Keep Calm and

Carry on   0 votes - 0 %
Fuck off   1 vote - 12 %
Don't be such a tosser   0 votes - 0 %
Let the tairists win   0 votes - 0 %
Punch an elected official in the way s/he so richly deserves   5 votes - 62 %
Make poops   2 votes - 25 %
 
8 Total Votes
Oh, man... by ana (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 07:28:08 PM EST
So sorry ya'll have to go through this so soon. :-(

 

I now know what the noise that is usually spelled "lolwhut" sounds like. --Kellnerin

I'm so sorry for your loss. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 09:51:41 PM EST
I will say, though, that the stories, the ones like you tell here -- those will help. It doesn't make the loss for MNP any better, it won't give her the chance to know her Granddad as a human, who grows and changes as she does, but it will give her a connection.

I cling to that. None of my nieces and nephews knew their grandmother, my mom. The oldest was born a week after she died. It is unfair. It's stupid and unfair and it hurts.

But I'm hopeful that, in the way that I know my great-grandmother, she who divorced her abusive husband in rural North Carolina in the 1930s, and then sent all three daughters to college so they wouldn't have to rely on a man, my nieces and nephews will know my mom.

And I hope that your kids will know their granddad, through the stories he's left and the impact he's made.
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The amount of suck that you can put up with can be mind-boggling, but it only really hits you when it then ceases to suck. -- Kellnerin

Write-in poll option... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 10:23:08 PM EST
...don't let the pigfuckers win.

Sorry about your father-in-law. I'm lucky that the girls seem to be getting familiar with death on their own. But it's rough to have to tell that news to a little one. I dread having to tell the girls about a great-grandparent, much less a grandparent.

No matter what, though, you and yours are in the Tyrant's thoughts tonight.

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

I know how you feel by theboz (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 09:14:24 AM EST
Having lost my father in law violently in 2011 and my dad violently in 2012, I do feel fortunate that my stepdad is around for my kids to have a "grandpa" to experience, but it doesn't take away from the loss.  These types of experiences give me comfort in my atheism, otherwise I would have to think there really is someone out to get us.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
Fuck by hulver (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 06:46:18 AM EST
That's shit. I'm so sorry, for you all.
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Cheese is not a hat. - clock
My condolences on your loss by Orion Blastar (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 08:11:10 PM EST
We all walk down that part of the road once in a while. We never walk alone, always have someone with you.

"I drank what?" - Socrates after drinking the Conium
Condolences. by johnny (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 08:01:19 PM EST
Wishing strength for dealing with the younger ones.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)