Monday, January 16, 2006

Sinking in

It's weird to see it in print. It's still not really sunk-in though. Perhaps because he looked so differant lying there in the hospital room, perhaps because of denial? I'm not sure.

This is the obit from The Tribune. The night that I found out from my mom and dad that he was diagnosed with the cancer, I went home and wrote a list of things I would always remember about my Grandpa, my grandma asked me to read it at the funeral. I have a feeling, Adam will be reading it while I stand up there and cry.

I will try to post it later.


Fredrick S. Hill

76; Shriner

Funeral services for Fredrick S. Hill, 76, of Floyds Knobs, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Floyds Knobs Christian Church. He died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Service in New Albany.

Visitation at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Homes will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the church.

The obit seems so short and weak. Nothing like my grandpa.

I will miss him and it saddens me to know that Conner won't get to know him. I feel the worst for my grandmother, what does she do now? There are so many things that needs to be taken care of but where do you start? They were married for 54 years and now she is alone. She has us, and luckily we all live so close, and we will be with her, but what about at night? You can't share a bed with someone for 54 years and wake up to them not being there, eat breakfast and go to church, and watch golf with?

I don't know I just want to make sense of this for her...


  1. Oh Courtney,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts will remain with you. I cannot imagine what your grandmother is going through, but I am sure that your family (and the adorable Conner) are of great comfort to her.

  2. I just wanted to know that I am sorry for your loss. I continue to send you positive vibes.

  3. Courtney, I am praying for you and your family.

  4. Courtney- Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and your family.

  5. There is nothing anyone can say to make you or your family feel better, but here is my best effort. I am so sorry. It sounds like you were really close to your grandpa. At least you are close to your grandma so no one feels alone.

  6. Oh gosh! I'm so sorry. So unexpected. I haven't been to anyone's blog in a while and I went today and saw your Jan. 19 post first and then scrolled down and saw this one. Just wanted to send you a across the distance and let you know that you all are in my thoughts.