austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Bits of me scattered everywhere

My Aunt Evelyn has died. This was roughly expected. She's had cancer for several years, and the last few months treatments had been going worse. A couple weeks ago came word that she was leaving treatment and going to hospice. I tried to call her, but failed, but did leave messages on her phone that maybe she even heard. And I sent a card.

My uncle's asked me to be a pall bearer. I'm honored to, of course. This is the first time I've made a short-notice, bereavement-type flight anywhere. And it's got my plans for the next few days scrambled. Please bear with me.

Trivia: France's King Charles VI imposed a supplementary tax on salt in June 1407, to raise enough revenue to buy the crown back from bankers. Source: Gold and Spices: The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages, Jean Favier.

Currently Reading: Fuelling the Empire: South Africa's Gold and the Road to War, John J Stephens.

So here's some of last year's trip to Traverse Bay.

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At the beach in Suttons Bay, Michigan.


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bunny_hugger is not overly impressed.


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She's also not so sure about me. Note my summer comic-strip reading in the lower center there.


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