• 09:20 RT @CurioCabinet: Spark Museum - Early Radio and Scientific Apparatus, Highlights of the Collection ow.ly/6pvR (via @sirkeystone) #
  • 09:56 Rather creepy Agricultural Museum in Cairo, Egypt, Est. 1930: bit.ly/9fTJ1 (via @TeenAngster) [Photos: tinyurl.com/AgMusPics] #
  • 12:44 Sexy (Awkward) People: a celebration of the perfect portrait (@SexyPeople) www.sexypeople-blog.com/ #
  • 13:11 A Fond Farewell: Funeral sex may be death's best antidote. bit.ly/1N5lS #
  • 13:28 Alan Cumming is hosting MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS: bit.ly/gsGZi
    *swoon* #
  • 15:00 Meet our late friend Phil, otherwise known as @Xenarthra's birthday cake: bit.ly/1akZr8 #
  • 17:00 The Cars just came on the stereo. Of course, I turned it all the way up. #
  • 17:25 Had my final ortho appt before brackets come off in a few weeks. Jaw aches now, but I don't care. My teeth will soon be free. Free, I say! #
  • 17:47 Cephalopod Tea Party fan art is now up on cephalopodteaparty.blogspot.com/ #
  • 19:26 Thai food and Star Trek with @tutordennis. #
  • 23:25 I wish Dad were here, so that we could've seen Star Trek together. He was a fan, and I would've loved to hear what he thought of the movie. #

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Uncle Andy with Benjamin

I don't think I've wrapped my head around this yet, but Uncle Andy is gone. Yesterday morning he was walking down the street in sunny Santa Monica with Aunt Heidi, a family friend, when he had a heart attack. He was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, but died shortly thereafter. He was not ill, had no known health issues, was only in his mid-60s. After we got the phone call, [livejournal.com profile] tutordennis left immediately to drive to Elk Grove and tell his mother that her brother was gone.

Where is consolation? I am glad Heidi was with Andy, and that he knew she was there. I'm glad he got to meet his new nephew, Benjamin Andrew, earlier this month (named for Grandpa Ben, Andy's father). I am glad for the support of our friends and families.

But I wonder what will happen with Grandma Furn, since Andy had moved in to keep her company after Grandpa's death a few years ago (it seems beyond painful to have to bury both your husband and your son). I wonder what will happen to the family business, run primarily by Andy. I wonder what Thanksgiving will be like without him.

I initially wondered why this happened. But there is no why; it just happened. Can anyone really get The Call at any time, about anyone? I lit the yahrzeit for my father last night, who died a few days before Thanksgiving as well. I can't believe it's been fifteen years since he took his leave of us.
nullalux: (L'chaim!)
( Sep. 25th, 2004 11:01 pm)
We lit the yahrzeit for my dad and Ben tonight. May they have an עילוּי נשמה.

October is coming.


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