Saturday, March 14, 2009

Just Popping In!

This morning was very hectic, but I have a lull period so I figure I should sort of explain my post from this morning! My grandmother called me this morning to tell me that my great-grandmother had died. I had been expecting it. My grandmother had called me on Wednesday to tell me that things were really bad, so we have been waiting. She took a further turn for the worst last night, so I expected to wake up to the phone call this morning. The timing is not exactly... ideal! My mother is on a cruise and won't be back until April and my uncle lives on the other side of the country. And, he is not a decision maker anyway. So, being the only person closeby I raced off so that my grandmother was not alone.

The funeral is not until the 6th. She was cremated. Have to wait until my mother gets home, of course. She doesn't even know, yet. My grandmother only told me. She didn't want to ruin my mother's trip. Now, I am trying to decide the next course of action. I actually think it would be better not to tell her, but with the obituary in the paper and the technological world that we live in I am afraid someone will get to her first without knowing that she doesn't know! My head hurts all ready. It amazes me how much my grandmother and uncle rely on my mother!

Oh, she was 101. I could not imagine being 101... One of her surviving sisters lost her son just recently to cancer and one of her brothers' wives died in February. It's been a funeral season so far...

19 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that. It's also bad timing for your mom. I don't know what I'd do either. Take care of yourself.

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  2. I'm so very sorry for your loss, even more so because of the timing. It is great that you are there to help out, but I'm sorry your mother won't find out about it until later. 101! Wow! I cannot imagine being that age, and yet if I had good health and my mind I certainly wouldn't be averse to living that long myself. Think of all she saw in 101 years! Amazing!

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  3. Condolences on the loss of your great grandmother. Death never comes at a good time, unfortunately. :(

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  4. Very sorry to hear about your great-grandmother, although I'm totally impressed with 101. I have a personal goal of living to age 100.

    As someone who helped my mom care for my grandmother until late last year, when she passed away, I can feel for you at this time. I know you don't want to ruin your mom's cruise, but as you say, she might read the obituary on her own. Imagine how bizarre that would feel. Perhaps telling her personally would be a kindness.

    ((hugs)) Kailana.

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  5. *sad noise* I'm sorry for your loss. Much strength to you and your family.

    Words always fail at such moments, but my thoughts go with you and your family.

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  6. how lucky you are to have had so many generations of your family alive!

    sorry for your loss, even if she did live so wonderfully long..

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  7. Sorry to hear about your loss, I hope your mother and grandmother are ok. 101, thats pretty amazing. What a life she must have had. Thinking of you.

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  8. I'm so sorry for your loss, Kailana!
    You are in my thoughts.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your great-grandma and that you have to be the one to tell your mom. You're in my thoughts!!

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about your great grandmother. I'll be thinking about you!

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  11. I'm so sorry, Kelly :( I hope you and your grandmother are doing okay.

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  12. I'm so sorry Kelly :( It's fantastic that she lived such a long life, but that probably doesn't make it any easier. Hugs to you and the fam.

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  13. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending you some virtual hugs.

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  14. I'm so sorry.I hope everything goes okay.

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  15. Oh Kailana, I'm so very sorry. Both for your loss and for the added stress. But wow...101! I hope they were a good 101 years.

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  16. I'm sorry this Kailana, not sure what I would do regarding your mother either. Thinking of you.

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kailana. I hope it all works out with the notification to your mother. Both thoughts are very viable. You will do the right thing though. I wish the rest of your family well.

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  18. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Kailana. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear about this :( Funerals are never fun.

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