Sunday, June 17, 2012

Passage

A few hours ago, Evangeline Chipman - my last surviving grandparent and one of the strongest best people I'll ever know - passed away after having been in ill health for some time.

I'm not interested in getting into any more details than that. I share only because - while it's my intention to not interupt the workflow of my sites and projects (if anything, I really need the focusing-effect of work-to-be-done right now) - I can't say what sort of things arrangements and obligations will do to my schedules and output. So, if this blog or other venues seem to be either less active or less "upbeat" than usual, I ask your patience and understanding as to why that probably is.

This is going to be a very difficult period for me and for my family, and your support and understanding is deeply appreciated.

38 comments:

Rook in the Pumpkin said...

Really sorry for your loss Bob. Hope things pick up for you soon.

jackspicer88 said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Don't worry, this fan isn't going anywhere.

:)

Kuba said...

I'm sorry for your loss, best of wishes for you and your family.

Sean said...

Many condolences, Bob. I wish nothing but the best for you and your family.

Max said...

Losing anyone is hard, but it always seems like when grandparents die life loses some of its ~magic~, like they have a kind of power that no one else does.

Heartfelt sympathies, sir. All the best of luck in dealing with the pain - when you're ready to get back to normal, after however long, we'll be here.

Hypershell said...

My condolences, Bob. If it helps you focus, I do look forward to your future work. But yeah, sometimes that stuff has to go on the back burner for a while.

Take care of what needs taking care of. We'll still be here when you're done.

El Pibe Progre said...

My condolences.

Anonymous said...

My condolences.

Anonymous said...

too bad it wasn't you that died instead

Aiddon said...

and too bad who haven't been rendered vegetative by a car crash. Piss off to under your bridge you little shit.

Justice said...

I know how you feel Bob, I lost my grandfather last year. My grandmother, two years before that. They were the best people I have ever had the honor to know. I wish you luck in dealing with your grievances. And I can tell you that we all will be completely acceptable of you taking some time (those of us who matter any way).

Nate said...

Sorry to hear your about your loss, Bob. I lost my last grandparent a couple of years ago, so I know how you feel.

Anonymous said...

I bet Bob would say she deserved to die if she played Call of Duty

Anonymous said...

My condolences.

Gus Demaggio said...

I'm truly sorry for your loss Bob. I wouldn't worry too hard about work flow if it comes in conflict with family business. I (and I'm sure your other fans) would completely understand.

frogoat said...

Take as much time as you need, man. Real life is a lot harder.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could do something more than say 'wish there was something more I can do'. :\

JPArbiter said...

My condolences for the loss to your family. May Evangeline find the peace she so deserves.

Xaos said...

I'm sorry.

I just....I'm sorry.

laughingphoenix said...

Hey man, stay strong. We totally understand. It's hard thing, and I wish the best.

Chris Serna said...

Sincere condolences Bob. Losing a grandparent is a serious blow to take, losing your last one is unbelievably difficult.

Take all the time you need and take care! Your fans will wait :)

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Jannie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Having lost a grandparent to cancer a few years ago I deeply sympathize.

theSweetest said...

My sincerest condolences, Bob. And I'm certain other fans feel the same and totally understand your situation. You won't hear a gripe out of me.

Anonymous said...

I too lost a my grandmother this weekend, on fathers day (actually was my dad's mom...yikes) so I know the feeling, this is of course only 4 months after losing my grandfather. so believe me when I say I know how family deaths can be distracting. do what you need to do.

Joe said...

Really sorry for your loss Bob. Wishing the best for you and your family during this trying time.

Jeffrey Lupoy said...

I was pretty pleased to find this site. I need to to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you book-marked to see new information on your web site.

Laserkid said...

having just lost my second grandparent (and #3 and 4 arent far away and are on opposite sides of the family, though I still have one of each type of grandparent which is weird), my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

I don't know what you believe, but I believe she must be in a better place, so I hope that comes as some comfort to you, if not, although I doub some random internet stranger can do anything for you, but in the odd event that I CAN do something for you, bob, you've just to ask.

john doe said...

my condolences to you and your family

Doc Tran said...

My condolences to you and your family Bob. We'll all be here for you.

Gareth said...

My condolences to you and your family Bob.

Ravenkeeper said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family Bob. I'm sorry for your loss.

Darryl M said...

Sorry for your loss Bob. We disagree occasionally about movies but I am a fan and thus an odd beast. Know that your fans are here and will wait while you mourn. Not a one of us will be going anywhere.

Best Regards,

angel_of_rebirth said...

I'm sorry for your loss Bob. It's never easy losing a loved one. I hope you and your family get to feeling better.

Alice Teague said...

I, too, am deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us know, and good luck to you and your family for what is to come.

Brandon said...

Take all the time you need, loss of any family member is pretty heavy stuff.

Battle PIgeon said...

As a fan of your website and your work on The Escapist, I can say know that I personally don't plan to go anywhere.

Take all the time you need, get some rest, be with your family, and take care of yourself.

Rickers82 said...

Sorry for your loss Bob, I really enjoy your reviews and "the big picture" and look forward to them each week. Thanks for making them