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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

May you both be united now and rest in peace

I received a call from my parents Monday afternoon to tell me that my grandmother had passed away. She was 86 years old. In a way it was sort of expected eventually since she was gradually going downhill. She was living at a nursing home and was having a lot of memory issues and just general dementia. But it was still a shock since I didn't really expected it to happen "just like that" out of the blue.

From what I have been told I guess she had lunch that day and when the nurse checked on her again she said she was looking pale and went to get the doctor but when the doctor checked she was already gone. I guess at least it was very quick and not painful.

I have decided to go to Austria for the funeral. I know it's a long trip but it just seems like the right thing to do. I am leaving next week Wed. (21st), arriving in Vienna Thursday morning. The funeral will be held on Friday at noon. I will stay until Monday (26th). It's a short trip and short notice fares to Europe are ridicously expensive but what are you gonna do ? You can't make plans for these kind of things.

The picture I have posted was taken in June 1980. I was not even a year old (hence the baby carriage). I was always very close to my grandparents while growing up. My grandfather would take me iceskating, to the circus, to the park, ... and I would bake cookies with my grandmother. My grandfather passed away when I was 15 so my grandmother outlived him by about almost 11 years. I hope they are together again and happy in heaven. May they rest in peace. :)

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To finish is a sadness to a writer - a little death. He puts the last word down and it is done. But it isn't really done. The story goes on and leaves the writer behind, for no story is ever done.
-John Steinbeck

Posted by: Sarah | Jun 15, 2006 11:38:09 PM

i'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Take comfort in the fact that you have such lovely memories.

Posted by: jo | Jun 19, 2006 12:11:49 PM

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