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Faye and Jim Faber
I found out this morning that my maternal grandfather passed away last night. I suppose when someone is in their mid-90s you can't ever say their death is "unexpected"--but it still feels that way. (He was actually my step-grandfather, but he and my grandmother have been together so long that he's been easily as much a part of my life as my mother's father was.)

Jim was a wonderful man. Smart, funny, and a walking history of the socialist and labor movements in this country. I took my kids to see him and my grandmother this past summer, and when I spoke to my grandmother today she told me that of all of the family, it was my boys that Jim missed the most on a day-to-day basis. I'm glad Jim got to know them...and even more glad that they got to know him.

I'll be flying out to Camarillo tomorrow with my mom, to be with my grandmother, so blogging will be light for a few days. If you're so inclined, remember Jim--and my grandmother--in your prayers this week. Thanks.


Sorry to hear that Liz. Not sure if this helps, but I found it fitting:

"A dying man is a balloon throwing down its ballast."

As always, onward and upward.

I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

Blessings Liz. We'll miss you until you're back.

I'm terribly sorry about the news... The way you describe him reminds me of my grandfather, who passed away during my freshman year.

Remember, he will always be with you.

I've tried to send you the password for your Site Meter account from several email accounts in addition to your contact page at

The error message is always "Error transferring to; SMTP Protocol Returned a Permanent Error 550 Access denied".

I couldn't find an alternate email address anywhere on your web site(s). Please send me another email address I can use to contact you.

Another alternative is that I could post your password here (as I've done with this message) and then you could login to your account on and change it. Let me know what you'd like to do.


Our sympathy to you and your family.

Sorry to hear about your grandfather. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family.

- adina

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