Tag Archives: death and dying

Marching Toward Oblivion, Part 1

By | October 2, 2018

In a few short years I won’t exist anymore. That’s true of everyone, obviously. To the best of my knowledge, everyone dies in the end. Some of us are fortunate enough to die happy, surrounded by family, secure in the knowledge that those they love are provided for and that all will be well. Lots of people die… Read More »

The life and death of a tabby boy

By | January 18, 2018

Last Saturday, January 13, 2018, we said farewell to our beloved tabby boy, Huck. He’ll be sorely missed. Carole and I don’t have children of our own so our cats have always been very special and precious to us. Carole and I adopted a cat in the summer of 2005, a fine healthy recently fixed tabby cat that… Read More »

Remembering

By | March 19, 2017

As of this April 16, it’ll have been ten years since the horrific events that took place in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007. In the ten years since a mentally ill young man ran amuck with his guns and took the lives of 28 students and four faculty members — and wounded seventeen others — members of the… Read More »

So, hey, Dad’s cremains are over there in that box

By | May 26, 2016

Not to be unduly morbid, but there’s something weird about sitting down at the dining table in your deceased parents’ house and going “Huh. What’s in that bag over th… oh, it’s Dad’s cremains.” Mom’s are in a cabinet a few feet away. At some point both sets of ashes are going to be mixed together and scattered… Read More »

Aaron Keith Furr, 1932-2016

By | March 31, 2016

Dr. Aaron Keith Furr, 84, of Brooksville, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born in Rowan County, NC on March 5, 1932, he was a longtime resident of Blacksburg, VA before retiring to Florida. He was the son of Carl Albert Furr and Sue Howell Furr and grew up in Salisbury, NC. He attended Catawba College,… Read More »

Farewell, Dad

By | March 28, 2016

My father, Keith Furr, is, to put it bluntly, dying. He has been suffering from pretty severe dementia for several months now, not recognizing anyone and not really knowing where he was, and showing no signs of improvement. However, in recent days he took a severe turn for the worse. He has had only very short periods of… Read More »