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Author Topic: Back in Austin...and exhausted  (Read 3126 times)

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Offline Basquo

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Back in Austin...and exhausted
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:58:15 PM »
Well I've returned from my grandmother's funeral.  She passed on Monday, and I drove to West Texas yesterday morning for the service yesterday afternoon. I was prepared to stay for several days but my dad was ready to come home after being out there for two weeks.  My stepmom, who had flown out there, couldn't get a flight back so I talked her into driving my minivan while I drive my truck.  Yes, you read right, I now own a minivan.  Mimi left it to me.  We went to the Howard County courthouse early this morning and did the transfer. It was very easy, but they wouldn't let me keep the handicapped plates  :-\    I also brought back some furniture, little knicknacks, and some things for my mother whom my grandmother mentioned in her will as "my very dear friend" whilst curiously not mentioning my stepmom, brother or sister :-X

So my place is a wreck and I'll spend the next few days trying to place all this stuff.  My truck will be sold and the proceeds will pay off a credit card.  Then in the fall...roadtrip!  I'm planning to visit a few special people in Jackson, TN and Kansas City, MO, two of which are just now finding out!

Thank you all again for your kind words and support in the past two weeks.  My grandmother lived a long and healthy life, and the end was quick and painless.  But she looked so small in the casket. And my favorite niece sat next to me at the service, bawling the entire time.  That was the hardest part for me.

« Last Edit: June 22, 2006, 09:22:41 PM by Basquo »

Offline Teresa

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Re: Back in Austin...and exhausted
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 09:04:12 PM »
So sorry for your loss.

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Offline david25luvit

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Re: Back in Austin...and exhausted
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 09:09:55 PM »
You have my deepest sympathy.  Grandma's are special.  A mini van..OMG! ::)
Like the idea of a road trip...I wouldn't mind taking one myself.....
I bet you are exhausted...Poor baby!  Don't forget to rest up....We need our beauty sleep :P
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Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Back in Austin...and exhausted
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 09:12:06 PM »
Dear Crieghton

I was sorry to hear of your Grandmothers passing...I know you spent as much time with her as you could..and I'm glad she passed away peacefully.

You look after that Minivan..I have a feeling you will have a backseat driver looking over your shoulder and looking after you.

Jan :-*
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Back in Austin...and exhausted
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 09:50:00 PM »
Dear Creighton,

My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your grandmother.   It is obvious how special she was in your life.


"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: Back in Austin...and exhausted
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2006, 02:47:25 AM »
I'm sorry to hear of your loss.


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Offline trai

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Re: Back in Austin...and exhausted
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2006, 08:28:44 AM »
My condolances go out to you.
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Offline JohnOso

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Re: Back in Austin...and exhausted
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2006, 06:10:26 PM »

I'm very sorry to hear about your grandmother.  You have my deepest condolences.  Kinda nice that she gave you the minivan though.  Very sweet.

Take care,


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