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Saturday, August 30, 2008

For Better or For Worse

Yet another hospital story. Don't criticize me 4 that, Mike, U know this stuff is beyond my control.

So, I'm still telling U abt what happened a wk ago, eh? Liz and Anthony had rushed 2 the hospital rite after they finished getting married, once Liz realized Gramps wasn't there and found out from Mom what was up.

Lizthony and Iris were standing outside of Grandpa Jim's curtained-in area, Ant w/his rite hand on Lizzie's rite shoulder. Liz sed, "Iris, you've taken such good care of Grandpa Jim. He's so lucky to have you!" And Iris went, "We're both lucky, dear."

Liz was like, "But, so many things he can't do for himself now--and you're with him, looking after him day after day... It can't be easy!" And Iris went, "It's not easy. But we made a commitment--just as you did today--and although it's not easy, this is all part of loving someone--with all your heart...and, with all you have to give! It's a promise that should last a lifetime. It defines you a a person and describes your soul. It's a promise to be there, one for the other, no matter what happens, no matter who falls... For better or for worse dears... For better or for worse."

Then, the weirdest thing happened. They all looked down--and they saw this scrolling text, like just kind of floating thru the air: "This concludes my story.... With grateful thanks to everyone who has made this all possible ~Lynn Johnston"

Freaky, eh?

Apes

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4 Comments:

  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger DreadedCandiru2 said…

    Strange. I thought that your mother would be the one to say that.I expected the scrolling text but not Iris getting the last words. On the plus side, I have it on good authority that Jim will actually pull through. Who knows? You might even have another two years to see him.

     
  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger April Patterson said…

    i'm glad we'll have gramps around 4 a couple more yrs, dc2. that's a short time, but it's v. v. much better than nothing.

    apes

     
  • At 2:12 PM, OpenID patrickrsghost said…

    I didn't expect this, either. I was fully expecting the last strip to be a Sunday, with the wedding ceremony of Liz and Ant, and your mom would have said something about how they have their whole lives ahead of them now, and they'll support each other..."For Better Or For Worse."

     
  • At 2:42 AM, Blogger duncan anderson said…

    Hey Apes,

    I haven't found the witch yet but I think Im getting ril close.

    L8r.

    Yr best bud 4evah,
    Duncan Anderson

     

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