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Re: A Death in the House by tucsonmike on 8 November 2008 12:57am
 
No funeral, just a cremation and splitting the ashes in half. One half to his mother, the other half to his friends in his childhood home in Damascus, Maryland, who will have a wake at their old childhood hangout in the woods.

The problem is, everything is on hold until the Pima County Medical Examiner is finished. Legally, we have no say in that.
 
Re: A Death in the House by peripatetically on 8 November 2008 1:15pm
 
Damascus? OMG, guessing, that's only about 12 miles from me. Considered somewhat in the neighborhood.
 
Re: A Death in the House by tucsonmike on 9 November 2008 12:54am
 
Linda, we are hearing from more of Jack's childhood friends, who all say the same thing. He was the good one in a very dysfunctional family. We were just relieved to not be the only ones caring.

We can still have a Palin get together in Acapulco. One of the sons of the people he was going to work for lives there and owns a hotel. I reckon Scotland fell through and next Spring in Tucson is going to be a busy time with the bookfair.

I am starting to get together stuff to post on my blog about Jack. I have had some good laughs about stuff we did. The Victims Services people helped us with that.

 
Re: A Death in the House by geordiegirl on 9 November 2008 2:34pm
 
It all seems to be coming together for you re Jack, Mike: hope the court doesn't hold-up things too much.

Good luck with the Palin get-together in Acapulco! is that actively being planned at the moment?
 
Re: A Death in the House by tucsonmike on 23 November 2008 1:57am
 
Well we have the cremated remains. The funeral home separated the ashes for us. I wrote an essay about Jack which Elaine is reading over for me.

We will work on editing his book for him. I might do some on that tomorrow.

Maybe for 2010 we can plan something in Acapulco, since I am now in touch with the man who owns the hotel.

To top it all off, I found out last night my Mom has cancer. Her surgery is December 2nd. The doctors are optimistic.

We have become friends with Jack's friends. A shame we met them like this.
 
Re: A Death in the House by sighthound on 23 November 2008 2:47am
 
Sending all the positive thoughts I can muster your Mom's way! I've got cancer survivors in my family who would be happy to talk to her. Let me know if she would like to get in touch with them.
 
Re: A Death in the House by elina on 23 November 2008 6:25am
 
All the best to your mother, Mike, and strength for you all to muddle through everything!
 
Re: A Death in the House by johnnythemonkey on 23 November 2008 7:15am
 
Best vibes towards your mum Mike.
 
Re: A Death in the House by tucsonmike on 23 November 2008 9:16am
 
Thanks folks! Geraldine, I may just do that. John, Elaine will understand your pain. She lost her mother when she was seventeen.
Kate sounds like a brave, funny strong person. Learn what you can from her.
 
Re: A Death in the House by johnnythemonkey on 23 November 2008 9:21am
 
Mike, as you can see, I've deleted most of my post. It was for you to read and understand and you have . Thanks and best wishes to you and yours.
John.
 
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