Condolences and Comfort for Cat in a bag/Tina

Discussion in 'Chattery Teeth (Other)' started by Spideyman, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. cat in a bag
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    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much everyone. I was in the middle of Walmart when my mom called me yesterday. Had to go find a secluded spot for a while.

    My thoughts have been swirling, trying to find words to tell you what kind of man my Grandpa was. But none seem adequate.

    He was always a very hard worker, had a very good size farm and working the land was what made him happy. When they retired and moved off the farm that was one of his life's trials, it was so hard for him to do.

    He was always there for all of us, no matter what. Father to 4, Grandfather to 12, Great-Grandfather to 25 and Great-Great-Grandfather to 2. He helped Scott and I get established when we moved from home 10 years ago. The plan was for Scott to come first and we would join him when we could afford a place and my Grandpa didn't want that for us. So he helped us with our moving expenses and all of our deposits. He has helped all of us like that over the years and all without being asked to.

    He loved sports. All sports. Was a really great bowler and used to go on national amateur tournaments. Brought home lots of trophies! That was a love he passed down and some of the most cherished photos are the ones with him at the front, with my uncles and a few cousins who did the team thing with him. He never got as loud as some of us do during Broncos games, (read: me and my Grandma!), his style was to lean back in his chair with a big grin and rub his hands together with glee. :)He loved to watch any kind of sports, but the Huskers, Broncos and Rockies and Nuggets games gave him much joy.

    He loved animals. Cats on the farm, and he would teach them all to sit on his shoulders. Dogs too, he would sit in his chair watching a game and feeding the dog popcorn (much to my Grandma's chagrin) and when there was just a little left, let the dog finish off his can of Dr Pepper.

    Always a gentle leader, he was a devout Christian and a Deacon at our church. He had a wonderful singing voice but was very modest about it. It was always something the congregation looked forward to, when it was his turn to do a special.

    Married to my Grandma for 65 years, she will miss him most of all.

    He didn't know us when we visited recently, not for the first hour. But then he did. I am so thankful we got to visit.

    The funeral will be Monday, if everything can be arranged for that day. I will let you all know.

    Thank you for being here for me and thank you to Spidey for starting this thread. I am not holding it together so well today but am glad to have you all to lean on. I hope I have given you a glimpse of the man I call Grandpa and love so very much. I will miss him dearly.

    I want to post this song for him. Always his favorite Christmas song, he sang it at church every Christmastime.

  2. mjs9153
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    mjs9153 The man in black fled across the desert..

    Oh Cat..am so very sorry,for you and your Grandma how hard this must be,and the rest of your family..hang in there dear heart..
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    Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this, (((Cat.))) Sending you my love and hugs... what beautiful memories he leaves behind. We will be here when you need us. ♥
  4. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I'm sorry for your loss, Cat. Don't know what to say other than that. I've read in the bible that by their fruit you shall know them and from your story about your grandpa above and the little I've known you here, I'd say I've had a glimpse of a good man. The world should mourn for there aren't enough of them. There's no tears in heaven though...that's another thing I've read in the bible...someone even wrote a song about it. I'm not much for singing but the words go something like this: 'dear friends there'll be no sad farewells, there'll be no tear-dimmed eyes...where all is peace and joy and love and the soul of man never dies.' I imagine the memories your grandpa left here on earth will motivate many to do better...and that's a good thing. God's peace.
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  6. ghost19
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    I'm very sorry Cat. I named my son after my maternal Grandfather whom I adored. He was a depression era man who seemed, to me at least, to be ten foot tall and bulletproof. I hope you are getting thru this as best you can. Stay strong cat.
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    Sigmund Well-Known Member

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    Dearest Tina,

    John and I send you prayers, comfort, hugs and kisses.

    May God hold you and your family especially close in the following days.

    ((((Tina, Grandmother, Family))))

    Peace.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....Tina, dear heart...first, thank you for the loving recollections of your grandpa-they are the most special of people....secondly, how in the world did you summon strength enough to comfort me in the middle of your own loss?...I knew you were one of the sweetest souls to grace this Earth, let alone this Board-but that really speaks volumes of the size of your heart. I grieve for your loss, but celebrate a life so very and fully lived...I had this song played when my grandma reached her clearing, but it's applicable for grandpa too...and so very very true....[​IMG]

  9. Debbie913
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    Debbie913 Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry, Tina. :-(
    ((((((Tina and family))))))
  10. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    With sympathy on your loss cat
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  11. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Nothing makes a loss like this easier, so I hope you'll accept my {{{hug}}}.
  12. if-so-Grrl
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    if-so-Grrl Well-Known Member

    I just now saw this , Catina, and am very sorry for your loss. Big hugs and many good vibes and warm thoughts go out to you, your family, and especially to your Grandma. (((((Catina and family)))))
  13. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    We do not know wach other, but I too am sorry for your loss. These things are never easy.
  14. cat in a bag
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    Thank you so much.

    The funeral is set for 10 Monday morning. Now we are just trying to figure out how to get us all there. Brandon and Alyssa do not get back in until midnight tomorrow night and no one thinks it is a good idea to have them get off a plane and into a car for a 4 1/2 hr drive. So we are trying to figure out how to all get there together, safely. We will be waiting for them to arrive and then either leaving right away or leaving very early, 4 am Monday morning.

    I thank you all for the thoughts and prayers, the vibes and kind words. I love you all so very much. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. :biglove:
  15. Gallina
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    I am very sorry to know this Tina. Many thoughts and prayers for the family.

    (((((Tina and the family)))))

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  16. notebookgirl
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    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Prayers going out to you and your family.
  17. Agincourt Concierge
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    Tina ... so very sorry for the loss of your beloved grandfather ... Sending comforting prayers your way .... ((((( Tina and Family ))))

    Remember, no one is truly gone from us if we keep their memory in our hearts ....
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Dear Tina- you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers. I send along my heartfelt wishes that things will ease up for you in the future- it's been a little bit of a rough patch for you lately. Know that we are here for you. Whenever and whatever it is you might need. Take care, friend.
  19. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry, Tina. My thoughts and prayers.

    (((((Tina and family)))))
  20. Lina
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    Lina Committed member

    I am sorry for your loss, Tina. (((Tina and the family)))

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