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gozagswoohoo
06-29-2017, 06:21 AM
My beautiful mother passed away on Saturday at the young age of 66. It's been incredibly difficult, and I don't think it's actually even set in for me yet.

But anyway, many of you know that I've lived in Missouri my whole life. When my mom was little, her family moved around quite a lot. She had told me years ago that they lived in Spokane for a bit.



Anyway, while going through some of her things these last few days, I found THIS picture. I thought it was really neat!! So SEE!!!!!! I'm kind of technically ALSO from Spokane. A little.

http://i.imgur.com/suD3VlD.jpg

zagfan24
06-29-2017, 06:24 AM
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family, WooHoo.

gozagswoohoo
06-29-2017, 06:25 AM
Here are 2 more random pics, one is a family pic we took about 18 months ago, and the other is from my wedding (11 years ago).

http://i.imgur.com/kMAFaBO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VVIIvug.jpg

Reborn
06-29-2017, 06:29 AM
Loving thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, WooHoo.

Reborn
06-29-2017, 06:30 AM
Great family photo. Priceless. I'm glad you have these.

GoZags
06-29-2017, 06:50 AM
Heartbreaking news, Woo. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

TexasZagFan
06-29-2017, 07:03 AM
Prayers up for your loss, woohoo. Thanks for posting the school picture...loved the teacher's glasses. Brought back memories.

amaronizag
06-29-2017, 07:08 AM
Very hard times WooHoo, my heart goes out to you. I lost my mom to cancer when I was in the 4th grade. Fifty some years later I still miss her and look at her pictures often. Be glad your wife and kids got to know her and spend time with her as a family. With time the pain diminishes and those great pictures will bring fond memories of happy times. Hang in there. I've never met you, but I know from this forum that you are a kind soul and she had to have been very proud of you.

gozagswoohoo
06-29-2017, 07:19 AM
Very hard times WooHoo, my heart goes out to you. I lost my mom to cancer when I was in the 4th grade. Fifty some years later I still miss her and look at her pictures often. Be glad your wife and kids got to know her and spend time with her as a family. With time the pain diminishes and those great pictures will bring fond memories of happy times. Hang in there. I've never met you, but I know from this forum that you are a kind soul and she had to have been very proud of you.

Thanks amaronizag. Really appreciate the kind words!


And I've heard many others say what you just did, that time will help the pain some, but you never really get over the loss. A friend of mine said his dad passed away 10 years ago, yet every now and then his cell phone will ring and for a brief moment he will hope/think it might be his dad calling him. Crazy. And depressing.

TexasZagFan
06-29-2017, 07:25 AM
Very hard times WooHoo, my heart goes out to you. I lost my mom to cancer when I was in the 4th grade. Fifty some years later I still miss her and look at her pictures often. Be glad your wife and kids got to know her and spend time with her as a family. With time the pain diminishes and those great pictures will bring fond memories of happy times. Hang in there. I've never met you, but I know from this forum that you are a kind soul and she had to have been very proud of you.

Nicely put, amaron. My "Father's Day" gift to my 3 kids was a brief speech on their "Get Out of Jail Free" cards with me. Not that I plan on exiting the scene anytime soon, far from it. I told them to not worry about holding back any apologies for misdeeds they think they committed against me, I've forgiven them. That's from the unconditional love we have for our children.

I saw that when my FIL passed away: he was very ill, but his death was sudden. The guilt I saw from his kids was wrenching, so many of them had not reconciled themselves with him. Knowing him like I did, I intuitively knew he "forgave" them long ago. It just took that experience for me to formulate my philosophy. I've had an amazing life, with hopefully more to see. When I check out, I prefer that they celebrate my life and all of our good times.

Birddog
06-29-2017, 07:28 AM
Sorry for your loss Woohoo, prayers are with you and your mom. Did you know that the grade school she attended is just 4 or 5 blocks from the infamous S Perry Steps where the Zags at one time (maybe still) worked out. On the plus side, she likely wasn't a "cake eater" as that school is just below the demarcation line.

gozagswoohoo
06-29-2017, 07:30 AM
Sorry for your loss Woohoo, prayers are with you and your mom. Did you know that the grade school she attended is just 4 or 5 blocks from the infamous S Perry Steps where the Zags at one time (maybe still) worked out. On the plus side, she likely wasn't a "cake eater" as that school is just below the demarcation line.

Really?? That's interesting. So the building is still standing then? If so, I'd like to swing by it next time I'm in Spokane.

Birddog
06-29-2017, 07:37 AM
Really?? That's interesting. So the building is still standing then? If so, I'd like to swing by it next time I'm in Spokane.

I think they razed old Grant Elementary, a local would know for sure.

Zagceo
06-29-2017, 07:45 AM
Sorry for your loss Woohoo.

Grant Grade School History (http://grantschoolspokane.org/history.html).......rebuilt in 1980

Hoopaholic
06-29-2017, 07:45 AM
My beautiful mother passed away on Saturday at the young age of 66. It's been incredibly difficult, and I don't think it's actually even set in for me yet.

But anyway, many of you know that I've lived in Missouri my whole life. When my mom was little, her family moved around quite a lot. She had told me years ago that they lived in Spokane for a bit.



Anyway, while going through some of her things these last few days, I found THIS picture. I thought it was really neat!! So SEE!!!!!! I'm kind of technically ALSO from Spokane. A little.

http://i.imgur.com/suD3VlD.jpg

thoughts and prayers for you and your family

77Zag
06-29-2017, 08:13 AM
Prayers to you and all ... great post. Truly you have Spokane in your blood.

Go Zags!

Rangerzag
06-29-2017, 08:13 AM
So sorry for your loss, WH.

thespywhozaggedme
06-29-2017, 08:13 AM
Sorry for your loss brother. May the Lord give you peace in these tough times.

primal23
06-29-2017, 08:22 AM
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


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JPtheBeasta
06-29-2017, 08:41 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I actually fought back a year looking at the wedding photo. My dad passed away 2001 and it took me awhile to grieve. Every milestone a pass as an adult is bittersweet (college graduation, marriage, child, first house, etc...). He would have loved watching the Zags.

sittingon50
06-29-2017, 08:55 AM
So sorry for your loss, WooHoo. Nothing will take your pain away but you can be thankful that you did have your Mom for as long as you did, that she got to see you grow to manhood, that she got to be with her grandkids. Those are tremendous memories.

It'll take awhile, but it does get easier with time.

Prayers to you and your family, brother.

MDABE80
06-29-2017, 09:01 AM
Woo saddest thing to lose your anchors in life. I dropped a note to you a few weeks ago. And left contact info. All the fellas/women on this board are correct. It takes time....but to be clear the inside part of you will always have a piece gone. Sorry for the loss. It's a big one.
One of the biggest jobs of a mom is to leave behind good children. We have you. She did great;) Again sorry.

Radbooks
06-29-2017, 09:05 AM
I'm sorry for the loss of your mom, WooHoo. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

vandalzag
06-29-2017, 09:08 AM
Sorry for your loss Woohoo. It takes time but it will get better. I lost my mother 20 plus years ago and still think of her constantly. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

tyra
06-29-2017, 09:18 AM
All of Zagnation embraces you. All of Zagnation prays for you. . . You will be reunited.

2wiceright
06-29-2017, 09:33 AM
I'm sooo very sorry Nathan, may the Lord touch your family and bring peace, knowing you will be with her again and that she's with our Lord right now.... There is nothing like losing a parent. As an adult they seem the same age as when we were kids. May God bring you and yours the same peace and joy that you (at least in part) bring to everyone here - your family on this board- with every positive and uplifting post of yours! Godbless WooHoo!!!

gozagswoohoo
06-29-2017, 09:43 AM
Woo saddest thing to lose your anchors in life. I dropped a note to you a few weeks ago. And left contact info. All the fellas/women on this board are correct. It takes time....but to be clear the inside part of you will always have a piece gone. Sorry for the loss. It's a big one.
One of the biggest jobs of a mom is to leave behind good children. We have you. She did great;) Again sorry.

Hey Abe, did you mail the note, or PM? I didn't get a PM (I need to clear some messages, it may have been full). If you mailed it, it's likely in the process of being re-routed to me, as we have recently moved.







Thank you for the kind words everyone! We had a very big turnout at her visitation. It was hard, but very comforting.

LongIslandZagFan
06-29-2017, 10:27 AM
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

stevet75
06-29-2017, 10:33 AM
Sorry for your loss, I have lost a parent and it isn't easy.
On another note that is the exact year I was in 5th grade, just up the road at Hamblen.

maynard g krebs
06-29-2017, 10:43 AM
So sorry for your loss Woohoo. You're so young to lose your mom.

Mine will be 94 in Oct; she had a series of strokes that damaged her ability to speak and perform the most basic functions about 4 1/2 years ago, and broke a hip about that time and is wheelchair bound. At 89 she was doing things like someone 20 years younger, then within 6 months essentially became an invalid.

My brother and I are taking care of her in her home, and it's not easy; consumes my life nearly 24/7. But your post is a reminder (one I need from time to time, honestly) to be grateful for every day she's here.

Zaglaw
06-29-2017, 11:14 AM
My heart goes out to you and your family. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

NotoriousZ
06-29-2017, 11:40 AM
From these pictures you can a lot of her in you, Woohoo. God bless you and your family in these hard times.

cjm720
06-29-2017, 12:24 PM
Sorry, Woohoo.

MDABE80
06-29-2017, 12:32 PM
Hey Abe, did you mail the note, or PM? I didn't get a PM (I need to clear some messages, it may have been full). If you mailed it, it's likely in the process of being re-routed to me, as we have recently moved.







Thank you for the kind words everyone! We had a very big turnout at her visitation. It was hard, but very comforting.

Nathan I sent you email..........my contact info.Also I told you your moms surgeon had passed. He did a super job consider how young she was.

gozagswoohoo
06-29-2017, 01:15 PM
Nathan I sent you email..........my contact info.Also I told you your moms surgeon had passed. He did a super job consider how young she was.

He did pass? Too bad. I hate to hear that. I imagine he was getting 'up there' in years though. Yes, he did a fantastic job, considering that was in the 50's!! And from what she had told me, that doctor had told her that she would very likely need another heart surgery in her mid 30's....and she ended up having exactly that! I think she was 35 or 36.


But anyway, I never did receive your email Abe, I apologize. Do you still have that in your 'sent' folder that you could re-send/forward it to me?

Thanks!

ZagMan in Philly
06-29-2017, 01:35 PM
Sorry for your loss, and condolences to you and your family.

DixieZag
06-29-2017, 01:50 PM
Thinking of you WH

TheZagPhish
06-29-2017, 02:03 PM
Peace and love, brother.

RenoZag
06-29-2017, 02:21 PM
Condolences, WooHoo. Prayers to you and your family. Be strong for one another

Proudzagmom
06-29-2017, 04:42 PM
I'm so very sorry, Nathan. Thinking of you and your family.

ZigZagSoCal
06-29-2017, 09:34 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Nathan. We're so sorry for your loss.

Zags11
06-29-2017, 10:03 PM
My beautiful mother passed away on Saturday at the young age of 66. It's been incredibly difficult, and I don't think it's actually even set in for me yet.

But anyway, many of you know that I've lived in Missouri my whole life. When my mom was little, her family moved around quite a lot. She had told me years ago that they lived in Spokane for a bit.



Anyway, while going through some of her things these last few days, I found THIS picture. I thought it was really neat!! So SEE!!!!!! I'm kind of technically ALSO from Spokane. A little.

http://i.imgur.com/suD3VlD.jpg

Ugh. I'm so sorry bro. She is my mothers age. I wish you the best in recovery and my condolences. I wish you the best my man.

Zags11
06-29-2017, 10:05 PM
Thanks amaronizag. Really appreciate the kind words!


And I've heard many others say what you just did, that time will help the pain some, but you never really get over the loss. A friend of mine said his dad passed away 10 years ago, yet every now and then his cell phone will ring and for a brief moment he will hope/think it might be his dad calling him. Crazy. And depressing.

Yea that's tough.

75Zag
06-29-2017, 10:12 PM
I send a message of peace to a friend on this board.
I am headed to Wenatchee tomorrow to spend the weekend with my 90 year old mom.
Nothing lasts forever - let us all enjoy who we can, what we can, when we can.

Go Bulldogs!

Mantua
06-30-2017, 01:02 AM
Woohoo, I know that this is a tough time for you and your family. I'm so sorry. The one thing I am sure of is that your mother was one of the all time great mothers as evidenced by her wonderful son.

TheZagPhish
06-30-2017, 07:13 AM
Woohoo, I know that this is a tough time for you and your family. I'm so sorry. The one thing I am sure of is that your mother was one of the all time great mothers as evidenced by her wonderful son.

+1
PMTA

SWZag
06-30-2017, 07:29 AM
WooHoo,

So sorry for your loss. This has to be one of the hardest times someone has to go through in life. Nothing can prepare you for these times.

Keep your head up and continue to make her proud.

Thoughts are with you and your family.

CDC84
06-30-2017, 08:42 AM
Losing my mother three years ago was one of the hardest things I have ever been through. But it was for the best. She had been batting neuropathy, extreme arthritis, pulmonary fibrosis and schizophrenia for years, and years, and years. It's amazing that she lived as long as she did. It was a true testament to her love of family and her deep Catholic faith. I think the only day she missed communion in church was the morning she died. She wouldn't allow the sisters of the church to come by the home to administer communion for her. She was determined to make it to church, portable oxygen tank and all.

Sorry to hear of your loss, and if things get to be too challenging, I very much suggest a local grieving group. They are community sponsored and free. I found it very helpful....just hearing people's stories.

ExtremeJim
06-30-2017, 12:35 PM
It is with deep sorrow that I read of your loss.

It might please you to know that you are the only member of this board that my own 89-year-old mother knows--ExtremeMillie's not on the internet, but I regularly send her copies of the artwork you submit as the result of your dreams . Right now she's mulling her viewing of the NBA Summer League games in which Zags will appear, having been provided a copy of ZagNative's schedule through the mail at her home in Sacramento. Some of them could conflict with Judge Judy, and although she is mistress of the 1200-channel satellite system my younger brother has provided, the DVR function has so far proven impenetrable.

Parents still speak to us whether present or departed. Dad used to speak of The Pull From Beyond The Grass, which was a sort of psychic gravitic force exerted on us by our antecedents such that at some point, the sounds of the partying from the Other Side make us let go of our positions here, with all their pain and degradation of physical capability, in favor of a new life where we can be restored to mint condition. He made the transition in 2012, and was completely ready to go when the time came.

I hope for your Mom it was the same. Certainly you are one of the very few posters here who is beloved of all, so she did her work exceedingly well.

BobZag
06-30-2017, 03:59 PM
You take care, Woohoo.

Losing a mother is a huge loss. All my thoughts.

Lurknomore
06-30-2017, 08:28 PM
Sharing your sadness and praying for your comfort....

gozagswoohoo
07-01-2017, 05:49 AM
It is with deep sorrow that I read of your loss.

It might please you to know that you are the only member of this board that my own 89-year-old mother knows--ExtremeMillie's not on the internet, but I regularly send her copies of the artwork you submit as the result of your dreams . Right now she's mulling her viewing of the NBA Summer League games in which Zags will appear, having been provided a copy of ZagNative's schedule through the mail at her home in Sacramento. Some of them could conflict with Judge Judy, and although she is mistress of the 1200-channel satellite system my younger brother has provided, the DVR function has so far proven impenetrable.

Parents still speak to us whether present or departed. Dad used to speak of The Pull From Beyond The Grass, which was a sort of psychic gravitic force exerted on us by our antecedents such that at some point, the sounds of the partying from the Other Side make us let go of our positions here, with all their pain and degradation of physical capability, in favor of a new life where we can be restored to mint condition. He made the transition in 2012, and was completely ready to go when the time came.

I hope for your Mom it was the same. Certainly you are one of the very few posters here who is beloved of all, so she did her work exceedingly well.




Love it. Thank you.

gozagswoohoo
07-01-2017, 05:51 AM
Woohoo, I know that this is a tough time for you and your family. I'm so sorry. The one thing I am sure of is that your mother was one of the all time great mothers as evidenced by her wonderful son.

You're too kind. Thank you!








Thank you all for the posts and messages. It really has been a great comfort for me, and I sincerely appreciate them all!

a13coach
07-01-2017, 05:54 AM
WooHoo, My prayers and deepest sympathies for you and your family. God bless!

Bogozags
07-01-2017, 06:47 AM
So sad for you and your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

gozagswoohoo
07-02-2017, 08:48 PM
Thanks again everyone. This has been very helpful for me. I'll also be printing this thread out and showing it to my father. I know he'll appreciate all of the kind words too.

PS- I moved this thread myself. It was time to get it off of the main board. Thx again all. #TwoVeryAppreciativeZagThumbsUp

ZaGranny
07-07-2017, 05:15 PM
Some of us are a little slow sending our thoughts and condolences. I was going to call, but I can't find your phone number--and you may have changed it when you moved.

I know you are going through a very tough time. I lost my mom when I was 42 and she was 71 and it was a very hard time. My thoughts are with you.

PS Please pm me your phone number and address. I have some things for the boys fro the tournament.

ZaGranny

2wiceright
10-05-2017, 03:48 PM
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2wiceright
10-05-2017, 04:04 PM
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Look for PM.


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