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September 30, 2005



Hi, Michele sent me.

That was a very nice post. I think we all have different ways of verbally and nonverbally saying goodbye. Remember, there's no right and wrong time to say goodbye to a lost loved one.

Hugs to you.


Very well written. Everyone expresses grief, lost and love in different ways. I agree with mimi - there's no right or wrong to it. And Michele sent me.


If you write about them, and detail the experiences you shared or the reasons you loved them, they will live forever in your memory and in those of your decendants.


((((((((((((hugs))))))))))) sweety. nicely written. :-)


I lost my grandfather last Nov. I miss him. This is a great post, I am all weepy. Thanks.

Love the quote, I may have to borrow it ;)


Wonderful eulogy -- I know they are so very proud of you as we all are -- the 3 of them are probably sipping a little "Kriger" wine in a wonderful toast to their little girl!!!!


I'm always envious of folks who had a good relationship with their grandparents. Mine were indifferent, but my father's aunt Ligia was in all respects our grandmother, and no one in our family has been the same since her death.

Here via Michele.


great post. it is never easy to lose a loved one. even more so when the passing is sudden. the good memories, though, will remain for always. thanks for sharing your feelings. here via michele. :)

Maria Morris-Burke

Yes, there is great sadness in losing those we love and comfort in memories. I would love for my children to read this. I think sometimes that they believe I will live forever and that they take the time we have left for granted.
This was a beautiful post. Michele sent me.


Angela, thanks for coming by (twice). Now Michele sent me back!


Angela, I feel the same way!! I dreaded Mema's passing for years - I thought it would be too difficult to deal with. So I have been so suprized at the surrealness of it too. I think of her still in her house playing dominoes or doing a crossword puzzle, like she is going to be there the next time I go to visit. I too get sad, and happy, when I recount all of the wonderful memories I shared with her. She will always be alive to me that way. Good job expressing your feelings. I have to go find a tissue box now. I love you!!


yeah, what Shelley said. I wonder if there's something in the air, I've been thinking about Mema and Pepere a lot for the past few days. I'm glad you were able to get out in some sensible way what we all seem to be feeling.

Crazy MomCat

Wow, I can so relate to this post. My grandmother passed away over a year ago and the things you said about accepting the reality that it will always be diferent now, well that's hard for me too.


Nicely put Angela. Even though I was able to see Pepere right before he passed and saw that he was gone, I still know that he is sitting in his recliner across from Memere, both of them nodding off to the sound of the baseball game on TV. We were so lucky to have him for as long as we did. I Love you!


There's no question it is never easy to handle death, and the holidays always make it more difficult. I'm just like you in that it's hard for me to verbalize my emotions, and I'm not sure why. In losing people around me, I've tried to be better at it, but it's still a struggle.


I hear things like this over and over again when I make my Hospice calls. Unless you lived with the person who passed on, it's easy to forget that they're gone.

How many times have I heard, "I still pick up the phone to call her and then I remember..."

And for what it's worth, you may have not said it enough while they were alive, but I have no doubt that they knew you loved them.

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