Friday, July 20, 2012

The call...

I was on my Superglide riding to work yesterday. I could hear my wife's ringtone playing on my phone over the sound of my Harley as I swept my card in front of reader to open the gate at work.....
"Funny.....she knows I am on the bike going to work..."

I pull in and park, check my phone......whoa.....lots of missed calls....not a good sign.

I call my wife back and ask what's up.....

"Granny is gone, she just passed away"....I am stunned.....

I walk in my office area and tell my co-workers the deal, and that I had to go....not a problem.

Crank the Harley up, make it out on the highway and open it up....and broke the sound barrier, my family needs me.

My Granny lived to be 93 years young. In the end, dementia got the best of her. I visited very recently and knew it was just a matter of days, and it was.

I got there in RECORD time, and Granny would have blistered my ass for riding that way....She and Grandaddy helped raise me when I was young. They always believed I would become the man I am today. My grandfather left us in 1994. My uncle Ray, who I am the closest to in my family, had been Granny's primary caregiver for the last few years was instrumental in my growing up was suddenly without his Mom....
I was on mission, family needed me. I got there before the funeral home folks....I raced through a helluva thunderstorm, but I got there.

I stayed with my uncle till the wee hours of this morning.....I would not leave until I was sure he was gonna be okay. All the arrangements taken care of.....we parted, all the rest of the family who showed up long since gone their ways home......My ride home was a little bit slower.

In less than two months I will turn fifty years old. Today it hits me.....I am still a kid and I miss my Granny.

19 comments:

  1. I'm really sorry to hear your bad news. I still miss my Granny these 30 years later.

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  2. I'm so sorry. She is in a better place, and whole. She will watch over you, still. And she will live on in your heart. She is with your grandfather. And they smile at you, in the things that make up the good in your life.

    You have my, and my wife's prayers, for you and family.

    God Bless.

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  3. You did great. Your family is blessed to have a man like you, raised by such wonderful folk. My sympathies at your loss.

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  4. I'm so sorry to read of your loss Warlock; I'll hold you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your loss I will be praying for you and your family.

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  6. Warlock,

    I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we've lost makes them part of us. God Bless Your Granny. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  7. Ya know....I am going to celebrate my Granny's life....there really is no sadness in it. Living to be 93....WOW....I am not sad that much, and I do thank you all for the comments.

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    1. I'm so very sorry for your loss, Warlock. May the Good Lord bless you and your family.

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    2. Thanks a lot Stephen.....and truthfully The good Lord blessed me with having such a great Granny. If there was one person on this earth who taught me the value of being polite, it was her. My blue eyes came from her. She was really good at nailing my feet to the floor if it even appeared that I might "get out of line"....I have been blessed, I most certainly have....and will pass it on.

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    3. that a boy! celebrate her life. Living to be old is a joyous thing. 93! a good long life. Your brother, the rat

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  8. I am so sorry Warlock. Prayers heading your way from me and Lu.

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  9. I'm so sorry for you that you no longer have your Granny. She lived a good long life, helped shape you into the man you are today, and I'm sure was very proud of who you've become. My God bless you and your family. I'm sure she is too as she and your grandfather are now able to watch over you together.

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  11. Warlock, buddy - i am glad that your Granny lived such a long life and was able to have enough influence on you that you became the man you are. that was really sweet that you stayed with your Uncle until you were sure that he was ok. your Granny is now with her husband again and she will definitely be watching over you for the rest of your life. and may you live a long, full life like she did! i will keep you and your family in my prayers!

    your friend,
    kymber
    (p.s. - i deleted my first comment due to a bunch of typos)

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  12. bummer - sounds like you actually miss her, most people don't care like that... she did a good job raising you - i am sorry my friend.

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  13. I am sorry about your grandmother's passing. I loved mine so much and she was so good to me. Fixing me special treats and just caring. It is good to have such sweet memories.

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  14. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Your Granny sounds like a wonderful woman, and I know she is watching over you and yours.

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  15. WS- I am so very sorry for your loss. sounds like a wonderful granny and you have a life time of memories with her. Our prayers are with your family.

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  16. It says so much about your granny that your would travel that fast to get there. From the sounds of it she was a very special lady who you respected. I'm behind on my blog reading so please forgive the late comment. Cyber hugs to you and your family. Memories become a blessing...start writing them down now while they are fresh. 93 years, wow. Should we be so blessed!

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