Friday, April 13, 2012

Heads Up

Hi Everyone, I wanted to give you a heads up. I will be away from my computer for the next week. I will be visiting with family members that are not yet connected to the electronic age. The Old Salt and I are leaving today to make the trip to Alabama to drive my eighty-seven year old mother to the bedside of her ailing sister.


We are staying in a hotel tonight with wi-fi so I wanted to update the previous post. Before we even got to the Alabama state line we received a call from my cousin informing us that my Aunt had taken a turn for the worst and he feared she would pass before we could get there. The Lord was on my Mother's side and we arrived in time. My mother was able to be at her sister's bedside for ten hours before her sister's time on this earth ended. My Aunt's funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon and we will be headed home as soon as possible thereafter.

My mother is having a difficult time with all this. My Aunt's death leaves the oldest and youngest of the six children surviving. My mother is the youngest at 87 and the oldest sister is 93. Both my mom and her sister are in good health for their age but the death of their sister leaves them feeling ever closer to the time when they, too, will be gone. It reminded me of an old song by Neil Diamond which went: We all sweat under the same sun, we all look up in wonder at the same moon, and we all weep when we are done, for being done too soon.


  1. Have a safe trip. Will look forward to hearing from you when you get back!

  2. Be safe! Our thoughts are with your family...

  3. Be safe -- I am sorry for the reason for the trip but glad you are up to making it. (And as I realize you won't see this probably until you get home, I will add, I hope that your trip went well.)

  4. Oh Rita Sweetie...
    It is with such saddness for the family that I write to you this evening. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I am tickled pink that your precious Aunt held on and waited for you all to arrive. It was closure for your Momma and you. You needed this time with her.

    You all will remain in my prayers. This will be a difficult time for your sweet Momma. God Bless her and keep her in his loving arms.

    Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry


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