Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — What Memories Do You Have of Family Sickness or Deaths?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Evening once more – 

time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!

Right here is your task should you select to play alongside (cue the Mission Inconceivable music):

1)  What reminiscences do you may have of household illness or demise?  Inform us about a number of of them and the way the household handled it.

2)  Inform us in your personal weblog publish, in a remark to this weblog publish, or on Fb.  You’ll want to depart a remark with a hyperlink to your weblog publish on this publish.

Here is mine:

The relations that I’ve reminiscences of are my mother and father and my maternal grandparents, Linda’s mother and father and maternal grandmother, and my mom’s maternal grandmother.

Georgia (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952) was my mom’s maternal grandmother, and she or he was in my life from the start, no less than till my grandparents and Georgia moved to Level Loma in 1951.  Georgia fell and broke her hip, and died quickly after at age 84.  I do not recall seeing her after she broke her hip.  My mother and father stored issues like this hidden from us after we had been kids.

My maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) was additionally important in my life as a toddler and grownup, and appeared so energetic and vigorous in his early 80s, till the very finish.  He had a most cancers operation on his sinuses (I believe) within the Nineteen Sixties, however it was colon most cancers that slowed him down after about 1974.  He went from the hospital to a nursing house on the finish.  I visited him there and prayed with him – mentioned The Lord’s Prayer with him and he accepted Christ that day after a lifetime of unbelief.  In his hospital mattress, he noticed an imaginary window with birdies flitting about.  I believe his was the primary funeral that I attended in my life.  I cherished this sort and good and delicate man.

My maternal grandmother, Emily (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) was additionally important in my life as a toddler and grownup.  She was chubby within the Nineteen Fifties and early 60s, and had a stroke in them id-Nineteen Sixties.  I do not keep in mind visiting her then.  She progressively had dementia signs from about 1970, however appeared fantastic till Lyle died in November 1976, when it acquired worse.  She wandered on the road at night time in her nightgown sometimes, and the neighbors would name my mother and father, who then needed to drive the 15 miles to place her again in the home and settle her down.  That occurred so usually that my father refused to drive my mom over to verify on her and the home.  Linda and I took my mom and our two little women over to go to her on Saturdays close to the tip, and she or he cherished seeing the ladies and speaking to them (though it was fairly a technique!).  On the final go to on 19 June 1977, we discovered her on the ground having had one other stroke, known as the ambulance, and she or he died that night time within the hospital.  It was her 59th wedding ceremony anniversary.  I by no means acquired to say goodbye to this essential particular person in my life (and I simply teared up remembering it).  I thank God for her life and her love for our household and her optimistic outlook on life.

Possibly I’ll write extra about my mother and father deaths at one other time.  


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