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It's not sudden or a surprise, but my grandfather passed away this morning. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago but really took a turn for the worse right about Thanksgiving. I got to say goodbye to him when I was out there earlier this month, which I'm grateful for. I should be able to fly back for the funeral and to spend a little time with my family; I wasn't hoping to see them quite so soon but at least I don't think they're sick of me yet. ;)

Date: 2009-12-29 05:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry honey. (HUG)

Date: 2009-12-29 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My condolences to you...

Date: 2009-12-29 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry. Expected or not, it's always tough when the time comes.


Date: 2009-12-29 05:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

Date: 2009-12-29 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry. Though, it being Alzheimer's, is this one of those "I'm sad but also a little relieved he's at peace," times for you?

In any case, hugs from me to you.

Date: 2009-12-29 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's definitely one of those times. The Alzheimer's really made him move out long before his body was ready to move on. It's my grandmother I feel worst for; she's one of those ladies that moved from her father's house to her husband's and hasn't ever really been on her own. Fortunately most of her kids live close by, and she'll be fine in the long run. :)

Thank you for the hugs!

Date: 2009-12-29 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*nod* Absolutely. More where that came from, as you wish!

Date: 2009-12-29 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am sorry to hear about your loss, Chris. *HUG*

Date: 2009-12-29 05:49 pm (UTC)
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My and your family in my thoughts.

Date: 2009-12-29 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Sorry for your loss - hope you and your family are ok

Date: 2009-12-29 05:56 pm (UTC)
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i am glad you got a chance to say goodbye

Date: 2009-12-29 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Our condolences, and may your trip be safe and peaceful.

Date: 2009-12-29 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My condolences to you and to your family... Hugs!

Date: 2009-12-29 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry to hear this, hon. *hugs*

Date: 2009-12-29 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family, and big hugs for you.

Date: 2009-12-29 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My condolences anyway.


Date: 2009-12-29 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hugs! Let us know if you need anything.

Date: 2009-12-29 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so sorry. My grandmother passed many years ago, also from Alzheimer's, and it was a long goodbye.

Strength, love, and hugs to you all.

Date: 2009-12-29 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know what you're going through - my grandmother died of Alzheimer's, and mom's got the beginning signs of it, although she refuses to admit it!

HUMONGUS HUGS!!!!! Hang in there, ok?

Date: 2009-12-29 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry for your loss.


Date: 2009-12-29 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
SO sorry for your loss. Glad you got to see him not too long ago. *Hugs*

Date: 2009-12-29 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
More *hugs* here. Wishing your family peace and strength...

Date: 2009-12-29 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm very sorry for your loss.

Date: 2009-12-30 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My sympathies for your loss. Safe travels.

Date: 2009-12-30 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My condolences to you. It's also shocking to see that your grandfather was four years younger than my mother, who died in September!

Good luck to you. I can tell you were close.

Date: 2009-12-30 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While you are in your home state, you can snuggle up more with your new nephew! He'll be much bigger now and you won't believe it's the same baby!

So sorry for the passing of your grandfather. So sorry for your family.


Date: 2009-12-30 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry.

Date: 2009-12-30 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*Many Comforting Hugs sent down your way*

Date: 2009-12-30 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm really sorry, Chris. Have a safe journey there, and you & yours will be in my prayers.

Date: 2009-12-30 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ugh. {{{Hugs}}} from the both of us, sweetie.

Date: 2009-12-30 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Christopher, I am so very sorry. My condolences to you and your family.

Date: 2009-12-30 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so sorry.

Date: 2009-12-30 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so sorry.

(I was in transit yesterday.)

Calvin E. James, 1926-2009

Date: 2009-12-30 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Big hug!!! X

Date: 2009-12-30 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My sympathies for your loss. *hugs*

Date: 2009-12-31 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Big hugs to you, & my condolences to you & everyone who loved your grandfather.

Date: 2010-01-03 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My condolences "HUGS"


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