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.
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.
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)