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Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
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Sep-23-2007 20:51

My aunt passed away yesterday. I was able to go see her this past week to say good-bye, tell her I love her and thanks for everything she's done for me before she passed on. I'm so glad I was able to do this.

My aunt was the type of person who always had time to listen - even to total strangers. She made a house a home. When I was a child she was a big part of my life as my mother was a single mom who worked as a nurse - which means she worked A LOT. I already miss her, but I believe she has gone on to something better, as did she, and I will see her again.

I'm sure many of you have people who were a major influence in your life and have gone on ahead of us. If so, you may like to share with us what a wonderful person he or she was.


Old Shoe

Sep-24-2007 01:11

Sindy: this is a really great idea, and I'm so sorry to hear that one of the people who made up your world isn't in it anymore. She sounds like she was just an excellent person, and someone who would probably have made any life she was close enough to, much better.

The best person I ever had the privilege of knowing was my mother-in-law, who died about 14 months after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2003. She managed the utterly remarkable feat of raising four children who are warm to others, confident in themselves, happy when people they care about do well, entirely compassionate, unfailingly honest and unendingly supportive, and who are doing their best to model these principles to their own children and anyone else they meet. She had a kind of faith in the idea that most people want to do the best they can whenever they can and she gave anyone a second, or third, or fourth chance to be good. I don't have kids yet, but I'm really glad that the ones I'll have in the future will benefit from the fact that she was someone in my life- and theirs, even though they don't know it.


Sep-28-2007 19:31

This is in honor of the Vtech victims and their familys. Rest in peace. We will miss you. And as Johnny the Greaser once said.

"Stay gold ponyboy. Stay gold while you can."

We can all learn a lesson from this too. As ponyboy said once.

"Don't forget that some of us watch the sunset too."


Sep-28-2007 20:06

This was a great idea.
I had a grandfather by whom I called Pops. He was my best friend. He was caring, funny, and pretty much a great grandfather. He grew up in Cape Cod in Massachusetts and had this accent that he could never get rid of. Then I ended up picking up his accent and ended up having to go to speech class when I was six but once and a while people still hear that accent in me. Then in January of 1999 he had a heart attack. I got to see him in the hospital the next day and everything seemed fine. That was the last time I saw him. He died the next day. I lost my best friend, but I will always remember him. I loved him a lot though and I think about him everyday. I am glad to call him my Pops.

Tireless Tiger

Oct-1-2007 20:53

My condolences for your loss Sindy.
My grandpa was the most important person in the world to me. I lost him several years back but still have some wonderful memories of him. Every July 4th, him and me would be up bright and early cooking ribs for the holiday BBQ. He had a secret ingedient in the marinade that he refused to tell anyone. Several years before he passed, he divulged the secret to me so I continue the tradition of the BBQ by doing the cooking myself. I think about him pretty much everyday and know he's watching over me on the 4th when I'm cooking the ribs and even from the grave he still has a way to get the smoke from the grill to blow in my face! :-)

Unfortunately now, 3 years later, it looks like I will be losing my grams soon and am making extra special effort to spend as much time with her as I can. It does give me comfort that he will be up there waiting for her!

Thanks for starting this thread!

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