Zman and I send our prayers for you and your family and our sincere condolences.
You just made my day. I was hoping that you would enjoy that little bit of a chuckle at this rough time in your life.
My thoughts remain with you… and — be careful with that Gramophone!
Only One-Trackedly, Ort. Carlton in Multi-Channel Athens, Georgia.
P. S. Right now, I’m sniffling. I’m not worried about getting mono, but if I come down with stereo, I might be the first on my block.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Dale, I am sorry about your Mother, but am glad she died in peace.I lost my Mom to the same disease 3 years ago.Unfortunately, she also developed broncial cancer, but decided for no treatment.She was done on this earth and I respected her descision.She went pain free and peacefully within 2 months.She was 81.Maybe your Mom felt the same way, and in that case she was set free.Take care, my friend.
Wanderingjew, Dale, Sir;
We are all on this small planet together. Sometimes we have to lean on each other. When I lost my mother in 2001, y’all were all there for me.
Now I — and we — are here for you. Looks like you’re going to be okay, but just know we’re thinking of you.
Good luck and be strong cleaning everything out. I still haven’t been able to clear out my mother’s clothes and effects, and may never be able to do it without preferably-female help (a woman would know what goes to the dumperoo and what stays to be donated).
Post when you can, but know you’re being thought of nonetheless and that we understand your absence.
Seriously-For-Once, Ort. Carlton in Amazing Athens, Georgia.
P. S. Man, at least she made it to 78… some of my favorite records run at that speed, y’know!
Dale. My best wishes to you and your loved ones. I will also bake you a pizza with plenty of "raw" veggies on it. Yummy! [:p] Take care.
Dale , Sorry I didn’t see the offending post. It is gone. Let it go.
CCJPO, I will give you the same advice that Thumper’s Mama gave in the Bambi Movie… "If you can’t say something nice, Don’t say anything at all."
Now Please. Just let it go.
Dale, my dad had the really bad asthma and he had the same fear about the meds; they can really be hard on a body, long-term. He died a little younger than your mom; maybe she had a point. It certainly sounds like she didn’t want to trouble you boys a lot about it. I’m really glad that you feel peaceful about it, and that she’s at peace too. Blessings to you and your brother.
WJ – Our families sympathies to your family…our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.
May you find comfort with your friends here at Roadfood, Dale…
A Better Place
She s in a better place right now
Than she s ever been before;
All pain is gone; she s now at rest;
Nothing troubles her anymore.
It s we who feel the burden of
Our sadness and our grief;.
We have to cry, to mourn our loss,
Before we get relief.
We know we ll reconnect with her
At the end of each life s road;
We ll see her cherished face again
When we give up our earthly load.
By Joanna Fuchs
We look forward to sharing time with you in Mobile next month. We hope to share your thoughts at that time. Your Roadfood friends all wish you comfort and strength as you do what has to be done to handle your Mom’s estate. See you soon, My friend. AL
It’s a comfort to know that she went peacefully, just as my Father did 7 yrs ago. It is never easy to lose a parent, but knowing they are in a better place gives us a chance to heal and get on with our lives.
I’m sure you are already looking back at the happy times you and your Mother shared, your memories will keep her alive inside of you.
All my best to you and your family, Dale.
When I first took a look at this thread last Tuesday evening after I returned home from visiting my mother for one last time, tears were streaming down my eyes.
I want to thank all of you for your kind thoughts, prayers and concern.
My mother being a former smoker had COPD. The irony is that I never knew her as a smoker because she quit "cold turkey" over 40 years ago, however she was a rather heavy smoker for 20 years beginning as a teenager. Apparently my mother was diagnosed with COPD a little over decade ago, I didn’t know this until recently. In fact up until my mothers conditioned worsened 2 weeks ago, I thought COPD was just a "fancy term" for asthma. Unfortunately my mother wasn’t exactly good with taking all of her medications as she was very concerned about side effects, I’m convinced had she been more compliant with her mediciation we most likely would have a few more years with her. My mother was 78 years old.
She passed away peacefully in hospice care last Thursday evening. Although I am grieving and feel "empty" I am relieved and thankful that she is no longer in pain and is at peace.
I am convinced that a higher power exists, there were a series of events that took place over the last week or two that solidified my beliefs.
I will heading back up to Albany over the next several weekends to assist my older brother in cleaning out my mothers apartment. I will be back on the forum but not quite as frequently since I will be quite busy.
I am still looking forward to next month’s annual glee club event in Mobile.
Again, words can never express my apprecation for everyones concern.
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