Wednesday, October 08, 2008

news.

i got back from my run at 7 am. my phone rang, and it was my mother, and at this hour i knew it could only be one thing. my grandfather passed away at age 95 today. he lived a long life and served as patriarch to a veritable empire of offspring, who were his greatest pride: 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

he lived the american dream and greatly valued hard work and perseverance. he was so proud of the fact that i went to medical school and became a doctor, the only woman in the family to do so. i will do my best today and think of him.

6 comments:

  1. Awww Sarah, I'm so sorry. Sounds like he was quite a grandfather.

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  2. Sorry to hear that Sarah, your description of him was very touching.

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  3. Sorry about your loss. It sounds like he lived a full life.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. I'm sure that you make him proud every day and will continue to do so.

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  5. i'm so sorry. it sounds like he lived well and had a lot to be proud of, including you.

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  6. I am so to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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