during her regular Tuesday night game with friends. She died while holding a 'phenomenally rare' 29 points. The odds of receiving such a hand are said to be 150,00 to 1.

Fellow players called for an ambulance but paramedics were unable to revive her. So she died, with a perfect bridge hand, while indulging in her life long passion, and surrounded by her friends.

Her son, Charlie Brown, is quoted as saying, "When all is said and done, it was a lovely way to go. I can imagine the smile on her face when she looked at the cards and she knew she had a winning hand. She died doing what she loved to do,"

If we really do have to 'go' one day it's probably the perfect way: indulging our passion while surrounded by friends and loved ones.

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  1. Suzie09:28

    Leaving this world with a smile sounds good, if only it was always that way. And it depends what your 'passion' is ..

    1. I suppose most of us don't want to think about such things but it would be especially good to be with loved ones.

  2. What an intriguing story. And I agree, what better way to pass on than doing what you love!

  3. I remember a British comedian, Tommy Cooper, who died on stage while also live on television. He died while making people laugh.