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Monday, January 7, 2013

So Passes the Little General

The phone rang at 11:40 tonight. That only means one thing.

My sister-in-law Mac went in for a lay down earlier this evening, nothing unusual. My brother checked on her every hour or so, she'd fallen asleep watching tv. When he went in to check at 10:30, she had passed away. She was 62.

Billy's in shock. We're all in shock. No word on arrangements, of course. There's little chance I can get down there for the funeral. It's Winter, I'm broke, I'm on a walker, I don't have a car. I've emailed everyone and told everyone pertinent already. I just can't believe Mac's gone. I've gotta get some rest, as I have other battles to deal with tomorrow. And now a brother who's widowed and alone in his house in Jersey. It's the end of an era. She was the Little General of our family. The last person I thought would leave us so soon.

We'll miss you, Mac. Godspeed.

10 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I'm so sorry Laura. So hard to lose someone so young.

Austan said...

I just can't believe it. With everything, all these years, it's not possible she's died. So fast. My poor brother. I just don't know. It feels like a nightmare I can't get out of. I'm so worried about Billy and so helpless.

The Elephant's Child said...

I am so so sorry. A loss like that simply knocks your legs out from under you doesn't it? My heart goes out to you and to your brother.

Austan said...

EC- that's exactly it. You just lose all bearings. Thanks for being here. I don't think I'll be sleeping tonight. I have to be up in 4 hours anyway.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Death, when it comes unexpected, is so very hard to deal with. We are so unprepared for the loss. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care, dear Laura.

Austan said...

I'm glad she had a gentle death. She'd been thru a lot in life. It's still just hard to believe. She was a riot, a real hardass, too. I'm so worried about my brother.

GDad said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Austan said...

Thank you, GDad.

Geo. said...

What an awful shock. My condolences, Austan.

Austan said...

Thanks, Geo. It's awful. Still no word on what's going on.