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Ytak


Ytak reads. A lot. Probably spends too much time reading. Or that sentence blasphemous?

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  • 51 weeks
    RL oddities and musings

    My last grandparent passed not too long ago. My grandma was 99 years and a handful of days old. Is it odd that I find it easier to write that here, when I've never met any of you and only know of you through the written word, and not post it to my friends and family on the book face?

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  • 74 weeks
    I made it.

    The doctor is in.
    In case the below image doesn't work.

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  • 74 weeks
    User Name Change from ReaderRyn to Ytak

    I changed my user name from ReaderRyn to Ytak.
    Been debating it awhile but it "Ytak" is my oldest handle and the same one I like to use on the other fanfic sites I haunt. It just feels right to use it here, too. :)

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  • 75 weeks
    The Prettiest Plague Doctor Mask

    So, one of my friends shared this pieced and quilted plague doctor mask. I admit, I went "oooooo, pretty." Then I looked at the directions and laughed. That's a lot more work than I want to do (though I do have the skill to do it). But there is a pattern to the simplified mask. That I'm

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  • 114 weeks
    *thud*

    After three weeks of visiting family, only grandma and I are in the house. Finally. Maybe now I can catch up on the backlog of stories.

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Oct
22nd
2020

RL oddities and musings · 3:01am Oct 22nd, 2020

My last grandparent passed not too long ago. My grandma was 99 years and a handful of days old. Is it odd that I find it easier to write that here, when I've never met any of you and only know of you through the written word, and not post it to my friends and family on the book face?
She lived a good long life. I cared for her for six years and an aunt took over three months ago. She'd been on the decline for a while and this passing was not unexpected. I'm sad. But I'm also kind of relieved. She was ready to go for a while. But she was able to see all her living children at the same time earlier this year and she's met her great-grandchildren. Last night, at the request of my dad, I emailed him a bunch of photos of her for the wake/reception/or something. I'd scanned many, many photos and negatives at the house. I sent her 2nd grade photo, photos from before she married my grandpa (a few at the NY World's Fair 1940), and assorted family photos (my dad with 70s hair never fails to amuse me).
Sadly, I won't be attending the funeral. The damn virus is one of the reasons (interstate travel anyone?). There are a couple of other reason, some good, some (perhaps) not so good. But I am thinking of her and will remember her.

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Nope, it's not odd at all. When my mother passed away at the age of 95, I found it easier to write about her to you guys than my own family. I'm probably going to be scanning photos of the family for the next few decades.

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