a short notice

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by HatterDon, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    I'm likely to be a bit weirder than usual -- insert comment here -- for a while because this afternoon my mother-in-law passed away. We knew she was deteriorating, but had no idea she'd go this quickly. Along with my wife, my mother-in-law is one of my only two heroes. As a single parent, she raised four children in Southern California through the 60s and 70s and they all turned out wonderfully. A good Roman Catholic, she wasn't too thrilled about her oldest marrying a divorced man, but she always had the ability to "give it up to God" when she couldn't make the change herself.

    Since I first met her in 1976, we have become closer and closer. In addition to holding HatterMom and her VERY ill sister together through all this, I'm also keeping myself together. So, if I seem a little erratic or I just disappear for a while, that's the reason.

    RIP Mary Eileen Bonney, my friend and hero.
  2. jumpkutz

    jumpkutz Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Louisville, KY
    Condolences on your loss Don. God's peace and strength to you and your wife over these next fe difficult days.
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  3. jimsig

    jimsig Active Member

    Jun 27, 2008
    I'm am so sorry for your and HatterMom's loss Don. Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours
  4. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Condolences, Don. amazing how others grow to influence us in sometimes unexpected ways.
    My cousin died Saturday Morning. She was a Downs Syndrome child and yet led what she considered a full life. She finally gave it up at age 63 and siad she was ready to go to meet 'Mom and Dad'
  5. dcheather

    dcheather Administrator

    Jul 29, 2005
    My condolences to your family as well, Don. From your description, she sounded like one classy lady who will be missed greatly.
  6. encorespanish

    encorespanish Active Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    My deepest condolences to you and yours Don. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.
  7. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA
    Deepest condolences for the loss of your Mother-In-Law Don and to your cousin Pettyfog. A marriage is a whole lot happier if the In Laws are welcoming and sounds like she was a special person.
  8. astroevan

    astroevan Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2013
    South Carolina
    So sorry Don.
  9. nevzter

    nevzter Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    A City by a Bay
    Our condolences to you and your family, HD. And as to 'fog, our condolences as well - I spent the early part of my life working with developmentally disabled adults, and it was awesome. I'm so sorry for each of you and life is precious...as we know.
  10. AggieMatt

    AggieMatt Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Alamo City, Texas
    I'm very sorry to hear that Don. I know how hard losing Mom can be. My deepest condolences to you and ML.
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