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Thomas Emory Heather Jr. — January 7th, 1915 - February 17th, 2003 - Jarrett Heather
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Thomas Emory Heather Jr. — January 7th, 1915 - February 17th, 2003


There's me with my brother, Tom IV, my Grandad, Tom Jr., and my Dad, Tom III — also known as Big Tom, Little Tom and Old Tom. That's a whole lotta Toms.

My Grandad lived in a house directly behind my dad's house in Marydel, Maryland. Yesterday morning my dad went to check on him and found that he had passed away in his sleep. Tom called and gave me the bad news.

Grandad turned 88 last month. His first great grandchildren are expected in a matter of weeks. It's such a shame that he'll miss that. Assuming one of Denise's babies is a boy, we'll still have a Big Tom, Little Tom and Old Tom, we'll just have to shuffle the titles around.

Now I've got no grandparents left. We lost all four of them in the past five years.

So, it looks like I'll be taking a trip back to the homestead soon. I haven't been informed about what arrangements are being made, but I wouldn't be too surprised if I'm on a plane tomorrow or the next day.
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kimie From: kimie Date: February 18th, 2003 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to hear about your Grandad. I think passing away in your sleep is the way to go.
snwbrdette From: snwbrdette Date: February 18th, 2003 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to hear that Jarrett :o(

But I'm glad to know he went peacefully. *hug*
dotcombabe From: dotcombabe Date: February 18th, 2003 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*
Sorry to hear about your Grandad.
mzmaylina From: mzmaylina Date: February 18th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
sending good vibes your way :{ sorry to hear about your grand dad my dad passed away a week before my son was born, but I know he was there to see his birth. Your grand dad will be there watching too :) ::hugs::
From: jordaaner Date: February 18th, 2003 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Deepest sympathy, Jarrett.

*hugs*
moonlight68 From: moonlight68 Date: February 18th, 2003 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry for your loss. :(
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice entry. Thanks to your Journal friends. TEH3
From: qtkat Date: February 18th, 2003 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to hear about that Jarrett...
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