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My mother keeps speaking of not being long for this world, or of hoping not to be long for this world, while expressing concern about the direction of the world and concern about me, my sister, and the grandkids.

Mom's 61 -- birthday in December -- in generally good health, should exercise more (would it kill her to upstairs once a day to get the mail and newspaper). Her mom died at 64, and her mom at 82. Mom's dad died at 83, and his mom at 85, his dad at 65ish.

I'm not upset by the idea of my mom dying. She has my blessing to pass as she sees fit -- it's her life after all. I like having her around, if a bit less so since Fox News and Glenn Beck, but the cycle of life dictates that she, as all of us, shall pass beyond at some point.
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My mom expressed excited interest about iPads and Kindles today, though she was dubious of the Kindle replacing books, as she doesn't trust the electronic thing to keep what it loads for future reference/re-reading. I'm really surprise she was so interested in the iPad. I may get her one, as it's the first technological thing she's been excited about.
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The procedure to break up the staghorn kidney stone went well. She's in a bit of pain, but is doing as expected. She has another x-ray on the 20th, and back to urologist on the 22nd. She may have to have this procedure again before he's willing to go invasive. Thank you all for your thoughts/prayers.

7 December

Dec. 7th, 2007 07:30 pm
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Today is my mother's birthday.

I don't remember how old i was, but i remember that she explained to me that she was born on the 7th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, to help me remember.

That attack resulted in my then 13-year old maternal grandfather altering his birth certificate to show he was 16, so he could enilist in the US Navy, and defend that which wes right. Today, his left arm is all but useless from that service. I remember how happy he was when the VA finally gave him an arm brace with veclro insead of with buckles.

Grandma used to tell me about convincing her schoolmates to give their lunch money for war bonds. Shopping with her - at the grocery store, the drugstore, May Company, wherever - decades later, those people remembered her, and thanked her for that.

How things change.
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I've posted no real content since the 1st. Highlights, and I am so tired of being ill. Horizontal lines set off the main non-church, non-illness thing. )

And thus has been my life this month. Oh, almost forgot. I had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] muzikmaker and [livejournal.com profile] agentxs at Yuan Fu Vegetarian in Rockville on Monday the 18th, at which i get my violin back. I need to get 2 new mutes and a new dampit. I really like the new bridge. It's cut a bit differintly than the one it replaced, but in a good way. And the rehaired bow plays so much better than it did before. Who knew that rehairing would make such a huge differnce. I still want to get a new bow, as i'm not fond of the lightness, nor the balance point of this one, but it's quit usable now. Thank you [livejournal.com profile] muzikmaker21!

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