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Yeah, We're Real. Real Tired.

So, rather than ramble on and say nothing, I turn to the saving grace of exhausted non-thinkers - the bullet list!
  • Had the visitation. All my step-dad's living kids, spouses and many grand kids were there to support him and to support Mac and me. It made me feel good. I know some of the younger kids through school umpty decades ago, but none of us were close and there were some touchy times in the past (very understandably.) I am lucky to have come to know several of them a little better. They're good people; better than good, really. Many of Mac's contacts and friends came by; some folks Mum used to work with. Mum was there, in a lovely rose and ivory marble urn classical boxy thing. I think she probably likes the design.
  • Discovered that the wife of one of my step-dad's kids is an SF fan, and familiar with LJ. In fact, she was the anonymous commenter on my first post about Mum. I cannot tell you how cool this is. I got her email, and hope to stay in contact.
  • Discovered, too, that the second minister who is going to be officiating tomorrow is not the mother of an old schoolmate - she's actually the old school mate. And she is pretty fantastic, I think. We only went to school between kindergarten and Grade Four, because then they built a school in her valley and she was able to go there, but I always remembered her. And she is vivacious, affectionate, unafraid to be friendly ... she gave me a good feeling. I'm glad she's involved in the service.
  • Uhm ... I think that's about all I can get my head around right now. I'm going to bed; have to be up at 7 a.m. tomorrow because the funeral's at 11 a.m. Wrote my eulogy (a little of what y'all saw in my first post, a bunch that wasn't in there), hope I can get through it.
  • Then there's will and bank etc. I'm going to renounce my executorship, because it turns out that me being in the States and the estate being up here would cause a surprising amount of delay and problem for my brother. I trust him to handle things, since he keeps me fully in the loop. That's great.
  • Huh - didn't I just say that's about all I can get my head around? Time for me to go to bed.

Date: Friday, 1 November 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
I'm glad to hear you have good people around you in such a stressful time. *sending hugs*

Date: Friday, 1 November 2013 07:44 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gerisullivan.livejournal.com
Oh, that is good news about your old school mate, the second minister. May she and the others gathered tomorrow bring you comfort as your presence brings comfort to them.

Strength. Courage.

Date: Friday, 1 November 2013 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
*hugs*

It's good that you get to reconnect with distant family, and that they're there to help and support you.

And I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

Date: Friday, 1 November 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
I hope the funeral goes well (today?). ♥

Date: Sunday, 3 November 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Bless you, honey. I'm glad there are so many good people (old and new) that were a part of this - supporting you and giving love for a good woman now passed on.

Bless you, dear. We are all pulling for you.

Hope the executorship (exchange of) goes well. I know your brother will take good care of everything.

*HUGS*

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