By Contrarian 150 Comments
One of my very dear friends, who also happens to be a member here, is going through a very difficult time in his life. I have no idea how long it will take him to deal with it or when I will see him posting back here again. I hope it is soon, as it means things are getting better.
Most of you know Claude, or Uncle Claude or perhaps Sage Claude as he should be known. He is an institution around here, or perhaps he should be in an institution for some of the polls he makes. I can't say what is happening, that is for him if and when or if he feels like it. However, in case he reads this, I want to send him my most positive thoughts I can. He is one of the most deserving people I know to receive good thoughts. Other motherfuckers have no place to go without him around! He is living proof of how good the internet CAN be.
Claude ........ looking forward to talking soon. Be well my good friend.
UPDATE: From Claude.
I just came home to freshen up from the Hospital. My wife had a massive stroke on the right side of her brain. It's not good. The swelling is getting worse. They say she will not recover. She's had Lupus and many other health problems throughout the years. I just happened to sit down and noticed the forum post.
It's weird. I'm scared. But as with anything, you take it minute to minute and do the best you can. Take Giant Bomb and kiss the ones you love.
It's hard to write this. My wife passed away today. She was never in any pain and passed quietly.
Mary and I had been through a lot together as partners. From our time together, I don't think a day went by that she didn't feel some kind of pain. No more. No more pain. No more Lupus.
I shed many tears when I read this. My best wishes to you Claude in this, your worst moment. Mary had you and she was a lucky lady for that.