Are you okay?

I’m going to go out on a limb, based on your high regard of her and my high regard of you, that she would have been proud.

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Yeah, especially because it’s her name I’m going to be using when I get to that point. And, I’ve known that was my name for a long time.

Thanks, I certainly like to think so. I don’t want to give the wrong impression of her, she could be vicious and could hold a grudge like no other, but despite my many many fuckups, I never ended up on her bad side. Both her and my grandpa were great, they knew I was different in some way, but always treated me great. When I got busted for marijuana possession in high school, her response was to tell me about a letters she wrote to senators in the early 80’s supporting medical marijuana (I had an aunt who died of cancer about a month after I was born).

It’s funny, my Mom, Aunt, Uncles and cousins all have stories of facing her wrath, but for some reason I never experienced it.

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I’m so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a lovely person.

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I’m going to hazard a guess that maybe she saw some of herself in you.

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Thanks, she was.

I hope so, I always found something of myself in her. In many ways, we couldn’t be more different. She was a church every Sunday catholic and I was an unbaptized atheist, yet that was never an issue for her or my grandpa. I’m guessing our shared anti-social nature is something we bonded over. I have many fond childhood memories sitting at the kitchen playing solitaire while the rest of the family was in the pool.

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I am so sorry.

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thanks

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Sorry for your loss. Glad you’re feeling a bit better though. :purple_heart:

Oh boy do I feel this one. I lost my mom a few years before I came out and the fact she never got to know the real me is one of my biggest regrets. Hugs offered.

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Well then, she knew – and knows – the real you already.

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@AnnaTheWeird and @chgoliz

Thank you.

Hugs accepted and offered as well.

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Hugs accepted. Thank you.

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I am not okay today. I’ve started a GoFundMe, and you can see the link in my personal thread, Knoxblox’s Re-Animated Blank Canvas. If anyone could share the GFM link through social media, it would be a great help.

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How am i today?

Pretty much says it all.

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So, I had not seen my downstairs neighbor and his wife (they are from Guatemala) for a couple of days, and it turns out they snagged an opportunity to go and try to claim political asylum in the USA. We’re communicating via WhatsApp, and I warned them about the political shenanigans going on there, and to be careful in accepting offers of help.
I wish them luck, but I am also worried for them. :pensive:

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I hope they’re doing okay! Good luck to them!

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She sounds like the kind of person everyone should have in their lives. I’m sorry for your loss.

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Thanks.

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