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zaphod's Journal
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2005-08-22 23:08:15
Depressing Stuff
zaphod
It always amazes me that modern families only get together for weddings & funerals.  This struck me particularly today as we laid my Grandfather to rest after his 81 year innings.

Don't misunderstand me, I'm not going to harp on about how sad I am that he's gone, or how much we will all miss him, that isn't really the point of what I'm trying to say.  The point is, that I saw relatives I haven't seen in nearly 20 years, and it took the death of a loved one to bring us back together, and will probably be another 20 years before I see them again.

It's something we should be doing while we are all in the land of the living, not when our numbers are diminishing.

Maybe I'm feeling guilty that I haven't made the effort to see these people, or maybe it's the I think that they should have made the effort to see me.  Who knows? Its just one of those things that can't really be answered, at least not by me. 

What I do know is that it was fascinating to see my younger cousins who I used to play with when I was much younger, all grown up with children of their own.  Do I really have the right to intrude on their lives?  Maybe I should just see them at weddings & funerals?  Maybe I should go to bed because it's late and I'm totally exhausted after a long day?  or maybe I should take up drinking again

Probably not, but it's a nice thought.

Sleep is probably what I need right now, especially since I need to get up early for work tomorrow.

Mood - melancholy
Music - None
Edited - Never
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Take up dinking instead, haha ha!
Posted by:Edna

Edna  

date: 23/08/2005 00:33 GMT
Dink Dink!!!

Drinky Winky, the 'other' teletubbie
Posted by:zaphod

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date: 23/08/2005 20:39 GMT
This comment is nothing to do with dinking,sorry!.The above journal entry puts me in mind of an episode of little house on the prarie-yes indeedy-there was an elderly lady whose family were scattered far afield and didn't come to visit her....so she enlisted the help of charles ingalls to help her organise her "funeral"-and then of course everyone turned up and she gave them a bollocking that they'd only bother to turn up when they thought she was dead!But it's so right.why does everyone wait until after the person is gone  and then say a lot of nice things about 'old so-and-so'?We should say everything we need to say to our loved ones NOW and often as well.rant for the day-over and out!
Posted by:daftbird

daftbird  

date: 25/08/2005 10:12 GMT
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