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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Johnston's Jottings: A difficult battle ahead

  • This is a difficult column to write – I'm dying, but then, everyone is! I think I'm "ready" but who really is?
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  • This is a difficult column to write – I'm dying, but then, everyone is! I think I'm "ready" but who really is?
    You see, I have cancer – again! This is the third time for me. I have beaten it twice before, and with a lot of prayers, I will beat it again! You see, I really don't have time to die right now. I do have a lot of preparations already finished. My affairs are almost in order. I have my estate (such as it is) in a trust. I have several bequests made, including my church, etc.. Yes, I think I am 'right' with God!
    My obituary is almost ready – I need an-up-to date picture, and that will be finished. I need to plan the sale of my house, but am started on that. My funeral is planned, and paid for, the stone is placed, but needs only the date of death added.
    I don't want to be a burden on my girls, so have a long-term nursing home plan that will take over when necessary.
    But wait – I need to finish raising my grandson Matthew who with his mother lives with me. My yard needs attention, I help with Meals on Wheels once a week – I have several things that need doing. Again, I repeat, I really don't have time to die just now. I need your prayers, and I'll try to keep "kicking" for awhile yet.
    Thankfully, I have great doctors, great family, great church, and even greater faith.
    Please pray for me.
    Annie Johnston is a Leavenworth resident and wife of the late J.H. Johnston III, former Times publisher.

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