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Saturday, March 24, 2007


The Mrs and I just had a death in the family, so we have been basically shut down for a few days. I will now begin to work myself back into it here. Meanwhile, whilst I organize some new material, you folks have yourselves a chat here, about anything your hearts desire.

Spring is slowly happening here, but damn, winter just does not seem to want to let go.



Anonymous said...

The Canadian Action Party for truth We need to act NOW!
Is this what we want for our future?
Not me these are treasonous acts against US all CANADIANS.
As such WE should as Canadians bring a Class Action Suite against the traitors in OUR Federal and Provincial Buildings
This is very close to becoming real with TILMA
Action NOW!

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you and your Mrs.
winter doesn`t seem to want to let go indeed.

bear said...


Peace be with you and your family at such a sad and devastating time... My heart goes out to all of you.



Coyote said...

Thanks you guys.

We lost our oldest daughter, a mere 47 years old. Which is much too young of course, disregarding even that there is a "seeming", at least, break in what "should be" the natural order of things, when an offspring precedes the death of their parents.

That her death was instantaneous and she did not suffer is our only consolation. (She was leaving her employment at the end of the day, and had just gotten outside to be picked up and taken home by her husband, when she simply dropped to the ground, dead. A "catastrophic hemorrhage" at the site where her brain joins her spinal column (lower brain stem?), as a consequence of prolonged and untreated high blood pressure, so "they" concluded.)

Moral: have your annual checkups, and don't ignore the warning indicators of high blood pressure-, especially if there is a family history (in this case, on her mother's side). We had bugged and bugged her to have it checked, unfortunately for her and us, to no good avail. (Just prior to going out the door, she had complained to a fellow worker about feeling a little "nauseous".)

Her husband said that as he drove up, he knew something was wrong because she was always sitting inside the restaurant where she worked, at a table by the window waiting for him. That day she was outside, looking left and right for him as he drove up. He parked their vehicle directly across from her, and in the few seconds it took to do that, and exit to inquire what was wrong, she was already lying dead on the ground.

As my old pappy used to say, we know not ever for sure the hour of our coming, or the hour of our going.

At least, she did not suffer.

That's life-, and death.

BC Mary said...


My love and gentle wishes to you and your family. Especially to your daughter's husband and family.

Peace, hope and hugs,


lynn said...

Oh, Coyote, I'm just so sorry.

May those Monashee Mountains wrap their arms around you and your family.


The Sentinel said...


All politics and games aside, I am truly sorry for your loss.

My mother died, earlier this year- in January - of an aneurysm. She was only 56. Also too young, I feel.

The same way too: completely unexpected. One minute she was fine- I had come around for dinner- the next minute she was on the floor. She died fairly fast but the hospital kept her going for a couple of days nonetheless.

It seems to have been her consistently high pulse- and some heavy smoking perpetuating it, I guess- that was the ultimate cause rather then the blood pressure.

But in any case, I am genuinely sorry for your loss, and hope that you and your family get through this intact, and that time may ease your pain.

Anonymous said...

" We are but a moments sunlight
Fading in the grass..."


My wife lost her Father at 41 to a sudden one time fatal cerebral hemmorhage..she and her little sister were present when he fell.. During WW2 he`d landed in North Africa attached to the Eighth Army and then Italy. Ortona..up into Germany..hard slogging.
His wartime experience exacerbated his inherited high Blood pressure making it virtually uncontrollable...the meds of course not as advanced then as now.
He`d worked summers at the pulpmill in Powell and put himself through for an eye doctor...optometrist ..he`d just began his practice when he fell.
My wife has inherited the condition and has numerous medications and tries to keep it under control but it is a ticking time bomb which we are so aware of as we age.
She would like to give you her deepest sympathies ..to "my favourite writer on Tyee" and to all your extended family.
In Solidarity Comrade

Eric Pawlett and family

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

Ripple/Jerry Garcia

Coyote said...

Thank you again, everyone.

For some reason, today has been an especially bad day for me. I am the man who never cries at the time, and always seems so much in control; "unemotional" as my daughter's husband said to me-, actually with some gratitude, because someone needed to hold it together.

Yet, which is not true of course.

It's just that I need to be alone to grieve properly and come to terms with things, a personal quirk-, which looks like it is today.

That said, I am picking away on some material for here.

woody said...

My condolences to you and your family Coyote.

Larry Gambone said...

I am truly sorry to hear of this, Coyote. I have been away from the Internet for a few days and find this sad news. My condolences, Larry

apathysux said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is often the most difficult part of life, especially for those left behind. Grief is a very personal thing and everyone must go through it in their own way.

Peace and comfort to you and your family during this sad time.