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Hugs needed by another palinite by perfectbitch on 14 December 2006 4:20pm
 
Mum died a little after midday today. It was a sudden and rapid decline with no time to get to the island. It is a relief that her suffering was short and a blessing that she was in her 81st year. She was a complex and extreme character who started life as a dancer and was a Tiller Girl for a number of years. Perhaps she was not cut out for a more domestic life because she suffered deep depressions and alcoholism. She did come off the booze and had been sober for 35 years which is an achievement.

Life with her was demanding and difficult but there were rare moments blessed with great fun and joy. When she was well, she had a wicked sense of humour. If not for those moments, I would have walked away many years ago.

Sorry if I'm rambling, please have a drink to her. She'd have liked that.

Linz
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by Sophie-Louise on 14 December 2006 4:30pm
 
hello linz.

i am terribly sorry to hear about that. i can understand how difficult it must have been for you throughout her life as my mother is also an alcoholic. i understand everything you say about the difficulties and the times of joy also, it's a strange feeling but one of love.

i will certainly be thinking of her and you throughout christmas. and once again i am so sorry to hear about that.

take care of yourself

love sophie x
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by andrea_nyc on 14 December 2006 5:02pm
 
Linz - my deepest condolences. I'm very sorry to hear that. She was a very lucky person to have such a caring daughter.

I'm off to NY tomorrow, but I'll be back on New Years Eve. Let's get together in the new year and raise a glass together.

xo,
Andrea
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by suzulu on 14 December 2006 5:05pm
 
Linz, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Even though you had difficulties, it is still hard when a parent dies. She sounded an interesting character.

I will certainly have a drink to her and I will be thinking of you at this sad time.

Please look after yourself.

Sue


 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by Where are you now? on 14 December 2006 5:53pm
 
Parents are never perfect - they are as human as the rest of the world and to be positive you have done the right thing and are remembering the good times in life with her

thinking of you - and take care
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by tucsonmike on 14 December 2006 6:04pm
 
Linz, sorry to hear that. You did have a bumpy ride with this. You know where to find me if you need to talk.
Mike
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by sighthound on 14 December 2006 6:16pm
 
I'm raising a glass to her right now, Linz. Being an ex-dancer is not an easy life.

My deepest condolences to you and your family. You've been a great daughter throughout all of this.

Hugs,
Geraldine
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by fairygirl48 on 14 December 2006 6:18pm
 
My sympathies go out to you, Linz. I admire you for taking such great care of her throughout all this.

More hugs,
Heather
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by Lounge Trekker on 14 December 2006 7:25pm
 
Oh, Linz, I'm so sorry. You have indeed been a source of mercy and compassion in her time of greatest need.

Pete
 
Re: Hugs needed by another palinite by arty_farty on 14 December 2006 8:25pm
 
*hugs mutchly*

 
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