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The state of the chez Brider. Part 1.

March 11th, 2015 (06:49 pm)

So, yeah.

Three weeks ago, my grandma died.

Regular readers of this LJ may be aware that last January we lost my grandfather, and then in October my dad died suddenly. About five weeks back or thereabouts, my grandmother was taken into hospital with pneumonia. I'm...one of those people who tends to try to be fairly optimistic about such things ("she'll pull through, she'll be right as rain in no time...") but I think realistically, we all realised this could be it. Fortunately, Sarah and I got to visit her in hospital a few days before she passed away. She seemed lucid, and reasonably cheerful, all things considered.

It's been quite a tough year on the family. Funeral's tomorrow. Hopefully we can pull together, celebrate my grandmother's life, and move on. And hopefully, as Sarah put it, the skeletal guy with the hood and scythe can leave us be for a while. Sarah's lost an aunt and a couple of uncles in the past fifteen months too, so...

A picture of grandma and grandpa when we were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, back in 2004:

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Posted by: Blazingskies (blazingskies)
Posted at: March 11th, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yugi/Yami

*all the hugs*

Posted by: Lil Miss Morgan Dork (badfalcon)
Posted at: March 11th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
Lucifer

I'm so sory for your loss *hugs*

Posted by: Icarus was a test pilot (galwithglasses)
Posted at: March 12th, 2015 06:29 am (UTC)
S&D in snow

Seems like your family has had a rough go of it in the last year or so. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and Sarah.

Posted by: Stacey (geekslave)
Posted at: March 12th, 2015 06:59 am (UTC)
Amy Holds on to Sad Rory

Sorry for your loss. Hope Death leaves you guys alone now.

Stacey

Posted by: Zoefruitcake (zoefruitcake)
Posted at: March 12th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)

Tough times, I hope the funeral went as well as could be hoped

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