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She was interred at Hilcrest Cemetary in her home town of Shelly. Idaho near her mother, maternal grandparents and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.  Her great grandparents remains were in that cemetary as well; and, i think, at least one great= great grandparent.  The family has lived there through at least the entine 20th century and probably part of the 19th.  Her brother and a nephew live about ten miles away  in  opposite directions.  There was no formal service, just a simple burial.  I'm sure her brother and nephew will be there and our two daughters.  But there may be others.  The family has lived  there "forever."

I did not go.  I did not want to travel, i did not want to talk to people.  I will probably be the periphery of attention at tomorrow's Mass, and am trying to save my physical and emotional energy for that.  Someday my ashes will be planted near her grave.

"Not everything gets buried in the earth."-Antonio Machado.

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cathy_edgett
May. 23rd, 2016 10:48 pm (UTC)
My heart is with you.

I like that quote. Good to know for myself.

I'm glad you're taking care of you. That matters most now.
bobby1933
May. 24th, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
pondhopper
May. 23rd, 2016 11:59 pm (UTC)
It was wise not to attend. My dad, one week before he died (he knew he was dying) told me not to go to the funeral unless I had some sort of need to be there. I didn't. We said our goodbyes over the phone and it was good.
Take care of yourself!

Machado was a wise wise man. My favourite poet, you know.
bobby1933
May. 24th, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
mamculuna
May. 24th, 2016 02:32 am (UTC)
You are in our thoughts and prayers, though, wherever and whatever.
bobby1933
May. 24th, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. _/\_
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bobby1933
May. 26th, 2016 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
amaebi
May. 24th, 2016 11:08 pm (UTC)
I love that poem.

Whatever rest you're taking, whatever exploration you're making, whatever you eat and drink and breathe, may your body and spirit find traction, and, sooner or later, peace.
bobby1933
May. 26th, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mary Ann.

One thing about the meditating and contemplating i have been sporatically doing over the past several years is that it has allowed a certain amount of inner tranquility. I think i am bearing up well and that i will continue to do so. I am eating regularly and sleeping pretty well and, right now, being bone lazy.
amaebi
May. 26th, 2016 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you for eating and sleeping and being bone lazy!
bardcat
May. 25th, 2016 01:18 pm (UTC)
I am just reading this and realizing Dianne has died. Oh, how much you cared for her through the long struggle and how she cared for you. My heart is with you. Memory Eternal.

Edited at 2016-05-25 01:25 pm (UTC)
bobby1933
May. 26th, 2016 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jeff. :)
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