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Since: Feb 08

ANOKA, MN

#226 Sep 16, 2008
I had to go out to New Jersey to help my parents out - Dad broke his hip in June, and Mom had her knee replaced in July. Unfortunately, even though his hip healed well, he suffered a series of setbacks, from UTIs to heart attacks to bedsores to MRSA, and he passed away on the 3rd. He was 84 years old, and they had been married for 65 years. We're going to try to get Mom to come out for Thanksgiving, but she's reluctant.

Dad survived a laundry list of illnesses over the past 10 years - quad bypass, strokes, carotid arteries clogged, a brain mass, hernias, prostate cancer, colon cancer, congestive heart failure, and more - but he was done in by a staph infection. He would never have been able to walk again, or eat food (they gave him a peg because he was aspirating), so I felt it was a blessing that Giltine came for his spirit. He is with the ancestors, and I will welcome them all to my home on the holidays.

“living is learning”

Since: Sep 07

Nanaimo BC

#227 Sep 16, 2008
DaBroad wrote:
I had to go out to New Jersey to help my parents out - Dad broke his hip in June, and Mom had her knee replaced in July. Unfortunately, even though his hip healed well, he suffered a series of setbacks, from UTIs to heart attacks to bedsores to MRSA, and he passed away on the 3rd. He was 84 years old, and they had been married for 65 years. We're going to try to get Mom to come out for Thanksgiving, but she's reluctant.
Dad survived a laundry list of illnesses over the past 10 years - quad bypass, strokes, carotid arteries clogged, a brain mass, hernias, prostate cancer, colon cancer, congestive heart failure, and more - but he was done in by a staph infection. He would never have been able to walk again, or eat food (they gave him a peg because he was aspirating), so I felt it was a blessing that Giltine came for his spirit. He is with the ancestors, and I will welcome them all to my home on the holidays.
I am so sorry for your loss DaBroad. It is never easy to loose a parent, but you are right in knowing that he is with the ancestors now, and i am sure he is much more comfortable. It sounds like you had a very stressful summer. Let me be the first to offer you a big warm hug for healing, and welcome back.

Since: Feb 08

Mount Sinai, NY

#228 Sep 17, 2008
DaBroad wrote:
Boy, go out of town for two months, log on and BOOM not much seems to have changed 'round here. By the way, K&PII does have some nice knitting on her site. Maybe our K&P should change her name to Needle & Noodge?
Yes but that Knit & Pray is not the same person as 'our' k&p. Read back way back earlier in this thread.

Since: Feb 08

Mount Sinai, NY

#229 Sep 17, 2008
I am so so very sorry for your loss. I know it's hard at first but things will get better. Trust me I know. My thoughts and healing energies are with you. And let me also give you a huge cyber Hug.
DaBroad wrote:
I had to go out to New Jersey to help my parents out - Dad broke his hip in June, and Mom had her knee replaced in July. Unfortunately, even though his hip healed well, he suffered a series of setbacks, from UTIs to heart attacks to bedsores to MRSA, and he passed away on the 3rd. He was 84 years old, and they had been married for 65 years. We're going to try to get Mom to come out for Thanksgiving, but she's reluctant.
Dad survived a laundry list of illnesses over the past 10 years - quad bypass, strokes, carotid arteries clogged, a brain mass, hernias, prostate cancer, colon cancer, congestive heart failure, and more - but he was done in by a staph infection. He would never have been able to walk again, or eat food (they gave him a peg because he was aspirating), so I felt it was a blessing that Giltine came for his spirit. He is with the ancestors, and I will welcome them all to my home on the holidays.

“ Harm None Do What Ye Will”

Since: Jun 08

here

#230 Sep 17, 2008
DaBroad wrote:
I had to go out to New Jersey to help my parents out - Dad broke his hip in June, and Mom had her knee replaced in July. Unfortunately, even though his hip healed well, he suffered a series of setbacks, from UTIs to heart attacks to bedsores to MRSA, and he passed away on the 3rd. He was 84 years old, and they had been married for 65 years. We're going to try to get Mom to come out for Thanksgiving, but she's reluctant.
Dad survived a laundry list of illnesses over the past 10 years - quad bypass, strokes, carotid arteries clogged, a brain mass, hernias, prostate cancer, colon cancer, congestive heart failure, and more - but he was done in by a staph infection. He would never have been able to walk again, or eat food (they gave him a peg because he was aspirating), so I felt it was a blessing that Giltine came for his spirit. He is with the ancestors, and I will welcome them all to my home on the holidays.
it is hard to loose a parent.i lost my mom a year ago this past april.she had cancer and went fast after they diagnosed it.my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Since: Feb 08

ANOKA, MN

#231 Sep 17, 2008
Thank you all.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#232 Nov 15, 2009
Andromedust wrote:
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No, you've got it all wrong. That's the other Knit and Pray... "Our" Knit and Pray's day goes like this:
5:00 AM Got up, lit 2500 candles, spread them all over the house.
Prayed... knitted.... prayed...
Had husband prepare breakfast of ham, eggs, pancakes, grits, and a big glass of Orange Crush.
Belittled and browbeat husband for 1/2 hour.
Prayed... this time asked jesus to damn all Topix members to hell other than those from Catholic forum.
Went out to barn to check if husband did chores. Caught him masturbating in one of the back stalls. Horse whipped him for 45 minutes.
Went inside to check to see how retarded children were coming preparing themselves for school. Ezekiel had his shirt on backwards... figured it would be ok. Sent them out to wait for school bus in the rain.
Prayed, then knitted. Then knitted while praying for Jesus to make Satan to take Ilona early... the slut.
Had husband prepare lunch of ham, eggs, pancakes, grits, and a big glass of Orange Crush.
Ran out on front lawn and started screaming at several crows (Demons!!!)till Police came, ran inside and barricaded myself in. Threatened to kill husband unless they left.
Prayed, knitted. Prayed again for Jesus to have Satan take Ilona the slut early. Prayed for Jesus to kill Barak Obama and John Mc Cain so that Pat Robertson can become President.
Children came home from school. Moses had a friend with him. Screamed at Moses for bringing heathen into our home. Chased friend down the street with a butcher knife. Police showed up again, this time with court appointed psychiatrist who administered thorazine.
Had husband prepare fine dinner of ham, eggs, pancakes, grits, and a big glass of Orange Crush.
Sat on front porch and stared at the grass till bedtime.
Prayed for the 2nd coming to happen tomorrow when jesus will kill all the unbelievers.
Secured husband in his separate bed with padlocked restraining straps.
Prayed, and went to sleep. Tomorrow is another day.
Beautiful, had to see it again.

“A witty saying proves nothing”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#233 Nov 15, 2009
Ahhh memories

“A witty saying proves nothing”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#234 Nov 15, 2009
I didn't read DaBroad's post before I wrote that. Sorry DaBroad... I don't want to seem like I was making light of your loss.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#235 Nov 16, 2009
I am sorry for your lost dabroad. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Since: Feb 08

ANOKA, MN

#236 Nov 16, 2009
Thank you. It's been hard on Mom, but she says that she feels his presence around the house. On Velines, the Lithuanian equivalent to Samhain, I invited his spirit (and my other ancestors) for dinner, and had a special offering for their meal. And the 11th was his birthday, so I had special offering for him that day as well.

Mom decided to get her other knee replacement done a couple of days before the anniversary of Dad's passing - we think it was so she would have other things to worry about on that day, as well as not be alone. I wish I could have come out to help her this year, but I was unable to do it.

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