Tuesday, May 22, 2007

She Said She Has Problems With Long Weekends

This is what my Sister-in-law Alma told us as we sat in her living room Monday night, where the family gathered for comfort. It seems every significant death has happened on Alma's long weekends.
Suddenly late this morning Carl's Brother Roland died.

Right now we are waiting for normal business to begin tomorrow so the funeral arrangements can be finalized.

Carl is the youngest of three sons. His oldest Brother Clyde moved to Newfoundland in the fall for retirement, Roland the middle brother has been off work as long as me on medical leave from Arthritis and other issues.

Roland died in his sleep this morning.

Yesterday he had a great holiday celebration with his granddaughter and played with fireworks sparklers in the front garden, and they feasted on Swiss Chalet.

This evening we all sat together talking about what "was".

Roland was a quiet man.
He worked for the same company for 38yrs.
He was a very talented machinist.
Father of two.
Grandfather of two.
He and Alma married when he was 18yrs old. They have been married 39yrs.

He was 56.

8 comments:

RennyBA said...

My condolences to the family! I know this long weekend will never been the same after this, but then again Roland had a great time with his closest to the very end. Like you mentioned; now is the time to recall the good memories too.

no milk said...

my condolences to your family and your sister-in-law's family.

RheLynn said...

Sorry to hear about your family's loss -- best wishes to your sister-in-law, Carl and his mother and everyone :(

Caledonia said...

Aw, I'm sorry, sweetie. He sounded like a good man. Too young to die.

Thinking of you. *hugs*

J said...

very sorry to hear about your loss, Lynn. Hugs.

Teena said...

I'm sorry.

TorAa said...

What we say here: An accident never comes alone.
What a sad story. But like RennyBA said: Roland had a great time to the very end.
It also teaches us not to take life for granted. You never know what's around the corner. I have lost too many collegues in young ages over the years. Even just died at work, not by accidents, but by sudden brain and heart diseases. It's allways a chock.

But life must go on. Keep the good memories.

Mother of Invention said...

My sympathy is with you and you whole family now. I'm sure it wasn't totally expected and it's always a shock even if not out of the realm of possibility. I turned 53 in Dec. and as you know, I have a lot of health issues too. I can only imagine Alma's pain.

Sounds like a very good man and soul, but still way too young. Remember him well.