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Obituary: Through a Breaking Dam

My life is rushing forward now, things that have been long delayed are happening. This morning my grandmother died. My father's mother is no more. She lived a full life and was 97. She was an early example for me of a self-sufficient working woman--she was an ad-woman for a newspaper.

Ever since she was put in her retirement "home" she has been miserable and wished to die. She said it was a jail. The loss of her freedom and independence was more than she could bear. She lived independently rather late in life but her falls kept getting worse. I worry about my father. He has been conflicted about this inevitable event for a long time, and now that it has happened he may be conflicted about it from the other side.

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neptunia67
Aug. 16th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear of your loss, but wow - 97 years! That is pretty amazing. I hope your father copes with this reality OK.
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liveonearth
Aug. 19th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, man. It's OK. My grandma had been done with living for years, and said so all the time. I'm quietly celebrating for her, that her time in "jail" is over. She hated the nursing home.
quayme
Aug. 19th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your loss.
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