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A time to grieve

August 15th, 2006 at 01:30 pm

I feel like it has been awhile since I visited this site. I used to have the luxury of using the internet all the time when I arrive home from work. Well I can say I have been definitely sleeping better.

My grandfather passed away. He was a jolly good man and I really enjoyed the time I had with him. They think he had a heart attack because he fell from the bed. It was also his time to be called to go home as he was in his late 80's.

I am flying to Montana this Wednesday. With the discount, still the cost of my tickets is crazy! Almost 700 dollars for a round trip from the Bay Area to Montana!! Montana does not have heavy traffic and the mountains are in the way. It has always been cheaper for me to fly to Hawaii or Florida or NY. This is going to be a financial setback for me but happy was able to purchase the ticket from my savings rather than use of credit card. I just won’t be able to apply a large amount of additional payments to my debts this month. Family is first for me and I will do anything to be there for them.

It's strange to go back home. My brother passed away a few years and that was hard as he was the first member in our intermediate family to go home. For my mom's generation, it will be the first time someone in their intermediate family to go home. It’s strange for my brother and sister to watch them as we had that taste already. I am worried about my grandma... she married my grandpa at age 20 and they are only two weeks apart in age. He has fought in WWII and was a walking history book.

When I think of my Grandfather, he was always waving his hand and in sign language saying "I Love You” He never forgot his signs and often had to remind others how to do it.

I will miss him.

If anyone is interested.. here is the link of my granfather and a funny short story.


9 Responses to “A time to grieve”

  1. fern Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My grandparents were precious to me as well, and I miss them still.

  2. Gruntina Says:

    Thanks fern! Its an honor to have precious grandparents and I am thankful for that.

  3. annab Says:

    my sympathies are with you and your family.

  4. ima saver Says:

    I am so sory for your loss. All of my grandparents had passed by the time I was 11, so i have very little memory of them.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    Sorry to hear of your grandfathers passing. Family is precious! I am so glad you could buy the ticket without hardship! Enjoy spending time with your family!

  6. boomeyers Says:

    P.S. (Love the story and the picture! Who gets custody of the sandwich??)

  7. carol Says:

    So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you had such good times with him and memories to cherish forever.

    This has been a sad day for me. I called the middle school where my sons will be going, to check about their bus route and found out that school will be postponed until next Monday the 21st. The reason? Three local high school teenagers were killed in an accident yesterday afternoon on their way to Springfield, MO to shop for clothes for school. Teenagers + careless + reckless + no seatbelts = 3 funerals. This makes me sick at heart but also angry at such senseless deaths. I will be hand delivering sympathy cards to the high school principal tomorrow. What a way to start the new school year!

  8. homebody Says:

    He looks like he was a lovely man. My sympathies to you and your family.

  9. koppur Says:

    I'm so sorry got your loss. Blessings with you and your family.

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