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Vila i Frid, Grandpa

My grandpa died this past week. Yup, that's what's up with me. He passed in the early hours on Tuesday, Oct 5th. I was notified the evening before that the hospice personnel was of the opinion that he was actively dying, so it wasn't a shock when my mum called me at 2 or so… Continue reading Vila i Frid, Grandpa

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Medical, memories, Uncategorized

Fly free, Ada.

"How many towels, d'you think we need?" I asked my partner. "I dunno... Six?" "Hmmmm," I said before reaching out and grabbing handfuls of towels, washclothes, and a hospital gown. "This should be plenty." We both sighed, and turned back out of the linen closet. As we got to her room, I turned again to… Continue reading Fly free, Ada.

Husband, Uncategorized

My own house

My grandpa has but months to live - they finally gave an actual prognosis to him yesterday. I'm skeptical that he'll take that long (4-6 months) though I did tell my mother last week my opinion was that if he decided he had the fortitude and will to live I could see him making it… Continue reading My own house

Best of, depression, Uncategorized

Please… Don’t [Commit Suicide]

I got an email today from a lady that requested that I share a video of her daughter on my blog. At first I wasn’t sure if it could possibly be spam, maybe it is, but I decided that it was a heartfelt written email. Noting the content it seemed appropriate that she had chosen… Continue reading Please… Don’t [Commit Suicide]

memories

In Memorium

  Today I got a package from my mother. She had let me know it was coming; she told me there'd be old home movies and Jello molds (for Chrissakes, Ma! Stop sending me Jello molds!) But she didn't forewarn me about the envelope she had tucked at the bottom of the box. I pulled… Continue reading In Memorium

Best of, Medical, memoir, memories

Vollie News: Excerpt #1 “I Made a Joke”

  9N was hard work, but that is not why I transferred from the unit. I had started school by this time, and they would not work with me with my schedule. I knew there were several other units that would work with students, so after nine months I started looking at internal listings. There… Continue reading Vollie News: Excerpt #1 “I Made a Joke”