Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Warning: this one's not funny

I feel weird coming here to write about this, and even more weird since I'm kind of half asleep which goes against my no blogging while asleep rule, but I found out a little while ago that my grandmother died tonight. She was 98, so not exactly ripped from the prime of life by death's bony claws, but death kind of blows regardless, except not to the little bugs I find in my kitchen which I kill indiscriminantly. Except sometimes I just squish them and I don't think those chitenous little things are damaged. They just hitch a ride on a paper towel to the trash can. So I guess what I wanted to say is that I think it's weird that my brain felt like a big bag of jet puffed marshmallows left in the backseat of a car while my grandmother meanwhile was dying. That's all. Now I'm going to go toss and turn for a few hours. I figure if I time it right I can drift off to sleep right as my alarm is set to go off. I've been waking up to the "calypso" pre-set ring on my new phone. It's very peppy. Like there's a very peppy, very tiny steel drum band banging me awake. That's not a double entendre. Not intentional, that is.

9 comments:

spaceagent said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Alison. Please be good to yourself over the coming days and weeks, and spend lots of time with friends and family too.

My grandmother died when I was 13 (she lived with us) and since then I've lost both my mother and father. It's never easy, but I know they're all in a better place. And I'm so incredibly thankful for all they did for me when I was growing up.

Love and Best Wishes!

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you Alison and your family. I'm sure it's difficult. It was good to see that you're in good spirits. Humor is the spice of life. I pray that you and your family can find comfort as you go through the grieving process. God bless you.

Michael.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about your grandmother. she did live a full life and just cherish the memories that you had with her.

Ted the Philosopher said...

Alison,

Remember the end to "The Road Not Taken"
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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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Celebrate your grandmother's path and always live your own testimonial: "I am a vivacious person with effervescent thoughts and bubbly feelings"...doing this will make her proud!

I'm sorry for your loss!

RICH said...

98! We are all in a contest to see how long we can hang in here. Your grany made it to 98 so that puts her on the All Star team. Being a part of you she must have been hot stuff with a great sense of humor. Remember her often and learn from good things about her life.
Rich N

Konrad said...

Sorry for your loss. I know how you feel, I recently just lost my grandfather. Take care.

Brent said...

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your grandmother. But we could all hope to have 98 good years on this planet to be shared with people that love us. She was lucky.

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Alison. I lost my grandmother when I was 29. But it never matters what their age or ours are. It's always difficult.
My family uses humor and sarcasm for almost everything. Especially situations like these. It's always made it easier for me. That and remembering the good times.
My thoughts are with you and yours.

B.G.

wm said...

Al,

I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma. Hope you are doing okay.

WM