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Yesterday, my grandmother passed away.

At 91 she was lucid, didn't need glasses to see, had nearly perfect audition. In 2007 she had a stomach surgery which resulted in complications that led her to feel strong pain ever since. She could still walk by herself and do her chores, but the pain made her lose interest in life, as she would say so many times. I'm guessing if she hadn't had to go through the surgery she would have lived to see over 100 years of life with energy enough to put younger people to shame.

But she passed in the best way one can go: in her bed, while sleeping, after a long life.

Still, it's hard to get over the fact you'll never see a person again, or hear their voices... she had been around for so long, it almost felt like she would stay forever.

 

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Taken on August 11, 2012