Sunday, September 20, 2009


Today has been a tough day . . . I got woken up with the news that my Grandpa Fred had passed away in his sleep. My mom was taking it very hard, and I think I kind of went into shock. It's not like it was unexpected - he's had Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's for years, and has been in a long term care facility for the past 8 years. Still, he's been a fixture in my life for 31 years, and I guess I kind of thought that he'd always be around. Ya know?

Tuesday we head out for the funeral (it's an 8 hour drive each way). The two younger dogs are going to a local boarding kennel, and the old crankpot will be staying with a good friend. We'll be home either Saturday or Sunday, depending on what's going on at the farm.

Hug the ones you love, and always tell them you love them.


Visichy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Travel safe.

Brenda said...

I hope your mom finds the closure she needs.It is never easy when someone that close to you passes away. Have a safe trip. And know that you have Farley, Grace, and Jack Jack to hold when you get back, I'm sure they sence your sadness and sorrow.