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Ramblings of my crazy mind

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I got a call late this evening to advise me of the death of one of my 1st cousins. I didn't realize it till I got to thinking, he was the oldest of my cousins on my mother's side. His younger sister passed away a little over 3 years ago.
My mother had 3 brothers and a sister. One brother passed away in infancy. My aunt was the oldest (18 yrs older than my mother) and she was more like a mom to me than my own mother. It was her son and daughter who have passed away. Her oldest brother had a son and a daughter and they are still alive. Her middle brother has a son and 2 daughters. The son passed away about three years ago.
It just dawned on me this evening, I am the older generation! Suddenly I am feeling that my family is shrinking and those who used to make memories with me in my youth are passing. My uncle's youngest daughter and I are about 6 weeks apart and we are the youngest of the cousins but we are no longer "spring chickens".
Does it bother any of you that you are suddenly a part of the "older generation"? I look back now and my aunts and uncles seemed much older than I feel at the same age. Why is that? Is it because it is me experiencing it or have we redefined what we consider old?
RIP dear Cousin.
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  • CONTENTCHRIS
    Sorry for your loss. Yur the part of the loving generation a rare breed my dear. emoticon
    2244 days ago
  • INFLATED
    I am so sorry for your loss. I tried to contact one of my cousins on Facebook. He had PTSD from the Vietnam War. My attempts were never acknowledged and I have been thinking maybe he has other health concerns.

    It doesn't bother me that I am getting older. Sometimes I view it like taking down a tent. You take the tent pins out of the ground and fold up the tent. I think my health problems are like that. One day the tent will be down and I will move on.
    2245 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    I'm sorry for your loss, Pat.

    When I stop to think about it, my sisters and I are the older generation. Wow! We do have cousins near our age, but we're still older. I'm not sure it actually bothers me. My Mom was the oldest of her three siblings. My Mom and one other have died and the remaining two 'kids' both have Alzheimer's. I think that bothers me more than thinking about being one of the 'olders'. I've begun to look forward more and more to getting to Heaven and leaving this sinful world behind.
    2249 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    Crazy, isn't it! Sorry about your cousin!
    2249 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    So sorry for your loss.
    No, it doesn't bother me yet. Just the fact that time marches on and waits for no man. I guess turning 60 was an eye-opener but not a major drama. Cherish the memories and live life to the fullest. Happy New Year! HUGS!
    2250 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
    emoticon emoticon
    2250 days ago
  • MARCIE_ELAINE
    He is in the hands of the Lord and there is no better place.

    We are 'old' and this is why we are now striving to life life in the best manner. Health and happiness are ours. Live fully.
    2250 days ago
  • JESSONAJOURNEY
    condolences to you and your family
    2250 days ago
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