Holding Hands Again; The Snoring Has Stopped

My parents hold hands in October 2008 ago when we brought them together from different ends of the same hospital.

My dad always said he appreciated mom’s rather intense snoring because, if that sound ever stopped, it meant she was gone. She still snored after he passed away this past December 29th.

Her snoring stopped at 12:30 a.m. this past Tuesday, April 21, 2009. My sister Carol was in mom’s room at Genesys Hospice in Goodrich, Michigan, and heard that last snore. Mom’s funeral is this morning … I’m blogging from the lobby of the Americinn in Flint on the guest computer.

Her visitation yesterday was interesting as people I hadn’t seen in a long time showed up to pay respects. I hadn’t seen Kerry Gonser since he graduated high school a year ahead of me in 1978. Yesterday when he showed up at the funeral home I found him to now be the Reverend Dn. Kerry Luke Gonser of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. I gotta tell ya, he’s a Hell of a guy …

So, this blog’s on hiatus for a few more days. When I come back, I have some amazing food photos from the Oink Joint near Frankenmuth, Michigan, where of course server and co-owner Anne believes herself not to be photogenic whatsoever. Yeah, they all do that, don’t they?

Today is about mom and her amazing life. Time to go wrap my head around that.

I hope all of you have a very nice day. If you’re in Michigan, especially near Flint, enjoy this amazing weather. And remember, this weather is from God, probably in honor of mom, whom He likely built an exceedingly nice heavenly piano for.


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  1. What a sweet image, Dave. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Dave,

    My condolences on the loss of your mom.


  3. My condolences to you and your family. PTL that she’s at peace and has been reunited with your dad. Take care.

  4. Dave:

    Sorry for your loss.

    Prayers and blessings on her life.


  5. Thanks everyone. It looked bad weatherwise for a while, but it turned out fine and we were able to have the service graveside this afternoon as planned. We’re back in Luna Pier now. What a week …

  6. I am so sorry for your loss Dave. You and yours are in our prayers…

  7. Take care – I’ll be thinking of you and your family.

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