Saturday, January 29, 2011

My relatives are dropping like flies!

When last I posted an elderly 1st cousin once removed had died on Saturday 22 Jan 2011. Well since then 2 more have died. I didn't know one of them very well but the last one that died I had just seen at the first cousin's funeral. The one that died last had come home after having lunch with his sister and sister-in-law. This was after they all had attended the funeral of the first cousin. With me so far?

Now to add to the count. My mother called me this morning to tell me her sister-in-law, my aunt, had passed away this morning. My aunt had been sick for a while and this passing wasn't a out of left field shocker but still.

You have got to be kidding me! So in 6 days I have had 4 people that I am related to that some kind of record or something?

The three 1st cousins once removed were on my dad's side and the aunt was on my mom's side.

SOOOOO, trying to find the silver lining to all of this death and funeral home visits........don't put off until tomorrow things you should do today! Everybody have at least a yearly checkup and talk to those family members you've been meaning to interview while you still can.

I'm off to check my closet to make sure all of my funeral home attire is clean and presentable.

Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)


  1. I'm so glad I took my laptop along when I visited my grandmother this week. I heard stories my mom never even knew! SO glad I have those captured now!

  2. Sorry to hear of all your losses, Deborah! Hang in there. Sometimes it all comes at you at once. 2010 was not a good year for us. We're hoping 2011 won't be as bad. Hope it slows down for you as well!

  3. thanks Cheryl! It seems to have slowed down for now. But I'm kind of leery, it's almost like I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    Jean Ellen I'm glad that you were able to get those stories recorded.



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