Friday, August 21, 2009

In Case You Don't Hear From Me.....

Not to interrupt the post below, the last chapter of the "Who Ya Gonna Call?" series, but I needed to tell you that you may only hear from me sporadically in the next couple of weeks.

I am in a rush, having to hurry and pack in order to leave on the Amtrak train for Texas in the morning, where my mother will meet me on Sunday in order to drive me to my grandmother and uncle's home.

It is because my grandmother is on her deathbed in Louisiana.

This is my beautiful mother's mother, who everybody calls "Mamo". Mamo was always a strong, wonderful person, genteel and ladylike to the core---but, like many well bred Southern women, could outshoot any man with a pistol. (Or, as my uncle puts it, "If you told her which pecan you wanted she could shoot it off the tree at 100 yards...")

My sister will be coming in from Dallas, and there are other relatives coming from California and Arizona.

It will be not unlike the story in Pat Conroy's "Beach Music".....

"No story is a straight line. The geometry of a human life is too imperfect and complex, too distorted by the laughter of time and the bewildering intricacies of fate to admit the straight line into it's system of laws."

("Beach Music", Pat Conroy)

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7 comments:

Eve said...

Bo, I'm so sorry about your grandma, but I'm glad that you'll be able to be with her and your family at this time.

tottergirl said...

Hugs Bo. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Let us know how things are going when you can.

Linda in Alameda, CA said...

Sorry about your grandma's illness. But do take the time to enjoy the "family" time, too, even under sad circumstances. Hugs to you.

KnitNPics Chick said...

Sending good thoughts to you and your family at this difficult time. I know that you Mamo will be comforted to be surrounded by her loved ones and I hope that you can all help each other through the sadness and grief of losing such a wonderful woman. Know that she will always live on in your hearts and memories, though, and she will be the younger, vibrant, fiesty woman you remember! Best to all of you.

danielle said...

I am so sorry Bo. I am glad you and your family will be there. Hugs and thoughts and prayers. Sounds like you come from a long line of strong women - be proud!

Macy from Buffalo, NY said...

It's heartbreaking to be faced with this news. I hope everything & everyone (especially your grandma) feels the peace of God's blessing & the strength of His Love. Your Internet Family is here for you. Hugs, Bo!

Cat said...

Good thoughts and hugs to you from me, too. Take care of yourself, be safe.

Cat.