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Opa Is Home

Posted by Mummy Dearest on Jul-2-2010

The Father called me today, asking me to arrange lunch for 7.

I did this, with the help of The Boy and The Girl.

Opa is simply shattered. The Girl got him to eat something.

When I saw him, I simply hugged him and said, you poor boy.

The Father and The Girl are going to stay there for a while with him.

They are going to do shopping tomorrow. While I gave them a bag of food, I said, in a quiet voice, you have to buy him perishables. Bread, he is probably out of cigarettes, milk, vegetables, fruit.

The Girl knows his eating habits, listen to her. We bought quite a number of things that he likes to eat today. In the bag.

As usual, I have no idea when The Father and The Girl will return. The Father joked, never.

I have never seen a human being so terribly lost as Opa is now.

  1. an idiot, but not a dutch one Said,

    Gut wrenching. I’m glad they’re staying with him.

    Glad you had a bright spot today (my hup isn’t too believable at the moment. my hup needs an egg).

  2. Mummy Dearest Said,

    It was horrible, Idiot. The only thing that I could do was buy food and give a hug. And I told the Father to give Opa one Port too many tonight. Watch a war movie with him.

    I got him some good food. Good cheese, not a rubber block. But he will not care about this.

    Tonight is going to be horrible for him ( where is my Thesaurus ? ) . The first time in his bed, without Oma. But he is home.

    After Oma, he loves The Girl most. And she is really rising to the occasion. She got him to eat something.

    This is something that you really have to take one day at a time. This could drag on until Wednesday. Oma is still not home. And even after she is, this will not be over.

    I am going to watch The Sopranos with The Boy tonight. I need a laugh.

    I need a f*cking laugh. See, I am already in Soprano mode.

  3. Mary Said,

    It was so hard on my MIL when we lost my FIL. They’d been married 46 years and did most everything together.

    We will be celebrating my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary next weekend (the actual anniversary is in September, though). I consider myself very, very fortunate to still have them both.

    My husband and I will be married 23 years, together for 7 before that (yeah, he robbed the cradle – LOL!) and I can not even allow myself to consider life without him because we, too, basically spend every waking moment together, when we’re not at work.

    I wish all of you the best as you go through this very difficult time.

  4. Karan Said,

    My heart is so sad for Opa.

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