I just had to take a moment to say thanks to everyone for making this week a little more bearable for me. It’s been a bad one.
My grandmother died on Saturday, of bone cancer. Her funeral was yesterday. She was a great lady, and I miss her terribly.
But she also was the type of person that simply went on. Things happened, she dealt with them, and just moved on. She had to–she had six children and five stepchildren. At one point, there were nine kids living in her house, from elementary to high school age.
She never really had a break from that kind of thing. While her youngest child was still in high school, her elderly parents moved in with her & her husband. My great-grandfather died in 1988. My great-grandmother is still living, and was living with and being cared for by my grandmother, until she went into the hospital five weeks ago.
Coming here every day has been a great help. My grandmother appreciated humor. I don’t know if she would have liked the Dick Haiku, but it sure cracked me up. Sharing the stories of how I lost my virginity (Gary Coleman Announcement thread) and how I met my husband (How You Met Your Mate?) has made me spend some time thinking about my own life, and my family, and how much I love them.
And the Guy Stuff thread…what can I say. I have been laughing at that one for almost two weeks now, and it gets better by the day. Now we’re on a road trip. I can’t wait to see where we’ll end up. My grandmother was married three times, and eight of the eleven kids she raised were boys. If she could see that thread, I honestly think all she’d do is shake her head and say “boys will be boys. But you really need to use some coasters.”
Thanks for keeping my spirits up!