Thursday, December 06, 2007

Good-bye AG



Death is at once
The end of the body's
Old journey
And the beginning of the soul's
New journey.

~ Sri Chinmoy

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For those who didn't know him...

"
George"

(06/21/06)
Alzheimer-Grandfather: When's the waitress going to take our order?!
Hoop: She already did Grandpa.
AG: She did? What did I order?
Hoop: Mahi-Mahi fish.
AG: What the hell is Mommy-Mommy fish? That sounds disgusting!

"
Under The Rug"

(11/20/06)
AG: Whatcha doin'?
Hoop: We're looking for a place to stash our lawn mower. Is that OK?
AG: Sure! How about over here?
Hoop: I don't think it'll fit back there.
AG: How about under this thing?
Hoop: I don't know what's in that.
AG: *Lifts it up and roaches pour out*
Tink: Nasty!
Hoop: Close it Grandpa!
AG: What was that?
Hoop: That's where Grandma keeps her compost.
Tink: How about over there?
Hoop: That works.
AG: No, no. That's too close to the house. What about over here? What's under this thing? *Points to compost cover*
Tink and Hoop: NO!
AG: *Lifts it up and roaches pour out*
Tink: *Closes lid* Leave that alone OK?
AG: There were all kinds of dirt and bugs in there!

We will miss you.

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Pickled Beef will be closed until Tuesday.

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51 Comments:

At 06 December, 2007, Blogger furiousBall said...

I'm sorry for your loss amiga. Good thoughts your way for you and your family. Hug Hoop and your family a lot.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Cat Herder said...

Bon Voyage, AG. Wishing him a wonderful journey to the next level, and peace for all of you.

Kim

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Christy said...

Aw hun I'm so sorry. I will pray for you and your family.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Karen said...

So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Sunshine said...

My condolences to you and Hoop.
AG will be missed!

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger coffespaz said...

Awww Honey, I am so sorry!! Big hugs from Boston-way.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Jay said...

So very sorry to hear about AG. My condolences to you and Hoop and the family.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger blewknight said...

My Dad had it too so I can relate. So sorry for your loss.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

Goodbye, AG. *hugs* to you and Hoop and the family.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Gordo The Geek said...

Oh, Tink. I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and Hoop.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger mrspao said...

Sorry to hear about your AG. Big hugs to you both and your family.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Mignon said...

I'm sorry for you guys, Tink. I'll miss him.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger g-man said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and Grandpa.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Hilary said...

Aww, I'm sorry for your loss.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger R.E.H. said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I liked reading those conversation pieces.

My condolences to you, Hoop and your families.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Moi said...

So sorry for your loss, Tink.

My thoughts are with you & Hoop.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger geenalyn said...

i am sooo sorry for your loss....you guys are in my thoughts right now

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger mamatulip said...

Tink, Hoop. My condolences.

*hugs*

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger A Slice of Life said...

I'm so sorry to hear of this. Big hugs to all of you and know that you are in my thoughts...

Susan

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Betty said...

Very sorry for your loss. I've enjoyed your stories about your AG.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Real Live Lesbian said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

(hugs)

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

I am sorry for your loss, Tink and Hoop. I'll miss his cute stories.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Jen said...

I'm so sorry. I'll be sending my thoughts and prayers to you and Hoop.

***hug***

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Wishing peace to everyone...

hugs and kisses baby...

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Peggy said...

I am so sorry that he's gone! My most heartfelt condolences!

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Pamer said...

Farewell AG

Plenty of good thoughts are coming your way, TInk...along with a few hugs

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Macoosh said...

ill be thinking of you...

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Melanie said...

HUGS. memories.

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger fiwa said...

Aw, Tink & Hoop, I'm so sorry. Hope you're both doing ok.

Sending you my love,
fiwa

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger Mary said...

Sorry for your loss Tink, Hoop, and family.

RIP AG.

(((HUGS)))

 
At 06 December, 2007, Blogger meno said...

Thank you for those two conversations, they made me smile.

I'm sorry that he's gone.

 
At 07 December, 2007, Blogger janet said...

i'm sorry for your loss, tink and hoop.

 
At 07 December, 2007, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

OMG, the most depressing post to read whilst listening to The Take Over, The Breaks Over.

He will be missed. And that is from someone who has known him for no more than 60secs.

 
At 07 December, 2007, Blogger Newt said...

Hugs to you and yours honey. I'm so very sorry. He will be missed. I wish he knew how much warmth and joy he brought to our lives through your words. Even though they were funny they were also filled with love and compassion. AG will live forever in our blog hearts.

 
At 07 December, 2007, Blogger Kell said...

I'm sorry about AG. Hugs and Condolences to you, Hoop, and your families. This was al lovely tribute.

 
At 07 December, 2007, Blogger Alex said...

Wishing you a lifetime of fond memories, and strength to make it through the adjustment. You (and Hoop, of course) are in my thoughts.

 
At 08 December, 2007, Blogger Foo said...

Happy trails, AG.

Like most of your fans, I only knew AG through the conversations you shared with us, Tink; but I think I'll miss him. Please accept my condolences and extend them to Hoop and the rest of AG's family.

 
At 08 December, 2007, Anonymous Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

Alzheimers is such a thief in the night. Go in peace, AG.

http://wordgirl5.typepad.com/apathy_lounge

 
At 08 December, 2007, Anonymous gawilli said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Gawilli

 
At 09 December, 2007, Blogger Freakazojd said...

I'm so sad to hear this news, Tink. How are you and Hoop doing?
Sending you much love.

 
At 10 December, 2007, Blogger captain corky said...

My thoughts are with you and Hoop and I hope you guys are ok!

 
At 10 December, 2007, Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

Your stories, even though, funny, honor your grandpa. Great post. He would be thrilled.

 
At 10 December, 2007, Blogger butterfly girl said...

You wanted me to laugh right? Great. Now I feel even worse.

I'm so sorry for you guys that he is gone. But I think he is way happier now. You hang in there, and give me a hoot if you need an ear!

 
At 10 December, 2007, Blogger peppypilotgirl said...

Here from Graymama's. I am so very sorry for your loss. May there be some unexpected moments of solace in the days ahead and may the pain fade, leaving only the memories of happier days with your grandfather.

 
At 11 December, 2007, Blogger Tawcan said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Alzheimer is such a scary disease. :(

 
At 11 December, 2007, Blogger TheBirdman33 said...

I'm sorry. I hope you guys are doing ok.

 
At 11 December, 2007, Blogger Starchy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!

 
At 11 December, 2007, Blogger Odd Mix said...

I'm sorry about AG. I know he'll be missed.

-John

 
At 11 December, 2007, Blogger Spamboy said...

Oh dear, that's sad! I'm sorry for your loss.

 
At 12 December, 2007, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

I'm very sorry to hear of this, I don't feel like people are gone though, their spirits once free surround us all the time. Just look for the signs.

My condolences to everyone close to him.

 
At 16 December, 2007, Blogger Cindi said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. My sincere condolences to you, Hoop, his Grandma and family.
((hug))

The "Mommy Mommy fish" story made me laugh and then sigh. Your post was a nice tribute to him. God Bless him.

 

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