In her sleep, aged 93. A good run, except the past few years with an inoperable broken hip. I was expecting it for as long with every call from a Seattle area code. She kept her spirits up (thank you, Jesus, for opiates), and I’m announcing, not looking for sympathy, but wanted to share this:
Sunday a priest dropped by for last rights. After he left she turned to my SIL and said, “He’s kinda cute!” Yeah, that’s me all over, and explains a lot.
Sorry for your loss, dropzone. Great that you can have a sense of humor through it all.
It’s never easy saying goodbye. Even when someone lives into their nineties. We still wish for more time.
Sorry for your loss. Your mom sounds like quite a character.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
My condolences for your loss. I can see where you get your wit.
So sorry for your loss. You make it clear that she will be missed.
Oh no I am sorry, Dropzone
dropzone, my condolences. I admire your philosophical acceptance of what we all face sooner or later. You are a living tribute to the her memory. I am sure she always was aware of that and was proud. Hugs to you.
Actually, we played games with it and didn’t tell my brothers.
FTR, she was the “respectable” one and would chide (encouragingly) my father and brothers for taking it too far at the dinner table, where I learned, as Number 3 Son (federal judge, endlessly smart but crazy bro, territorial attorney general, telemarketer, eventual senior partner younger bro), I was fucked if I couldn’t keep up. A hard lesson to learn in the third grade, but a lesson to learn, and accept. With ritalin, but they hadn’t invented ADD.
Aww, I’m sorry, dropzone. She sounds like she was a character.
Sorry for your loss, dropzone. Thanks for sharing your memories - hope to read some more, because a personality that big with 93 years of history behind it must have left an endless list of great stories
Vale** dropmum.** You managed to bring a (vaguely) decent fella into this world, so kudos.
I’m so very sorry for your loss…
I’m sorry to hear this, and I’m happy she wasn’t in any pain.
That’s the thing: she was in pain. Lots of it, if she paid it any mind. But she didn’t.
My sympathies and prayers are with you. Eternal rest grant to her, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.