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Just to provide closure to that story: Fred died early Saturday morning, in his sleep. I'm so, so glad that Mom got to keep him at home, and that it was quick and easy and fairly peaceful. He had a big window nearby with the sun and the sound of the ocean and the seagulls, and their cat Thomas was able to get in bed with him, and Mom said that he seemed to know that Thomas was there. It couldn't have been better. (Well. He could have not died on Mom's birthday. But, still.) Mom is surrounded by a lot of good people down there, and she's deep in "dealing with stuff" mode, but soon I'll go down and really spend some time with her, and that will be good.

Thank you, everyone, for the good thoughts and well-wishes and *hugs* over the weekend.



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Jul. 19th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Holly. It's good that he was able to be at home with his family (kitty included). I hope you and your Mom are okay.
Jul. 19th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
*hugs* to you, and many thoughts for you and your family.
Jul. 19th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
All the best to you and yours. *hugs*
Jul. 19th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your mom has support. Sounds like about as good and end as could be expected. I'll talk to you tomorrow, okay?
Jul. 19th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
I know we don't know each other well, but ::hugs:: I'm very sorry to hear about this.
Jul. 19th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that it was quick and fairly peaceful as well. Long is AWFUL.

Jul. 19th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
*more hugs*
Jul. 19th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand, precious Lord
Lead me home.

-- a passage from an old gospel song that seemed appropriate. it was Martin Luther King's favorite hymn. a truly gorgeous song that transcends religion.
sending peaceful thoughts your way.

Jul. 20th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
sending you and your family best wishes. and more hugs. i'm glad you'll be able to go visit soon. *Hugs*
Jul. 20th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
Super A Lot More Hugs.
Jul. 20th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
*Waits patiently for her turn for a hug*

Glad it was quick and that you and your Mom sound as well as one could wish for in the circumstances. But sad anyway.
Jul. 20th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
*gets in the hug line*

Thinking about you and your family honey, especially since I'll be in Vancouver come Friday.

Shalom chaver.
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