“Like sand through an hourglass, so are the days of our lives”…

12 01 2016

There was never a truer statement. The older I get, the more I “look back” and evaluate my life, what I have done with my days, and what I would like to get done in the days that I have left…

My grandmother passed away peacefully on Friday 1/08/16. I had been expecting that news for the last few years. I have “said goodbye” on a number of occasions, fully expecting that I may not see her again, and in her stubborn, gotta have the last word way, she stuck it out for 97 years. Her funeral, as most funerals will be a gathering of family that I have not seen since the last funeral, and sitting around being uncomfortable, luckily I have the opportunity to go out and escape to the RV for some much needed relaxation.

fixed01This photo was from about 1991 or 1992 at my grandparents 50th anniversary from some photos that I found at my fathers’ house after he passed a few years ago. They were such a happy couple, they had their “bumps in the road” as we all do, but overall they really loved each other, at least from the view that I had.

Even though I am sad that she is gone, I know that she is no longer unhappy because of the dementia, which “took her” years ago and became the empty shell of a woman that she was the last years of her life.

I will always remember them as the ones that I could go to in my life when my parents were not available or were not the ones that I wanted to talk to. I just wish that I had had some more meaningful conversations. Like they say, hindsight is 20/20…

 

fixed13This last photo is a throwback of the “porn ‘stache” days from when I was young and had no fashion sense… (circa 1993?)

 

Have a great week, mine will be a doozy!

 

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