Carol Baumann on the Death of Emma Jung
Dear Katy: –
Possibly this will catch you before you go to England or the Riviera?
It was pleasant to have your good letter, last Xmas & to catch a glimpse of you at Jung’s birthday celebration …. I think you did speak to Peggy [her daughter] at the Jung celebrations?
I have 4 grandchildren too now – … Unfortunately I have not seen the last two!
We were all so overwhelmed in losing Mrs. Jung – such a huge gap in our ranks.
But she had a beautiful death, & it is such a blessing that she could go without a long lingering illness.
The night before she died, she said good-bye to each member of family & the next day slipped away in her sleep.
I went to see her lying-instate – like a medieval Queen – so beautiful & serene in the solemn majesty of Death … Dr. Jung is getting on remarkably well, in his deep sorrow.
Ruth Bailey has come to keep house for him – you know she was friends of both, & has often visited here & in Bollingen, & knows all the ropes.
She just lost (in Oct.) her last living brother – so everything fits together well.
Let me know when you pass through Zurich again & come to see my house!
Every wish for Christmas & the coming year!
Carol Baumann ~Carol Baumann, Jung My Mother and I, Pages 493-594