sorry about your Grandpa.
I'm so sorry. :(
My grandpa died in December.
If you need a shoulder, I'm here.
My grandpa died <= Sorry to hear it...
2002-03-12 01:54 pm (UTC)
I've only been to one funeral myself, also my grandfather. It was.. unreal. And creepy.
Partly because I know what they do to prep the bodies. (Friend of mine is going to mortician school.) Trust me, ignorance is bliss.
He looked like a wax dummy laying in a coffin. He had always been a tad pale and of course had liverspots (who dosen't at 81?) but his complexion was too.... I dunno. At first I want to say perfect but.. no, he looked like a wax dummy. That orangish color to him.. It just didn't look like him. My grandmother was standing next to the coffin, clutching his hand.
I couldn't bring myself to get closer than a few feet.
They made me a pallbearer. I tried not to think about what I was carrying.
Blah enough. I have a big journal entry about it somewhere but I can't find it.
Hope you're doing ok.
I'm sorry. That would be so hard for me.
Are you in Northern Iowa? I'm in southern Wisconsin/Minnesota. Yeah.
whoa, that's just plain bizarre.
which town in iowa are you in?
Sorry about your grandfather Brad.
i'm happy you had fun on your trip::HUG::
it's good that his death wasn't a surprise, but i'm still sorry you had that loss
looks like you'll be busy... drop me a line if you wanna kick it (if you get a free chance...)
2002-03-12 03:52 pm (UTC)
I WILL GO FOR YOU
I WILL GO! don't i need a scantron?
my friends are going so if you reply with the necessary info (student number, full name, etc or whatever i need for the scantron) and times i may be able to work it out
Let me know
I am so very sorry about the death of your Grandfather. I am glad that the LJ stuff in Austin went well and later when you have time, I hope you will post some photos or at least tell us what you thought of Austin. God bless!
Sorry about your Grandpa.
Nice meeting you though.
Sorry about your grandfather.
You are living quite the jetset life.
> This library computer sucks. And I had to sign an agreement saying
> I wouldn't surf 640x480, 256 color, Pentium porn. Serious. So slow.
Welcome to the midwest.
sorry about your grandpa.
hope you get through it ok. funerals are a generally unsettling experience.
I'm sorry about your grandfather Brad.
Glad you liked the party... that Shiner beer is damn good stuff. Sorry to hear about your grandfather. I was wondering why you were flying off to somewhere other than SEA.
I don't like funerals much, and family funerals least of all. Best you can do is just to talk about any particularly good memories you have, really.
Looks like I'll be driving down to LA. Find a big mailing tube for the banner and bring it with you, if possible. I'll use it for Atlanta, and for a few conferences around here, if possible. There is a small O'Reilly conference in a few months, and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) on July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA. (This also coincides with the Perl Conference
Want to fly in for that and do a lightning talk
? I'll see about getting us a booth and hopefully a party organized too. I was also going to have the S.F. LJ Bash
sometime around then. I could shoot for having it either the weekend before or afterwards, if you'd like to attend. I'm planning on it having a big party at the DNA Lounge.
Sorry to hear about your grandfather Brad. Funerals are never too much fun but they can allow alot of closure for some people.
I had a family funeral to attend today but i chose not to go... i felt that i could remember her better in my own way than by attending a crematorium that scares the bejesus out of me..
I hope that you are doing okay and that all this travel isn't taking to much of a toll on you.
sorry to hear about your grandpa. my granddad died in january. it was weird for me too. still is.
I am also sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather, Brad. Cherish the memories and the fact that you had a grandfather. Maybe unlike most people in here I never had any grandparents because they all passed away before I was born. So I was always left with a serious void inside of myself of never having any grandparents, or never getting to even meet them. When I was really little, I'd be in school and other kids would talk about their grandparents and I'd always have that void inside of me never having one. Right now my dad is really ill with kidney failure and I am really young in comparison. So I guess that instead of a grandparent being older and/or ill, I am dealing with my father being ill on dialysis having to get 3 blood transfusions a week. And all I can say is that it is really difficult for me. He almost passed away 2 times in the past 5 years. So, no grandparents for me, and a father who is seriously ill. It's difficult and I am so scared. The one picture I saw in here of an older man and a baby made me want to cry. But at least things like www.deadjournal.com can pick me up on the days in my life that aren't too sunny. You have a good sense of humor. ;)
2002-03-13 07:17 pm (UTC)
The one picture I saw in here of an older man and a baby...
sorry. that was me. that's a picture of my granddad and i when i was about two years old.
sorry to hear your father isn't doing well.
Awww. It was a nice picture. How special that it was of you and your granddad. It just reminded me of my father and how fragile life and everything else is. You are sweet. Thanks for showing some caring. :)
OK now I am crying :-( It was that picture because it reminded me of my very ill father.
My grandfather passed when I was about your age, it's tough, need a friend, just hollar.
2002-03-14 07:17 am (UTC)
Sorry for your grandad.
my greatest condolences to you and your family.
Irreparable invalid markup ('<i'm>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]
my greatest condolences to you and your family.
<I'm back after months of inactive>