My grandpa passed away yesterday due to cancer and alzheimer's, and my mom and her sisters went to the hospital to be with my Grandma. Then later on in the day, they all went to my Grandma's house to be with her for a while. My mom said my aunts were acting un-couth. They were drinking and having a hay day while my Mom and Grandmother were grieving. Mom said it was like they didn't even care, they didn't shed a tear. Do you think this behavior was wrong? Or are they just handling their grief differently. I don't know how I'm going to react to them at the visitation and funeral, because we've all been estranged for years.
well if you have been estranged for years then there is probably more to the story.
However, people DO handle sorrow differently and if they were drinking and laughing and telling stories about grandpa and simply enjoying the memories... then that IS how they are mourning.
He had cancer so this wasnt unexpected... I personally prefer to remember the great times and laugh and YES i would drink and that is how I would mourn the death of someone I loved. Im a realist and EVERYone dies... if they are old then I choose to celebrate who they were and not that they are dead.
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on Mar. 27, 2011
sorry so to hear about your grandfather
Answer by bmwlover at 4:44 PM on Mar. 27, 2011