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Temptress
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0 posted 01-03-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress


I'd just like to have all of your thoughts with me. My Grandfather passed away last night. He was a 84 years old. I know he is fortunate to have lived that long, and am sure of the fact that he is in Heaven right now because of his faith in God. Though I suspected something would happen to him soon, we still can never prepare ourselves properly for the passing of a loved one. I know this is an odd request, but if anyone has any happy memories of a loved one passed away, please share them.
As for one of my many favorite memories of my Grandfather...He loved to dance, and whistled EVERYWHERE he went.
Dream Sweetly Dear friends...one more thing to add..
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This is for anyone...Don't hold grudges, especially on your parents. In the end, you'll have to live with it. It will be your burden and not theirs to bear if anything happens. Could you really handle it? Think about it. Guilt ridden is not a way to live life now is it?


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1 posted 01-03-2000 02:01 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

My wishes for peace and comfort go out to you, my friend.  May you find solace in celebrating his memory.

In regard to your request for happy memories, there is my "To Capture Peace," posted in Prose.  I cannot remember if you have read it.

((hugs))

--Kess


 You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

Denise
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2 posted 01-03-2000 02:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You have my prayers and sympathies, Temptress. When I collect my thoughts I will share them with you. And I agree, don't hold grudges or take for granted your loved ones. You will only live to regret it.

 Denise

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3 posted 01-03-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Of course my prayers and thoughts are yours at any time...I know the loss you feel...both of my Grandfathers have passed on. (((HUGS)))

I will tell you one of my fondest memories of my Pop Charles.    He lost his teeth at a young age due to an accident. So he wore a full set of dentures. When my sisters and I were little girls, we would watch him shave in the mornings, and he would put a little dab of shaving cream on each of our noses. When he had finished shaving, occasionally he would stick his teeth halfway out of his mouth, clacking them at us and chase us all around the house...while we, of course, screamed with delight    

I haven't thought of that in quite a while...bless your heart for asking for these memories. Thank you, friend, and peace be in your heart.
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I'm sorry for your loss Temptress, and I agree that we are never prepared to lose someone so close to us.My prayers and thoughts are with you.

As for memories...here is one of my favorites.
When I was in grade school, my grandparents lived downstairs from us in a two family home. It was a very happy time in my life and I loved them so.
My Grandmother decided one day that she would teach me how to braid her long hair.I learned that day and then a ritual was formed. Before going to school every morning, I would go downstairs and brush and braid Grandma's hair.She smelled of lilac and I loved doing it....it became our special time together. She would always compliment me and tell me that no one could ever braid better than I. She made me feel confident and special...
and happy..
I, as Caroline thank you for reminding me of this precious memory....
Munda
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5 posted 01-03-2000 09:33 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

My thoughts and prayers are with you Temptress.

As for your request......my Mom loved to dance and my Dad loved to play with his grandchildren.
These will always be precious memories. : )

Big hug,

Munda
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6 posted 01-04-2000 01:54 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

My prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.
Request of memories....there are so many! My favorite memory of my maternal grandmother was when I was about 8 and I had decided to bake her a cake for her birthday. I got the box and read the instructions and got the cake done okay but when I made the frosting I thought it would be real good with chopped up hot dogs cuz my granny put hot dogs in just about everything. She was very surprised at the cake and even more surprised at the frosting. Being the gracious Lady that she was she complimented me very highly. I thought it tasted funny. I sure do miss my granny....thanks for invoking a few memories.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
danni
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8 posted 01-04-2000 03:09 AM       View Profile for danni   Email danni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for danni

i am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.
There are so many wonderful memories i have of my grandmother who passed away four years ago. She was such a happy and feisty little old lady!   I remember one the first time I had brought my first love to meet her and she couldn't remember his name so she just called him "boy" all day and it kind of stuck from there on out. Pretty soon the whole family was calling him "boy". There was another time she chased him around the house with a bottle of perfume. What a way to break him in to our goofy family!
And when I was little I used to find wigs in her closet and wear them all around her house. The funny thing was, that I never knew she actually wore these wigs until a few years later when I stayed over at her house. I got up before her and when she came out of her room the wig was sitting crooked on her head.   I just about peed my pants!
But my greatest memory of her was her strength at holding her family together and putting us all first. She was a single mother of six and remained single throughout her life. And was still able to keep up with 13 grandchildren. She was the most amazing person I've known, next to my own mother. I miss her dearly!  
Thank for the opportunity to share these wonderful memories!
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God Bless, Jenn.......
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10 posted 01-04-2000 05:35 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hugs for your loss Temptress...that's really sad. Age doesn't matter to the ones that are left behind.

My Pop, who died 3 years ago, was a kind, gentle man. He had one leg amputated and walked with two sticks. I remember that every time I went to visit my grandparents, I would play with Pop in the beautiful garden - colourful and exquisitely maintained no matter the season. I would kneel with a flourish in front of him and he would 'knight' me with his sticks and I would prance off, a fairy queen (they were knighted of course!!!) into the garden kingdom.  

Thankyou for sharing this, Temptress.

K



 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
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May God give you His peace and comfort in your time of loss. Death only postpones for a short time the communion of His saints.
Temptress
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12 posted 01-07-2000 12:42 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. I'd leave a longer message or perhaps a poem if I had the heart to do so right now. Perhaps I cannot use my talents properly as of late because I'm being punished for not using them for God's work. This is something I must think on, and maybe anyone else having the same trouble might contemplate also. Good day, friends.
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I don't have any grandparents so can't give you any memories of those but I can share one of my stepdaughter and I....she never knew about my own daughter, not because it was hidden but somehow Rachel never got mentioned in Andrea's company...anyway..one day Andrea was about 16/17 and my exhusband and I were yelling..ooops I mean talking.. and He brought up Rachel and as it happens Andrea was in the garden...discussion (tactful aren't I?) finished I went upstairs and a while later my ex asked me if I would go and see Andrea...of course...ouzzled look on my face...anyway, Andrea and I were really close, like mum and daughter, she used to sit on the floor while i did the ironing and tell me about her boyfriends or how to broach a kiss or homework to contraceptives...we were close.. ...there she is sitting on the garden seat crying soft tears...I gave her a hug and asked her what was up...and she said " I thought I was your daughter!"...Somehow, although she has a sister and neither child was mine, she had got it into her head that I could only love one child and if I already had a daughter I couldn't love her the same way....it ripped at my heart to think she felt that...strange thing is my ex wasn't the father but had brought her up as his own and when she was 17/18 in an arguement, he said.." I've always treated you as my own"...damage done, if I had had Suthern's cricket bat I would have knocked him senseless, stupid man...because if thought of her as his own, he would never had said that and she knew it....ooops I digressed...anyway, I haven't seen Andrea for years and I miss her...got caught up in step parents war and I declined to enter...blood is thicker than water...but nevertheless it's a loss!

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

 
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