Grandma

My paternal grandmother, who has been a complete vegetable for a year or so, finally died early yesterday morning. Everyone is very relieved. Surreally, I woke up yesterday morning to the following two text messages that had been delivered while I slept, the first...

Funeral report and whatnot

Sister P joined us from Georgia, and brought Malachi, her youngest (except for the one that’s incubating), along with. I shared a hotel room with them, and since Malachi is 23 months old and got sick for a while, there was a lot of Disney Jr. and not a lot of...

Minus one grandparent

It was always interesting — almost a bragging point, really — to be able to say into my mid-thirties that I had all four grandparents alive. And now the youngest of the four has died. He was sixteen when he got married! I sometimes muse, If I had started...

Day 7/8

This is only the sixth tie, but it’s probably the last for this break. As I mentioned, I often don’t get dressed at all on Sundays, and Sunday is my final day of no school and no work. But it’s been a good run. I am satisfied. Today I cleaned the...

Is it Friday?

Lester swimming I believe it is. Today I canoed wis my father and then swimmed in the lake for some hours. When I have more space I must tell about the dog and how amusing it was. I played ring-around-the-rosies wis cousins and got large quantities of water up my nose...

What what what

Yesterday L and I went canoeing a long way. It was awesome. We got out to one little corner of the lake where there are no houses and all these fallen trees, and got spooked. We feared we would run into one and tip, and the water there was kinda nasty, so we turned...

The usual cousin thing re:gender

So my cousins Ryan and Kevannah, nine and seven, are here now. And after about an hour of playing wis them, Kevannah took me aside — literally took me into another room and closed the door — in order to tell me, “You kinda sound like a girl.” I...