06 September 2011

*SIGH*

we will start postin' again just as soon as mommer kin collect her scattered thoughts. we figgers said thoughts are all ofur the countryside between springfield an' the chicago 'burbs, acause that's where she an' dad were all last week. on august 28th, mom's furry, furry, furry old auntie (93 squillion sleeps) was wafted away to hevvin, an' we think that's sad acause there wasn't no critters waitin' fur her as she crossed the bridge--she nefur had a pet. but ofur than that, efurryone was furry glad that her soul finely was released frum the prison of her withered body an' mind, an' that she is happy again an' free to be all that she was intended to be from the furry furst moment god thought of her. mommer isn't teary or upset, just grateful that there's no more sufferin'; she's done her grievin' ofur a period of years, as auntie left bit by bit.

the "scattered thought collectin'" is due to mommer bein' her last livin' relative, an' haffin' to go through 60 years'-worth of stored stuffs. gramma an' grandaddy useta liff upstairs from auntie, an' some of their stuffs is still there, an' there is stuffs from ALLA them inna basement (which is a room unnerground, what we don't haff here in missouri onna counta there is too many rocks to dig a room-sized place). so mommer an' dad hadda traipse up an' down stairs a lot an' bend an' reach an' sort an' shred an' drag stuff to the trashcan out back, an' unpack an' repack stuffs what hadn't nefur been unpacked since they was gifted, an' haul three carloads to goodwill, an' make cremation an' burial arrangements, an' go see lawyers an' banks an' ofur fambly from gramma's side, an' talk to contractors acause the house needs repair befur it can be sold because auntie wouldn't let nobuddy work onna house inna last 10 years, an' try ta find peoples to buy furnitures acause our house (an' barn) will asplode if they bring enny more furnitures into it. her mental faculties is f.r.i.e.d.

the worst part of the week was that they both founded out that they are older an' creakier than they thought they were.

the good part of the week was that they also had some nice meals wif yummy ethnic/chicago-style foods, an' they dranked a few "toasts" (although that involved likker insteada bread, like we thought it did) to auntie's memry.

an' the best part of the week was that they gots lots accomplished (although they still gotta go back again at least once an' prolly two or three times), an' efurrytime they met somethin' that coulda turned into a clusterflock, it worked out just fine--either somebody knew someone who could do it or fix it or arrange it, or the process weren't as terrorfyin' as they'd feared, an' efurryone at city hall was furry nice to them, etc. etc. like they were bein' watched ofur. we're pretty sure they were!

we din't suffer too drefful either--getzger's momma (miss ginger) an' sometimes mr gary came ofur an' fed us an' scritched us an' loved on us an' scooped fur us inna mornin's, an' our bean-brofur did the same inna evenin's. it was like a vacashun fur us acause the dbd stayed at his house an' wented to work wif him, like she does sometimes wif daddy. so we survived an' only lacked secretaryin'.

so that's where we's been an' what's been goin' on. things'll get back to nermal eventually!!

18 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

It wouldn't sound right to say we're glad your auntie has passed, but we are glad she's at peace.

It sounds like things are pretty chaotic for your beans, though. "Clusterflock?" Hahaha, the mom loves that. Very creative editing of the real word. Ha.

We're sending our purrs to you all, so everything gets taken care of as smoothly as possible and your mom retains her sanity--or what's left of it. LOL.

FURKIDSMOM said...

Wow that sounds like a lot of werk! We're glad things are turning out okay and most of all that you buys did okay without your Mom. Our Mom says she's always surprised at how creaky she is too.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Random Felines said...

We are sorry to hear about your mom's auntie but we certainly understand about it being time to go. And about the stuff.....our grandma's parents didn't have a big house but man did they have the stuffs..... Bet they may be surprised by some of what they find though.

Sweet Purrfections said...

My mom is creaky, too and she's really discovering how much by look for me this week.

Truffle

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sorry yet happy your Mommer's Auntie is at peace.
What a huge task your pawrents are doing...we wonder that they didn't take you guys to help out and supervise everything! You know Chi-town has some wonderful food that you could be eating the leftovers of...
As for the creakiness, Mommy sympathizes!

Eric and Flynn said...

Our mum knows all about creaky too. We are sorry to hear about you mommer's Auntie, but glad she is now at peace.Clusterflock made our mum laugh.We hope your mum can find all those scattered thoughts. We are good at hunting things down if she needs help to find them.

Athena said...

Kit and I are sorry for the loss of your auntie but we are glad she is at peace. That sounds like a lot to do! I'm sure your folks are happy to be home wif you.

Au and Target said...

We know what you mean, and we're sorry and glad that you mum's auntie is no longer suffering. We're creaky too; it's called Experienced Bones :-)

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We are so glad everyone is well in Missouri.
Mum hates weeding out stuff- she and Uncle Ed have already started clearing out some of Grandma's stuff she doesn't need anymore, but it's tricky to do since Grandma has eagle eyes and is very suspicious.... Dad is no help, since he doesn't want to throw anything out either.
*sigh* Potlatch should be revived.
Toby and Cupcake

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A long trip and lots of work for your mom and dad. We hope they get lots of rest after all that. We're glad they're safely home with you again.

Daisy said...

We're sorry for the loss of your auntie, but we're glad she is at peace now. I'll bet some kitties at the Rainbow Bridge would be happy to keep her company up in heaven.

Everycat said...

That's a rough old trot your Mum & Dad have had. We're sorry that your Mom's Auntie went to The Bridge, Whicky'll be there, he never liked anyone to have no one if you know what we mean. We're sending purrs and the ape sends your beans a big hug. We think she should send you cats a big roast chicken actually.... but hey ho

Oliver & Gerry

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry to hear about your mom's auntie...but she is at peace now. It was nice that your mom and dad managed to have a little fun while they cleaned out the house.

Oui Oui (Lolly) said...

We are purring for you cause we knows what you are going through. We're very sorry to hear about your Auntie. Don't forget to take time out for a little nap in the sunshine. You'll need it!

Kwee Cats said...

Don't feel bad, our Mumsy has been having thought collecting problems too. We beginning to think she doesn't gots any to collect!
(((hugs)))

GreatGranny said...

Our sympathy on losing your Auntie but she is at peace with no pain.It was so good that you had family caring for you all while they were gone. My Mom has been getting rid of a lotta stuff so my hooman brothers won't haf to.
xoxo Kassey

Ikaika said...

We are glad your Mommer's work in Chicago is getting done. It's hard in many ways when dear ones leave us and we send gentle purrs to your Mommer and Dad.

We will also purr that the clusterflock stays away when she has to go back again.

Brian said...

My sisters and I send many purrs and hugs to your Mom.