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kimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-12 10:59 PM
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My father died
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We've been estranged for decades - he really didn't like me, my education - I insisted on going to college - the fact that I had kids . . . oh, the list goes on. And he was an abusive father to me & very abusive to my mom; my brother & I witnessed things that no kids should ever see. We never got along politically or in most any other way.

So I don't actually mourn him - although I feel like I should. I'm angry that the news came to me through my mom (they've been divorced for years & she's since re-married) but she recently got burned out of her apartment & is in assisted living in PA, & she's in the early stages of Alzheimer's as well. My brother - who my father always favored - & his wife told her about the death today while driving to the funeral in Texas, & wanted her to pass the news on to me. I feel strongly that my brother should have told me directly, & also had the balls to tell me that I wasn't invited to the funeral. We're the only 2 children.

I'm angry about that, & confused. We only get 2 parents - now one of mine is gone & the other is sort of lost also.

Eh, just venting. I really can't mourn & it feels weird. I'm angry, about the circumstances about the death notification, & so many other things from the past.
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