March
12th 2008
Family funeral blogging, redux

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You won’t believe it, but my grandmother died Monday morning, so it’s back to the ancestral homelands again with me.  My grandmother was, for less than a month, the widow of the grandfather who died in February.  They were each other’s second spouses–both had been widowed–but were married 33 years, which is a pretty good run for a first marriage, even.  Many older couples slip away in close succession, especially in cases where one may have been holding on in order to take care of the other.  She had a good death (praise be to Morpheus).  She really enjoyed seeing her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren again at Grampa’s funeral last month.  She’s my last grandparent to go, so it’s an end to an era of family life.  Back next week. 

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7 Responses to “Family funeral blogging, redux”

  1. Ari on 12 Mar 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    Ugh, this is just terribly sad: losing the last the grandparent. I’m very, very sorry.

  2. David on 12 Mar 2008 at 8:34 pm #

    Very sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts.

  3. ortho stice on 12 Mar 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    Hi Historiann. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she lived a long happy life and you have some good memories of the times you spent together.
    My condolences to you and your family.

  4. Bing McGhandi on 12 Mar 2008 at 10:26 pm #

    I’m sorry for your loss. 33 years is not bad at all.

    HJ

  5. Rad readr on 12 Mar 2008 at 10:41 pm #

    Sorry to hear about another loss in such a short period. Hugs to you and your family. RL

  6. GayProf on 13 Mar 2008 at 9:22 am #

    I am really sorry about you having to face another loss.

  7. Clio Bluestocking on 13 Mar 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    You have my sympathies.

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