last week was one I will never forget in my real life. My late fathers Uncle passed away Monday Oct 15’th while he was on a cruise in Alaska. he was off the ship touring a small town called Hoonah which is in the southern part of Alaska when his heart decided to just stop beating. He was 86 years old and I loved him very much and will miss him dearly. Being that I am who he had listed as next of kin and closest living relative I was called by the local authorities and notified of this and subsequently I had to go to Alaska to retrieve his body for burial back in San Diego. I quickly called to book a plane ticket and ended up on a flight to Juneu an hour later. Once I got there i had to board a single engine plane which took me in to the village of Hoonah. Population bout 300 mostly Native American Eskimos. I was so out of my element but after 48 hours I had accomplished what I needed to do there while stying in a lodge which was pretty much what you would expect in a small Alaskan fishing town. By Wed Eve I had made it back to California and logged into sl. I said my hellos and where I had been. The next day was the funeral in San diego which I had pretty much planned on the phone from Alaska. Many family members and friends were there and I got to play my Uncles favorite song on piano which he heard me play at my first Piano recital in Hawaii when Iwas 13. I barely made it through the song without breaking down but some how I did. That night after saying goodbye to family .. they all had to leave back to their home states.. I drove home to Newport and walked in my place ..sat down and logged into SL.. tp’ed over to Sailors Cove Theater… heard Ezcape Hax playing guitar and singing and felt so alone and sad in RL that I just broke down into a two hour cry which I guess I needed very much. I’m coping with this loss now…I’m staying busy but its still hard sometimes.. Thank you to my SL friends for being there.. you really helped me weather you realize it or not.
Some of the things I’m staying busy with now are the Toys For Tots Charity Christmas Show at Twilight gates Dec 8 and 9 and just last night SLCN asked me to help them promote viewership (they are offering some great free advertising to). IM me in world or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on these things. Bye for now. DD