Thursday, January 15, 2009


Forgive the time away from the keyboard, please. Some of you may have heard me speak about my grandmother. 105 years of experience and gristle, she lived life on her terms. She was in her own apartment until last Thursday morning when she fell.

Grandma did not recover and passed away in her sleep yesterday morning. A lot of the last week and some of the foreseeable future will be taken up with dealing with things which must be done.

On a lighter note, the economy ate my job last Friday so I have lots of time to take care of things.

Be well. IBB


capper said...

My deepest condolences, Jim.

Take care of yourself.

Other Side said...

Sorry about your loss, Jim. Grandmas are special. 105 years, though. Wow.

Ordinary Jill said...

How marvelous that she kept her independence until the end. I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a grandparent, at any age, means seeing the last bits of your childhood die. Good luck with your job search. One silver lining in this crappy economy is that sudden unemployment is losing its stigma.

Dan said...

Condolences, Jim. May she find comfort now.
Good luck with the job search.

elliot said...

You lost your Grandmother? And your job?

I'm so sorry, man.

Aaron said...

That's a bad streak.
I hope you'll rebound soon!

Nathan said...

I'm sorry Jim. Better days ahead.

Cory Liebmann said...

I'm very sorry to hear this and I can totally November I lost my grandmother (she was more like a second mother) and the day after we buried her I found out that I was losing my job. Things are turing around now and I know that they will for you also.

Take Care My Friend.


Jib said...

My sympathies on your grandmother and my empathy on the loss of your job. That's a rough stretch. Take care, Grumps.

illusory tenant said...

Very sorry to hear that, Mr. Grumps. Chin up my good man.