Chad Perrin: SOB

3 March 2009

Thanks, Grandma

Filed under: Miscellaneous — apotheon @ 11:47

This morning, I woke to the sound of my cellphone “ringing”. Telephones don’t really ring any longer, but that’s still what we call it.

It was my father. He informed me that my grandmother had passed away.

For the second time since mine became the name at the top of TechRepublic’s IT Security “blog”, I wrote an article that recalled my grandmother. It was called, quite unimaginatively, More about what my grandmother taught me.

She taught me quite a bit — a lot of it by example. I don’t really know how to convey that very effectively right now, and am not sure I’d want to even if I did know how.

Her death was a long time coming. I think, if she had lived any longer, it would have been more cruelty than mercy.

I’m going to be traveling a bit this month, some of it related to my grandmother’s memorial service. I don’t know how much writing I’ll do during that time. Consider this fair warning: I don’t know how interesting I’ll be in this writing space.

Carry on.


  1. I’m truly sorry to hear that Chad, I hope that you can take some time to mentally revisit all the memorable times you spent with her so you can remember her in the way she surely deserves.

    That being said, don’t you dare make pre-emptive apologies about your lack of wittiness or the fact that, at least for the time being, your interests might lie elsewhere. People get the false idea that you owe them something and since I’m not getting your bills per article I read I assume no one else is.

    That being said, I hope to hear from you soon. Take care. Fred.

    Comment by the_blunderbuss — 4 March 2009 @ 08:49

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss, Chad. We’ll keep the light on for you.

    Comment by Sterling Camden — 4 March 2009 @ 03:12

  3. My condolences on your loss, Chad.

    Comment by Brian Martinez — 5 March 2009 @ 09:56

  4. my thoughts are with you and your family, Chad.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 6 March 2009 @ 05:28

  5. Ah that’s never easy. You have my condolences.

    Comment by Mina — 7 March 2009 @ 12:34

  6. My condolences to you and your family. Last month was my grandma’s 1st year death anniversary, and we visited her grave. It brought back lots of happy and very funny memories with her. She has also taught me a lot of things.

    Comment by Love to Travel — 5 April 2009 @ 08:42

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