Harry Dean Stanton, an instantly recognizable character actor whose career spanned seven decades, died of natural causes in Los Angeles today. He was 91 years old.
Yesterday, my mom called mom my husband to tell him a very close family member had taken his own life. My husband told her he would tell me at a good time. I just started a new job a few weeks ago and he knows I’m really involved in work stuff so he didn’t want to bother me there. He told me after…
So I have been asked to take point on the technology side of things for my dad’s memorial service which will be this Saturday. We have gone with a Unitarian church that my grandmother attends since, although Dad was raised Catholic, he was more Buddhist in mindset but had no formal religion for the last 30 years of…
Thank you all for yesterday. The words of support are what I needed but was struggling to hear from the people closer to home. I went home after work last night and spent the evening with my brother and mother. We moved him, gave him his meds. I made some very sticky sweet passive aggressive calls to hospice - because…
So not to distract people from a very good advice post on what website hosts to use I figure I will just write up my own feelings and get it out into the ether - which always helps. GT - you have been such a useful place for me. I lurked for years in college before creating my own account at last and I am so grateful…
Share your thoughts on dying, death and such; while you’re sorting thru them, you can read this.
Today was a bad day. Just to give y’all a heads up.
About 5 minutes ago on Terry Pratchett's facebook page a message was posted announcing his death.
A man in his 30s died when he fell through the basement access grate of an abandoned building on Bedford Ave in Brooklyn on Sunday. The unnamed victim is thought to have lived in a nearby shelter. Witnesses noted he was simply walking down the street, not taking particular note of where he was walking exactly like…
SUPER DUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Nyquil isn't working! It's acting as a stimulant! I spent an hour powering down, turned off media, read book til sleepy, lay quietly, etc, and NO DICE. HAAAAAAALP!
Tomorrow I will be starting a 1700 mile journey across the country, with my mother.
I was kind of horrified and in a hurry this morning and didn't do the back-linking I'd promised I try to. I've been trying not to be as graphic as my first entry, but depression and suicide are likely to come up for all of these. From here on out, I'd like to save the warnings for things that get particularly…
Grandma just died.
Losing someone sucks. This was only my 2nd family member I've lost in adulthood. Shit, that makes it sound like I've mislaid them, I haven't. They are dead; they "passed away"; or as the obit said, "walked into the loving hands of the lord ".
And I'm really sad.
Now that I'm past the shock of my ex dying I've moved on to All of the Feelings. Absolute devastation. Guilt over how we left it. Despair that we'll never set things right. Fear that everyone I'll see at the service hates me. Crying seems to be a feeling too.
I just found out that my ex is dead. They found his body this morning. No one knows what happened yet but if I had to guess I'd say alcohol poisoning or another substance-related mishap. I don't know how to feel and I really need someone to tell me.
TW: Death? Maybe?
TW death of a parent