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Orfin, as in 'a person who has lost his parents', not as in 'frequently'

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pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)


On December 24 my mum passed away. I was with her as she drew her last terrestrial breath. And she was with me as I drew my first, come to think of it.

She couldn't speak when I arrived, and I was told by her nurse that she'd had a stroke that morning. She'd been having frequent small strokes for the last year. I talked with her awhile and then asked if she'd like it if I sang and played some guitar for her. She nodded yes.

I played for awhile and sang songs that we'd both sung together on the screened porch of my childhood home. In fact, these were some that she'd learned from her mum and taught to me. It brought tears to my eyes.

Somewhere during this time I became aware that she was making her transition, and then she passed.

She survived my father by two years. My sister and I have survived her, and I hope her songs will survive us all.


Orfin, as in 'a person who has lost his parents', not as in 'frequently'

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U168592

My thoughts go out to you p, I'm sure you'll be humming those songs for a long while yet with a smile smiley - hug

Take care over the new year, here's to happy endings and new beginnings smiley - smiley


Orfin, as in 'a person who has lost his parents', not as in 'frequently'

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

If ever there was a truly beautiful death, I swear I just read about itsmiley - musicalnote

Bless you both, smiley - cuddle

ET
smiley - earthsmiley - aliensmilesmiley - smooch


Orfin, as in 'a person who has lost his parents', not as in 'frequently'

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aka Bel - A87832164

My thoughts are with you, paily. smiley - hug
I sang for my grand dad shortly before he passed away many years ago (I think I was about 12 then). I'm glad you got the chance to sing for your mum.

smiley - rose


Orfin, as in 'a person who has lost his parents', not as in 'frequently'

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pailaway - (an utterly gratuitous link in the evolutionary chain)


Thanks All - I really do feel lucky that I was there. As the days pass and I look back over my life and start to feel sorry for some of the ways I behaved to my mom - I actually feel that this made up for it all.

smiley - brave


Orfin, as in 'a person who has lost his parents', not as in 'frequently'

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - brave


Orfin, as in 'a person who has lost his parents', not as in 'frequently'

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clzoomer- a bit woobly

Bless.


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Leo

smiley - rose


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