My grandmother died this morning. She was 97 years old, a good long life. She lived in New York City most of my life, but lived in a nursing home near me in Boston for the last year, so I saw her a few times, and those visits taught me some things about her.

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Richard Schwartz 11:31 PM on 18 Nov 2008

My condolences, Ned. She sounds like someone I would have loved to meet.

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Hisham Abboud 12:01 AM on 19 Nov 2008

My condolences, may she rest in peace.

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Giacomo 2:40 AM on 19 Nov 2008

My condolences.
I live in terror of the day my grandparents will pass away.

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Karim 4:52 AM on 19 Nov 2008

My condolences Ned! May she rest in peace

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Pete Lyons 6:24 AM on 19 Nov 2008

That's a wonderful tribute Ned. My condolences as well.

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Peter 6:58 AM on 19 Nov 2008

My condolences to you and your family.

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Karen 2:12 PM on 19 Nov 2008

My condolences, Ned. She sounds like a wonderful person!

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Vitor Pereira 3:20 PM on 19 Nov 2008

Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of you grandmother.

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Vitor Pereira 3:27 PM on 19 Nov 2008

...and that was a beautiful tribute you wrote.

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mif 5:15 PM on 19 Nov 2008

I am sorry for your loss. She sounds like a very wise and interesting person. May her memory be a comfort to you.

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Dominic Cronin 5:05 PM on 20 Nov 2008

A reminder to us all. It's important to be "a character". I'm reminded of people in my own family who left a stamp on me be being very definitely themselves. It's never really a loss (although I'm not contradicting those who expressed their condolences in those terms.)

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Rajesh Muthukrishnan 9:11 PM on 20 Nov 2008

Sorry to hear the news. She seems to be a very wise and kind person.
May her soul rest in peace.

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Bernard Farrell 12:17 PM on 21 Nov 2008

Ned I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. It's a blessing that she lived so close for the last part of her life. God bless you.

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