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April 7th, 2008

He's gone @ 10:24 pm

Current Mood: thankful thankful

Thank you all for your support. Granddad passed about nine hours ago. Arrangements are still pending, but gazerwolf has been working on getting me back up to Dayton to say goodbye.

Granddad always had a way of making me feel special. "How's my favorite granddaughter today?" he'd chuckle. He had a lot of grandkids, but *I* was always his favorite. I was probably ten or eleven before I figured out what he'd been saying, and that the rest of them were all boys. He still kept calling me his favorite granddaughter, and it became an in-joke, something special just between the two of us.

Until one day late in high school, when he apologized and said he wouldn't be able to call me his favorite gradddaughter any more. My Aunt Marcy had just had her third child, his second granddaughter. I told him it was okay, it was her turn to grow up being his favorite now. But we both knew I lied.

Looks like it's time for you and Louis L'Amour to ride off into the sunset, Granddad. Happy trails from your favorite granddaughter.
 
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From:crystalsage
Date:April 8th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
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*hug* You have my sympathies and good thoughts, love.
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From:scubagrrl
Date:April 8th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
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**hugs** That's a wonderful memory.
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From:solarbird
Date:April 8th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
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Well, that's too bad. I'm sorry.
From:nutty_knitter
Date:April 8th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry hun.
You will always have the memories, and so will he.
I hope you get to go say your goodbyes, I didnt get that chance when my grandfather passed :( It's an important step.
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From:chelsearoad
Date:April 8th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry for your loss, Tracy. But I'm glad you have such lovely memories of him.
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From:colorwhirl
Date:April 8th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry to hear this. Keep those memories close, because your grandfather was a good man.
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From:ishte
Date:April 8th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Sorry about your Granddad, Tracy. I hope you can get up. Are you trying to get a bus ticket? or working on borrowing a car or what? If I can be of any help on this end please let me know. Email me ishte at gaias-song.net and I'll give you my phone number.

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