Goddamn it, man. My dad passed away at 49 with colon cancer so this hits way too close to home. This one really hurts
I'm not looking to hijack this thread with a lot of personal stuff, but my mom died last night. I'm OK. It was not a surprise. She had advanced dementia and has been deteriorating for some time. I found out on Thursday that she was in severe decline, and surprisingly, they actually let me into the nursing home to be with her. I was able to spend a lot of hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. She looked comfortable and peaceful and hospice did all they could to make sure she was cared for. It's not easy, but I hope she's at peace now after some difficult years. I'm not a religious person, but she was. I would love to think she's reunited with my dad though. And I'm glad she was protected from COVID, because I had been endlessly worried that she would suffer even more since the start of this pandemic. She was a good mom and she lived a good life.
RIP Chadwick Boseman.I don't normally care greatly about celebrity or actor deaths, but movies are close to my heart and the Marvel omnibus might be the most important movies made in my lifetime. He was a perfect Wakandan king, so gentle and thoughtful, with a quiet power. I can't think of another actor who could have played that role so iconically. I am sad we lost him so young. What a waste.
Had a call from my aunt in tears, late this morning. She's in the QWII, hopefully in surgery right now, for an aneurysm.