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Update Update: Dianne's Brother Is Dead


The colon cancer which was supposed to kill Dianne's younger brother five years ago, finally did this morning.  He was, i think, 69 years old.  He leaves two daughters and a son and at least three granddaughters and a grandson.  My younger daughter, who has kept in close touch with him, says he was ready to die.

Though Dianne seems to come near me often; she is no longer able to monitor the unfiltered connection between my brain and mouth.  If i think it, however inappropriate, i say it.  That happened this morning.  I have to especially watch my mouth while others are grieving.

Just now finished a long phone talk with Dianne's younger sister who is, like me, a sole surviving sibling.  Nice conversation.  i think it did us both good..

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reginaterrae
Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:37 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite family pictures is from my step-grandfather's funeral. The grandchildren were carrying the coffin up the stairs to the church, and for some reason at that moment they were all laughing. There was no disrespect, they loved him, but no artificial somberness either. Death "is". It is universal and inevitable, and his death was not a tragedy.

I'm glad of what your daughter said, that Dianne's brother was ready to die.

Blessings to you.
R
bobby1933
Aug. 3rd, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Smiling is good !
Gallows humor? You better know your audience.

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