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Still in Nebraska

I'm once again on the computer in the Sargent, NE, public library. The last week has been hectic and stressful, but it seems to be all wound down now. There are some things that still need doing, but not many, and some of them need doing by someone other than me (which is stressful, because then I can't make sure those things get done).

The funeral went well, and my dad's ashes are now buried in Rock Island National Cemetery. A lot of family was there, as well as some of his childhood friends and such. He was buried near where he lived as a small kid, so none of his friends from Sargent came. (It's a 9-10-hour drive from Sargent, all the way out in Illinois. We spent all day Thursday driving, attended the funeral on Friday, and then spent all day Saturday driving back.) We had a small memorial service on Wednesday here in Sargent for Dad's local friends, and that went well, too.

I don't know what I would have done without my dad's friends Ken and Donna. They took care of him for his final two months, and they've stood by me through everything that's gone on since he died, helping me every way they can. Without them, I probably would have begged Shannon to come, despite how much he hates traveling. I've missed Shannon terribly while I've been out here, but I've spoken to him on the phone almost every day.

I haven't read my friends list in about 10 days, so if anything exciting has happened in your life, let me know.

Tomorrow I go home. (Huzzah!) I'm scheduled to arrive at SFO at 6:13pm, and I'm counting the minutes.



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May. 21st, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the funeral and memorial went well and so glad you had his friends there to help you through it. Have a safe trip home! You've been in my thoughts all week and I'll be happy knowing you're back home with Shannon.
May. 21st, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about you a lot. Glad to hear that it sounds like things are going as well as could be expected, and that your father's funeral went well, too.
May. 22nd, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
I've been away from LJ and hadn't heard about your loss. I'm sorry, but I'm glad you were able to be with him and say goodbye.
May. 22nd, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
May. 22nd, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you, Ken, and Donna were able to get the arrangements taken care of together, and that you helped each other cope with the loss of your father. I'm also glad to hear you get to go home. Have a safe trip tonight!
May. 22nd, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't been reading my friends list and I found out only now that your dad had died. I'm very sorry for your loss. It seems that he went in peace, at least.

(I also recently experienced a loss, albeit a much smaller one. It's too complicated to be explained here, but since you asked for news about our lives, the whole thing is in this entry: http://striped.livejournal.com/418063.html.)
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