I can’t say that it was unexpected but last night my mother finally gave up and died quietly around 11:40 PM. The last few days have been quite surreal and despite preparations I am quite stunned.

It was almost as if she were waiting for me to come to California and see her. Our last visit she called me by name and that was just a few days ago. My mother was a Sicilian by birth and nature and strangely enough her last lucid statement was “I am staying here!”.

She is survived by her four children, three grand kids and one great grand daughter.


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10 Responses to Goodbye

  1. ian roberts says:

    I am so sorry to hear your sad news. I also lost my mother recently. People tell me it gets easier with time, so far each day is a little bit better. I hope you can remember the good times long after the pain of the lost has faded.

  2. chross76 says:

    I am really sorry for your loss.

  3. web-ed says:

    Condolences from myself and everyone at CSR.

  4. ronniesoul says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.

    Love and hugs,

  5. Dioneo says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  6. says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing, my condolences. My mother passed the same way, I went outside to speak to God and when I went back into the hospital and held her in my arms she passed away, so sad. Take care

  7. Really sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope you have many fond memories of her.


  8. Hermione says:

    I am very sorry for your loss.


  9. Hermione
    Spankedhortic II

    Thank you all for your sympathy, it means a lot to me. Despite outward appearance of my hard and crusty shell it seems I am still have a soft and chewy center. I will be back sometime next week.


  10. zad zadigski says:

    I know that it is a little late, but I would also like to leave a statement of sympathy. May your mother rest in peace. I will pray for her and for you.

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