September 2009

Laughter Through The Tears

by Rundy on September 29, 2009

This is a long, rambling post. It is rambling, and with such bad structure, because there is so much to say, I can’t say it all, and I don’t know quite how to say it. But maybe, somehow, you will understand what I mean. I meant to write a post like this some time ago, […]

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The Empty Couch

by Rundy on September 25, 2009

We all grieve in different ways. Some people grieve loudly, others in silence. Some people take a long time to grieve, other people finish grieving in a short time. Grandma told me she was grieving long before Grandpa actually died, and I think that is true for me also. But that doesn’t mean I finished […]

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The Next Great Adventure (Reposted)

by Rundy on September 24, 2009

On September 24th, 2006–three years ago to this very day–I began caring for Grandpa in his final journey through Alzheimer’s. Shortly after that, I wrote a piece titled “The Next Great Adventure” (the original version on this website can be found here). That adventure has come to an end as suddenly as it began. I […]

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September 11th, 2009

by Rundy on September 18, 2009

At 5:00 AM on Friday, September 11th, Grandpa slipped away. He lingered a week after he took his final turn. A week where he did not eat, and drank only a few drops. He passed quietly. Thank you all for your kind comments. The family took it as well as could be hoped. We all […]

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Saying Goodbye

by Rundy on September 9, 2009

(I didn’t edit this for quality of writing. Maybe some other day) There were a lot of things I wanted to write before this, but life never goes in the neat little order we desire. I wanted to write about how Grandpa and I would laugh together, the foolish games we would play, and how […]

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