April 15, 2009
Woman publishes book full of text messages sent to her dead husband's cell phone
A 65-year-old woman of Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, will publish a book of e-mail messages she sent to the cell phone of her husband after he died of an asbestos-related disease to mark the first anniversary of his death this month. Asia Daily News reports.
Toshiko Fukuda expresses her grief over the loss of her husband, who died at age 69, and her enduring affection for him in the book, titled “Job Transfer to Heaven Without Family–I Wanted to Be With You Longer).
... Fukuda has never forgotten to charge her husband’s cell phone. But one concern is that the messages received on his phone will eventually disappear as new ones come in. Hoping to keep them as a record, she has compiled about 50 messages and a written memoir about the days they spent together.
“I hope this book will deepen people’s understanding of asbestos-related diseases and help lead to early detection and a cure,” she said.
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