Sadly, a whole of people like me...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    Even as we gathered for my uncle's funeral,
    to laugh is ever present in my family. How I
    love them.

    Several of us were out front of the funeral home,
    doing what we do best, which is to laugh, tell jokes
    and enjoy each other...

    My cousin and his wife had flown in from Florida.
    He's telling us how she's old, and getting this Alzheimer's.
    (far from it, still young at 40-something and stunning)
    BUT...he's letting her plan her own surprise birthday party
    for next month. She'll plan it, forget about it and be surprised.
    Works perfect...she buys her own Christmas gifts, then forgets
    what she got herself. Surprised when she opens it. Just what
    she wanted! And my cousin, he gets the credit for it.

    That struck me as funny. And I needed the laugh.

    I'll say this about my family : We're as close knit as we can
    be. Many of us live here, within a few miles of each other.
    Others, states away. But just a phone call, or a text. I would be
    so lost without my family. Our family reunion can go three days,
    easy.

    My wife's family...just the complete opposite. We went to her
    uncle's funeral a while back...her family actually had name-tags
    to wear. When you signed the guestbook, you also wrote out
    a name tag. That was funny. Even funnier, it was one of those
    bigger funeral homes with two-three funeral viewings at once.
    And her older aunts were going from funeral to funeral, comparing
    flowers and such. My wife's family...not exactly close.


    Spook...from a BIG family.



    * I don't know how to edit a title...meant to be
    "A whole family like me."
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Love ya, Spook. And all yer kin.


    The edit the subject part is at the top right of the panel once you have the edit the post thingie already open. To the best of my recollection, anyway. (Not Alzheimer's, but CRS.)
     
  3. theotherranch

    theotherranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spook, I hate that you seem to be losing so many of the "elders" in your family. But it's always so refreshing that your family is able to stay so connected! It's a true definition of "family"!

    And thank you for sharing all of this with your BYC "family", cause you should know that you are in our thoughts and prayers when you go through this!

    Perry
     
  4. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah...the elders in my family...How I love each and every
    one of them. And my cousins...the bonds between us are
    stronger than steel.

    The world over, I couldn't find a better family.

    And I've tried...in my little town, our fire department, even
    our church family. We've made roots here that run deep.

    Even here, at this little chicken forum,...there's some strong
    roots growing. Not just for me, but for many. Friendships that
    are as close as any family.
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I hear you! I know exactly what you're speaking of. Keep your family always close.
     

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