Monday, March 11, 2013

Sad Mystery For Monday...!

Often it's the little things in life that become the most wondered about mysteries.

While the death of two people, especially those living in solitude, isn't really a mystery, the manner in which they died is! Here is the story.

Reclusive twins, 73, leave behind mystery in death
March 7, 2012 By Jim H

Patricia and Joan Miller were identical twins who pursued their dreams together. As a team, the Miller sisters met Bing Crosby, appeared on a TV show in the 1950s and purchased a house in California’s picturesque South Lake Tahoe.

Their shared life ended in a mysterious double-death at their home last week. One body was in a downstairs bedroom, and the other was in the hallway just outside. They were 73.

There was no blood, no signs of struggle. Nothing indicated that the women had persistent health troubles. Their longtime home was not unkempt, a likely sign of mental or physical illness. It was as if the two sisters, long each other’s only companion, could not live without each other, said Detective Matt Harwood with the El Dorado County sheriff’s office.

“My perception is one died and the other couldn’t handle it,” said Harwood, who has been unable to find any close friends or family members of the twins. “It appears purely natural, but we are still trying to piece it all together.”

Police usually do not release the names of the dead without first informing their relatives, but the sisters’ shrouded lives made that impossible, Harwood said.

Never married and without children or pets, the Miller sisters had long withdrawn into the four-bedroom home they purchased in 1976. When people called, the sisters came up with excuses to get off the phone. Without explanation, they stopped sending birthday cards to a childhood friend. And on the rare occasion when they left their home, the two women didn’t chat up the neighbors.

Read the rest of the story here.

Article by: Cristina Silva, Associated Press

Could the feeling of being totally alone after years of constant companionship be enough for a person to just die of a broken heart? That's something to think about, especially if you are a hermit and have no companion, don't you think? I really don't think I would ever feel so lonely that I would just curl up and die. Not my nature. Besides, I like being alone. In fact, I've always kinda liked it!

How about coffee in the kitchen this morning? I have some cream-filled devils food cookies to share!


Phioxee said...

this is interesting. theyre lives maybe that interconnected that even death cannot make them apart

Anonymous said...

Yes a sad mystery but then again they lived their lives as they wanted. I've heard about identical twins dying within days before and since they had no one else I guess this just came natural.
Have a great day!

HermitJim said...

Hey Phioxee...
It's sad to think that the lost of one could affect the other so much.

At least I guess they are at peace now!

Thanks so much for coming over today!

Hey Christer...
It is sad, but I guess that maybe they felt they had a full life, and it was time to move on to the next adventure.

I hope they are together now.

Thanks, my friend, for coming by this morning!

Modern Day Redneck said...

I suppose they lived the life they wanted. Good for them.
I know I tell my wife on many occasions that if I had the choice I would live without any other human interaction except for her. That if I could I would live as a "hermit."

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A sad tale, HJ, and I followed the link to read more about the Miller sisters. I understand that many folks prefer being alone, which is not the same as being lonely, myself included. And, having interests and/hobbies can help but it seems these twins only had each other and that was very sad.

Momlady said...

Guess they just enjoyed each other's company and had no use for the outside world.

Sixbears said...

There's a big difference between being alone and lonely.

linda m said...

I remember reading that story. I feel that the thought of living without the other twin was just too much for the remaining one and she just died. you here of this with older couples that have been married forever and they will die within minutes or hours of each other. Hopefully these 2 girls are together wherever they are. Have a great day.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -

As much as you like being alone, I hope you still like being with me, at least sometimes. And I'll sure miss you if you go before I do! In fact, I missed our Saturday visit, so I'll be over this week, ok?

Big hugs to you -

Dizzy-Dick said...

I guess when you loose someone who has been your constant companion since birth that you also loose the will to live.

JO said...

How very sad to cut themselves away from the world. I think that had to show some kind of mental illness. And yes quite the mystery.

Cream filled cookies and fresh coffee sounds wonderful.

JMD said...

Ok HJ, definitely need a mood lifter for tomorrow. OK?

HermitJim said...

Hey Redneck...
If you can live your own way, then who cares what others say?

Freedom means doing it your own way, even to death!

Thanks for coming by this morning!

Hey Beatrice...
One can only hope that their sadness is over, Still, I am saddened by the story just because of them not having some other connection at all!

Thanks so much for coming over today!

Hey Momlady...
I can understand that to qa certain degree.

Wonder why those of us that prefer not to socialize are considered strange?

Thanks, Lady, for coming by this morning!

Hey Sixbears...
That there is, my friend. That there is!

Many thanks for the visit today!

Hey Linda...
I, too, have heard the stories of long married couples passing very close together.That's something, isn't it?

I appreciate the visit this morning!

Hey Sis...
Always look forward to your visits. I know that Mom does to!

Don't worry, I plan to be around for a while yet.

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
Sounds like that's what happened, doesn't it?

In a way it's understandable, I guess. Non the less, it's sad!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by this morning!

Hey Jo...
I don't think they were necessarily unbalanced, but it was strange that they avoided all outside contact when possible.

Still, it was their choice so...more power to them!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey JMD...
I'll certainly do what I can as far as the mood lifter is concerned.

I'll try and find something to make you smile a bit! OK?

Thanks for coming over today!

BBC said...

Hum, I enjoy being alone but I also enjoy company, the right company anyway.

I have interests to tackle when alone, just started putting a gun together from a kit, it will take a while to do a nice job.

Practical Parsimony said...

I like a certain amount of alone time. But, I would like a male companion. I could if I were willing to settle. I think the sad part is one could not continue on without the other. If they did not want the outside world, that just seems to be what they preferred.