The Best Mom Ever with the Best Dad Ever
MOM! WE'RE PROOF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE!!!
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FAMILY PICS with flowers in the backyard .. courtesy of Marla and Patrick. nice job Marla! Out f town Yandalls leaving San Diego Wed 5-6-2009. Michael, Fred and kids ..... all leaving!
May 4th - Pictures coming from Charlie
Texas Hold'em planned 11am. 10 bucks in.
Mike and Fred/Ann arrive. Served up flank steak with mom's teriyaki inspired recipe. Tila/Loiusa and kids/grandkids. Russ and Myrt, Vel, Dawn, Donald, Michael, Chaz, Lesley, Eki, Nicky, Lika, Yvonne, Patrick, Marla, Marcus all enjoyed an evening on the wii/sing-a-long game.
May 3rd - Big back yard gathering. Donald's limes and mango marinade was awesome! Good eats. Mom's spirit is with the good food is here! afa's potato salad was awesome. he put crab in it! yummeee. eppe brought mexican food treats thru the weekend too. she's a trooper!
THIS DESSERT FLOWN IN TODAY FROM SAN ANTONIO! yummme. Thanks you Washtons!
May 2 - Big back yard gathering. chris' teriyaki mango marinade rocked!~
May 1 - Chris grills up chicken/brats and potatos. chaz arrived
10:56pm Chris notes that Vel and Myrt spent a good part of the afternoon preparing dads room. We're preparing the backyard for weekend festivities. All the old beds have been taken out. Chris got mom's leftover morphine. need a pool table for dad. a good one! fred, mike, chaz will complete the famidamily this weekend when they get in all by satuday. tila will make sure the beer will flow the way god intended it to. moana will perform a samoan celebration of life tahitian dance on saturday. Margie will do a show demonstrating how 60 year olds do the hula.
all yandall's and the dearest just need to call for a place to stay if you travel from out of town.
"MOM PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING APRIL 29TH, WEDNESDAY, AROUND 4:30AM . SHE'S WITH JESUS."
1:34pm afa, mo, rick, eki, patrick here. if you wanna view mom before she heads to the morgue, get over here before 8pm tonight.
12:03pm mo and rick are here with chicken and beers. vel is cleaning the place like a madwoman. epi is helping with the after math. mom is still in the front room with her laid-to-rest quilt.
10:00am Father showed up and vel, dad, chris, eki and mom prayed for each other.
9:00 am Grandma passed away this morning in her sleep(around 4:30am) . Uncle Afa, Uncle Eki, Lesley, Epi and I (Vel) are all here. Chris was on his way back from OC and showed up at 9:10. Preparations are still being figured out, we will let everyone know when the services will be. Aunt Myrt flies in this afternoon, Uncle Fred Sandy and Sarah tomorrow morning, Dad comes in Thursday afternoon.
12:24am y0. dad. i'm up in L.A. will be back later on today :D you can reach me at this number. woops. left my phone there again :(
5:52pm Marla, Patrick, Marcus arrived. Moana and Rick too right this moment. Hi Marcus!
5:17pm Dad eating a banana and cleaning up the back patio for this weekend. mom still breathing. peacefully resting. no movements other than chest rising and falling inconsistently. still letting sunlight in as sunset looks like a bright one.
5:07pm Dad is prepping for the new desk moana and rick are bringing over. Please send your thoughts to be added to the bottom of the yandall.com site. looking for blood relationship responses. So get on it! Thanks Sandra Gr. for kicking it off!
4:42pm Vel is leaving and will be back soon. Mom remains sleeping laying on her back, slightly raised up. She is breathing with her mouth wide open. Her oxygen tubes in her nose. Breathing softly. Dad is cleaning up the back room. Vel is cleaning bathroom before she leaves. I'm here waiting for Eki or Patrick to show up. Need some more blood here with dad.
4:25pm PST.. mom's still asleep. Vel is here. The yandall.com site has a slide show from Sandy Gr. Thanks Sandra. You make your Uncle Chris Happy! :D If you have pictures of mom, send me the pics and I'll route them to her. Dad is listening to music with Vel and I'm here about ready to leave and probably come back later tonight. I have work up in OC for a bit tonight.
8:30am PST - 1st time I called dad and he sounded low and immediately requested me to be over. I hurried over to see mom fighting to breath and with mouth open in pain that she cannot communicate outwardly. We worked on getting her medicated more with the oral morphine concoction. Her mouth and tongue have pretty much dried up and it appears she can't swallow easily. Giving her something to drink ended up in her lungs and she continued gasping for air. Finally several doses went down and as of this moment, she's sleeping quietly. Dad is outside working out. I'm here on his laptop that I hooked up near mom to keep an eye on her as I do other things. Afa and Bernie's parents were here this morning. Holly and Lesley were here this morning too.
Shannon called and whispered something to grandma. Mari called and chatted with me too. Justin came home this morning and saw me fooling with the yandall.com site.
Letters to Mom
From Sandy Gr,
My heart is very sad, for selfish reasons, knowing that I will never be able to hug or kiss Aunty Pat again. I am just grateful that she no longer has to feel any pain, I just wish I wouldíve spent more time with her. My sister Talya and I were raised in IB by Jimmy and Yvonne Yandall. My childhood was filled with many beautiful memories of constantly hanging out with aunty pat and uncle. The four of them were always together. And Aunty Pat always brought us candy! Aunty Pat had the kindest soul that Iíve ever come into contact with. She was such a gentle and beautiful woman. She was always the first to volunteer her help when it came to anything anyone needed. Many years had passed from me being that little girl she knew, and when I finally had a little girl of my own she was the first to send me a gift. It brings tears to my eyes, I am just so sad to see that our family, as time passes, is starting to loose those who have always held us together. Her beautiful light will be missed and never be forgotten. God Bless you Uncle Eki, and the kids and grandkids.
Dear Eki Yandall Family,
I just found out about your mother passing away this morning. Please convey my heartfelt condolences to your father and the whole family for your loss. I am at a loss on what to say except that I am glad I got to have met your mother back in 1999 at Tofoiís wedding. I remember her for her kindness and graciousness to me that day. It was just a moment of pleasantries but her beauty inside and out made a long lasting impression on me. I pray the Lordís peace that surpasses all understanding be with everyone today and in the coming days.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my samoan tin'a. Growing up in Bay City, she welcomed me into her home and offered me the same she offered her own family. (Though I never tried the boiled bananas until much later!). I am blessed to have known Mrs. Yandall and her extended family, I will always love and miss you Mrs. Yandall! - Kevin Mahoney
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