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Eireann
02-25-2009, 07:48 PM
I just got the news. He died this morning.

My grandfather was my favorite grandparent. He loved people, and he was always making friends wherever he went. He was a real cowboy; he used to own a ranch, and he grew up in a sparsely settled area where horseback was the most common form of transportation.

He was funny as hell, with a very salty, racy sense of humor. He told me stories about his parents and grandparents; I remember looking at photos of his family while he told me about them.

He used to visit us on his way through town. He was always hitting the road to just see the places and people he knew, and there were a lot of them. We'd break into the ice cream, and if we didn't have any, he and I would make a trip to the store to buy some. He always stocked our fridge before leaving, too.

He was a truly good person, a real original, and now he's gone. This is too much.

Aethian
02-25-2009, 07:51 PM
*snugs* It's never easy to loose a grandparent, specially if they are of the ones we love the most. I hope you and your family are doing well and that things go smoothly for you. My prayers are with you.

Bella_Vixen
02-25-2009, 07:56 PM
*snugs* It's never easy to loose a grandparent, specially if they are of the ones we love the most. I hope you and your family are doing well and that things go smoothly for you. My prayers are with you.

Quoted for truth.

*hugs*

Eireann
02-25-2009, 08:08 PM
I forgot to mention, he was my last surviving grandparent. He lived a good, long life, but being the kind of person he was, he's still going to be missed terribly.

Nurian
02-25-2009, 08:56 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about your grandfather. He sounded like a great guy and a real blessing to you. I'll keep you and him in my prayers.

lupo pazzesco
02-25-2009, 10:20 PM
I fear I'll be posting something similar within the month, myself.

My grandfather is fighting a losing battle, and the doctors only gave him 4-6 weeks. I keep cringing when the phone rings, knowing it's going to soon be THE call. And I can't do anything to go see him, or probably even make it to the funeral.

<HUGS!!> It's tough, and I'm keeping you in my thoughts. Take care.

Ree
02-26-2009, 01:51 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. :hug:

Reyneth
02-26-2009, 02:05 AM
I'm sorry for your loss. :hug:

RecoveringKinkoid
02-26-2009, 03:18 AM
I'm sorry, honey, I know how it is. I lost both my beloved grandfathers years ago, and I still think about them both a lot.

My thoughts are with your family.

protege
02-26-2009, 04:18 AM
I'm sorry to hear that. You have my sympathies.

Both of my grandfathers are gone now. Mom's dad passed away in '89. Still hard to believe that it'll have been 20 years this May. I lost my other grandfather in 2001 after a lengthy illness.

Becks
02-26-2009, 05:32 AM
*oodles of hugs*

Sheldonrs
02-26-2009, 12:33 PM
I'm so sorry. *HUGS*

iradney
02-26-2009, 03:44 PM
*HUGS*
I'm thinking of you and your family.

RootedPhoenix
02-26-2009, 03:59 PM
*offers comfort, hugs, chocolate, ....and did I mention HUGS?* I'll be thinking of you.

Eireann
02-26-2009, 04:12 PM
One of the things I really wish about him, is that I'd had it together enough to shoot miles of tape of him talking about our family. He would have been an excellent documentary subject, and he knew so much about our family history (telling some very funny stories about his own grandfather, for example).

It would have been a good tribute to him, too.

Der Cute
02-26-2009, 09:49 PM
*big squishy hugs*
I'm sorry for your loss.

Cutenoob

Eireann
02-27-2009, 08:55 AM
It just doesn't end! I just got an email telling me that one of my siblings is getting a divorce (close on the heels of another sibling who is doing the same thing).

Death, divorce, family fighting. What a life.

XCashier
02-27-2009, 11:17 PM
:hug: I'm sorry for your loss. Grandparents like him are truly a treasure.

Eireann
02-28-2009, 11:32 AM
He really was a treasure. He lived far from us, but he traveled so much that we were visited fairly often. A friend of our family just loved him, and called him "Grandpa" too. He didn't mind, he loved people and every time he came to visit, the house was full.

He's with my grandmother now; that's what I keep telling myself. He's also with all his siblings, all of whom he outlived. And... well, he's with a LOT of people now, and that's what always made him happy.

tropicsgoddess
02-28-2009, 02:52 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that... :hug: