Griddlesode S9-002: Windows to the Soul

In this Griddlesode, Ron tells the story of loss and important life lessons.

On this Griddlesode, we featured the following songs:

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  1. Another great story Ron. That’s why I stay subscribed. But you are too good a storyteller to go so long between them.

  2. Thanks, Steve. I’m stealing every bit of time that I can to create ’em. 🙂

  3. This story was heart breakingly great. I felt like I was there in the room w/ your clan. I’m sorry for your losses. I have been listening to your podcasts since the beginning, and I stay subscribed, looking each week for something new. Even though I’ve found some fun new podcasts to listen to, you’re still one of my favs, and I miss the weekly stories. I think I used to anticipate those more than my favorite tv shows each week.

  4. Thanks for staying subscribed, Susan. I really do enjoy producing the show and LOVE hearing from listeners.

  5. Thanks so so much for telling this story! I appreciate how you described this experience (both of them), because I expect to go through it at some point in my life. Being the first child in my family for my generation, I expect I’ll be the one who is there for others when the time comes.
    This also gave me a chance to imagine a moment I always wish I hadn’t missed. My (now ex’s) grandfather was in hospice, and the family was told he only had a couple days left. After a day of work, I drove a couple hours to join family. They had decided to visit the grandfather before I got there, so I was told to just grab a bite to eat, and I could see him when we all went to visit the next day. Well, he passed away while they were visiting him, and I was doing nothing more than eating. My initial instinct had been to go directly to join them when I got into town, and I always regretting not being there. What they talked about was very much like the death rattle you described. The picture you painted helped me imagine what it had been like, had I been there. Thank you.

  6. Thanks for sharing your story, John. Life has taught me to get the important things done first, because you may never get a second chance.