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BaghdadBean Wrench Wench
46 year-old female from Scio, OR
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BaghdadBean Wrench Wench
Of shrouds and sandI took Mom to the coast on Sunday, and it was so bittersweet to think that this was the last time we would ever again get to see the ocean together, touch the beach, enjoy the scents and the wind. We took my step sister along, and I ran the camera through a battery and 26 GB worth of photos. Mom is worried about the people she's leaving behind, but so completely at peace with dying, and her grace just leaves me so proud and grateful. My well of words is somewhat exhausted, so let me let the photos tell the rest.

And for the people who think I look like my mom, here's a photo of both my parents. I tend to think I look more like dad, but if you never met him you might say I was the spitting semblance of mom.

So mom's husband has requested that I make a funeral shroud for her from wool of my sheep, and I got detailed directions from a dear friend as to how to do that. It will be my task for the next few days here, and I think I take a little comfort in that, in a perverse sort of way. There's no great way to lose your mother to cancer, but the way this is all rolling out is so, so very much better than the alternatives.
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Movies Empire of the Sun Repo Man A History of Violence Water King of Masks Medicine River Powwow Highway Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Love The Bomb Singing in the Rain City of Lost Children Ghost in the Shell Grave of the Fireflies Run Lola Run Origin: Spirts of the Past A Boy and His Dog Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Skins Heavy Metal Star Wars (the original trilogy) Nightmare Before Christmas
TV Shows The Addams Family The Simpsons The Last Exile Avatar: the Last Airbender Wolf's Rain Gilgamesh the rest sucks
Books Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany Dune by Frank Herbert The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert anything by Walter Mosley Joseph Wambaugh R.A. Lafferty Roger Zelazny C.J. Cherryh and Samuel R. Delany. Most any military sci-fi written with an actual plot instead of nonstop gratuitous violence.
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