My step-Grandmother Ethel Marx died Sunday, she was 86.
I am really worried about my Grandfather who has not yet reconsiled that she has died. He nearly set fire to the kitchen already trying to cook eggs and forgetting they were on. He is 80 a tough old trucker and mechanic but he is losing his marbles and I am not sure if he can take care of himself. He has had bouts with throat cancer causing him to lose well over 100 pounds and is now very fraile and rambles. My mother is going to try to convince him to go to a home, but for an old German Cowboy from Idaho that may be a non starter. Fortuntley he is in the hospital for obsevations now. Though he was asking where Ethel is, very sad very sad. They were married nearly 50 years.
Ethel was a very tough woman like a 80 year old version of Sarah Palin, she was a hunter and she worked in the oil fields. She even talked like Sarah Palin. I am in total shock thought she live to 100.