I hadn't intended to go to the viewing, knowing he's not in that body anymore. I was ushered into that room to greet the family, and there was my last grandpa, in his casket. He was wearing just the shirt I would have remembered him in, western style with pearled snaps and a bolo tie, as I would have imagined. Ninety years old and he still had a beautiful head of thick, silver hair. He looked good. He'd put some weight back on. Seven cancers tried and failed. He was a tough old bird. He looked handsome and healthy and happy. I'm glad I got to see him and say good-bye.

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Comment by Secular Sue on July 8, 2010 at 3:54am
Thanks you guys. Sorry Chad, about your grandma.
Comment by Chad on July 7, 2010 at 8:44pm
I lost my last grandparent, my grandma, on the 4th of July. My condolences.
Comment by Fabio on July 7, 2010 at 5:10am
Seven cancers? He was quite the warrior. My condolences for your loss.
Comment by Objection on July 7, 2010 at 3:25am
Sorry about your loss. My last grandparent, my mother's mother, died in Vietnam a few years back, but I've never been close to her. Wow, seven cancers... I've never heard of that happening to anyone before.

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