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Friday, April 8, 2011

Sad Day :(

I had my interview today for the census position. The interview was at a house in town near my grandpa's house. On my way to the interview I passed my mom, she smiled at me. Unusual to see her mid-day Friday driving. I assumed she was visiting him or something had come up and he was in the hospital again. He was in the hospital for 8 days and came home at the beginning of April for congestive heart failure.

I did the interview not thinking much about my mom or grandpa. It went well. I then come home and see both of my parents parked in the driveway. Again unusual because it was just after 2pm on a Friday. I knew that it must have had something to do with my grandpa at this point.

I ask my brother what's up and he wouldn't say. I ask if it has something to do with grandpa and he says yes. I ask him if he knows what it is and he tells me that he died. I didn't even believe him at first and turn to go talk to my parents and on the way realize he must be telling the truth. I see my parents and immediately start crying and run into my mom's arms. She cries and tells me he is in a better place now, with his wife.

He was my dad's dad, my last grandparent. He was 80 years old and 1 month.

My dad was the one that found him. I don't know what will happen now. He lived alone with a small dog. My dad has 2 brothers and 1 sister. There are 11 grandchildren. My dad has the horrible job of calling his siblings and informing them. He met with the police and the coroner today already. I think these next few days are going to be hard.

My grandpa lost his hearing when he was 9 years old. He learned sign language with my grandma and made me love the language. I am still going to continue my ASL learning. When my brother found out he passed away he told my mom that he will be able to hear now.

22 comments:

  1. :(

    I hope that's he's in a peaceful and better place now.

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  2. Oh I'm really sorry to hear about your grandpa :-( My condolences to you and your family...

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  3. Hey, I'm really sorry. About your gramps. Mines 92. Whenever the phone rings late at night I feel really sick. I actually gave my dad a hard time about him calling so late last night.

    My condolences. Stay strong.

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  4. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your grandpa. He sounds like quite a wonderful man that was much loved by his family. Wishing him peace and happiness now that he is reunited with his wife.

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  5. My condolences to you and your family...

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  6. I am sorry for your lost and from the love I can see you have for him in your blog, he wont be far,he will be looking down from above making sure you are taken care of.

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  7. That is so sad, it's never pleasant to deal with losing our loved ones. May you and your family be strong in this difficult time, and cherish the wonderful memories of your grandfather.

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  8. So sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  9. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  10. Thoughts are with you and your family.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear of you loss. *hugs* My thoughts are with you and your family. I think your grandpa will be very happy to hear that you'll be continuing your ASL.

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  12. hugs to you. so sorry for your loss.

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  13. It's always tough losing a cherished family member. My condolences to you.

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  14. sorry to hear your sad news :(

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  15. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Hang in there and just be with your family as you all get through this emotional time.

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  16. So sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandpa. My sincerest condolences to your entire family. *hugs*

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  17. Oh, feeling sad for you. I know how hard it is to lose a grandparent - he sounds like a very special guy.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa - he'll be proud of you for continuing with the lessons!

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa. May he rest in peace. A Big hug from me to you.

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  20. *hugs* I am sorry to hear that. He's in a better place now. And your right, he can hear now. God bless hun.

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  21. I'm very sorry to hear about your grandfather. I can tell you I know how it feels since I'm about to lose my own to cancer.

    It is difficult. Peace to him and Blessings to you and your family.

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  22. Condolences. But he will live on in your memories.

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