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September 25, 2006

A depressing week.

17th Sept, Sunday - My Dad arrives after his 3 months trip to the US. Loaded with goodies for Ashu. Happy reunion of Thatha and Pethi.

18th Sept, Monday - My dad and I with Ashu go visit my Aunts house and along with Aunt and Uncle, we go to visit my maternal grandparents. My grandpa seeing my dad after months, chats with him for a long time. Then collapses and falls on the floor unconscious. The doctor who arrives after an hour says he has passed away. He was 82. We had to break the news to my mom who is in the US with my sister.

19th Sept, Tuesday - Funeral.

20th Sept, Wednesday - We are trying tickets for my mom so that she can at least be here before the 10th day ceremony.

21st Sept, Thursday - My moms ticket to Chennai is confirmed. She ll be landing on Saturday. Since my dads stuck with some work, I decide to go to Madras.

22nd Sept, Friday - HD, Ashu and I leave for Chennai.

23rd Sept , Saturday - We all go to the airport to receive mom. She does nt know that I am in Chennai. She comes out late as one of her baggages has nt arrived. Shes in tears when she comes out but when she sees me, her mood changes.

24th Sept, Sunday - All of us back to Bangalore and we drop Mom at my Aunts place. Sad reunion of family.

When my grandpa was lying on the floor, Ashu was pointing at him and saying Thoola, thoola (Sleeping) with her palm on her ears.
It was pathetic when the doctors would nt come home to confirm he was dead. One homeopathy doctor nearby said "I don't know to do that."
Death is scary.
One minute he was talking fine and the next, he was dead.
I am glad I was there near him. Especially since my mom was nt.
My grand mother was so calm and collected. It scared all of us.
On Tuesday, Ashu would nt go near my grandpa. She circled and walked as far away as possible from him. Do young children sense something?

I have no one I can call Thatha now and Ashu has lost her only great grand father.
RIP.

15 comments:

The Visitor said...

Boo - I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather.

Nee said...

I'm truly sorry for your loss Boo.

The Inquisitive Akka said...

I am so sorry Boo

Tharini said...

I am very sorry for your loss Boo. I know what it is like to lose the last living grandfather you have, cos I lost mine when I was pregnant with Akhil. But I have found that no matter what, he has lived on. He suffered a lot towards the end and death was the only kind solution.

Its a very amazing thing that the last thing he did before he passed away was chat happily with your father. I know it is the suddenness that has you feeling so shocked about it.

Yes, children have a sixth sense about these things. No doubts about it.

@ said...

Boo, I am sorry for your loss :(

Sush said...

aaaaaaaaaawwww boo, i know very well how it feels... he is happy there.. looking at you all from above.. he will live on in your memories forever and that is what we have left..

Aqua said...

very sorry to hear about your loss Boo!

the mad momma said...

very very sorry to hear about your loss... with each person we lose a small part of ourselves... May your faimly have the strength they need at this time...

artnavy said...

May God give you all the strength to cope. At least he did not suffer.

Gauri said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather Boo.

May his soul rest in peace.

And may God grant your family the strength to bear this loss.

mumbaigirl said...

So sorry to hear about your grandfather Boo. He went surrounded by his loving family and not alone. Hugs to you and Ashu.

itchingtowrite said...

very sorry for the loss of your tatha

kuttichuvaru said...

very sorry to hear that!!

B o o said...

Thanks all of you for your kind words. Life goes on... Thats the ugly truth and there lies the beauty as well!

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