[Coco] traveling to Iowa
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Nov 17 03:31:42 EST 2007
On Saturday 17 November 2007, nuxie at aol.com wrote:
>Hey there Gene,
>I dont know how to help in a situation like this. Do you need to travel any?
I've been there already, Mary. I figured I would do her far more good
visiting while she still lived than coming to the funeral.
> I think some of have some frequent flier miles or something if you need to
> go back to Iowa.? Or do you need to bring any of your family close to you?
> Sometime when it is less painfull for you I would like to hear about your
> daughter. Did she have kids, how old was she?
Thanks for the offer, but I don't really need it, I do have some money in the
She left her husband Shawn, and 5 children. 2 girls by a failed 1st marriage
and who live close enough to her to day visit, each with a husband and a pair
of curtain climbers that plumb wore Barbara out when they both came the same
day, another girl about 22 & out on her own for several years with a
surprisingly sensible boyfriend & 4 years into a 4 year nursing degree that
may take 6 because she's working also, not to mention she comes in and does
kitchen patrol & cooks 2-3 times a week since Barbara got sick, I asked her
when they were getting hitched & she said "I dunno, but he's stuck with me"
(and she's a chubby living doll!) and 2 teenage boys still at home and in
school, one, 17 & due to report for boot camp as soon as a leg injury heels.
That one has crawled into an on-line computer game and will need a wakeup
call at some point. The youngest is 15, a foot taller & 150 lbs heavier than
Shawn, now on a diet so he can pass the physical when the time comes. And
he's pretty sensible to boot, so he'll get on ok as will all the girls. 4
are pretty much giddyup-gogo people even when the chips aren't down.
Self-starters. As is Shawn himself.
So just from Barbara I'm a grandpa 5 times and a great grandpa 4 times, a
regular population explosion. :)
She was 49.
>From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
>To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>Sent: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:48 pm
>Subject: [Coco] Heavy hearts...
>It is with some sadness that I am advising everybody that my oldest
> daughter, Barbara, passed about 2:30 CST last Friday morning, from stomach
>Somehow, one isn't supposed to outlive his kids, but Barbara was the last of
>my girls, leaving only the youngest brother of the 3 I made with Annie
>I made a trip to Iowa about 3 weeks ago to say goodbye, stayed most of 2
>weeks, I couldn't not do that, a long (3100 miles total) trip alone in my
>GMC, but worth every mile and cent.
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