Joined: Feb. 2001
|Posted: Aug. 03 2003,11:49 pm
I honestly don't know how to feel..this is two deaths in under a month. I don't feel sorrow. I just feel like...well stunned in a way.
Like there's something I'm supposed to do, yet I don't know what it is I'm supposed to do. And what I've done doesn't seem like all there is to do.
With my grandfather it was my task to contact all the folks who haven't been contacted...which were all the people on his email list. It took forever to find the right words:
"Jim's dead, Jim" didn't make the cut.
And with Joe, well, you know I had to drop by here since I was pretty sure you guys would want to know, there would be more food at the gatherings now. :) Then I contacted his old co-worker and good friend of mine. In general I think we are all happy he is no longer suffering, I'd hate for him to ever have had to suffer old age alone, as he had spent his life.
Well at least I still have the "White Trash Christmas Photos", and as long as a few brain cells remain I'll remember the trippy times we had.
Oh just a note, if you have instnat messengers of any kind, log all your chats, it may be all thats left of someone when they leave this world. I have 30 from joe. Electronic immortalization.
Over 500 emails between me and my grandfather, took me 4 hours to sort through. There's a paper trail as well somewhere up in the attic.
Ok live it up people.
Take breaks and stretch.