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Burton, 1996-2008


My mother died four years ago this past Spring. Her hospitalization was sudden, but her death was not. A heart attack had revealed a defect in the muscle, which had to be surgically rebuilt.<br/><br/> She spent two months on and off machines, making improvements and setbacks, and until her last week we were nothing but optimistic. The collapse was hard - even if you consider it a possibility, having your own mother fail to recognize you is a cold shock - but that long stay at least served to steel those of us who'd be left behind. I don't believe in any post-life amusement park or penalty box, dead is dead, gone is gone, that's that.<br/><br/> She died younger than .... 4:35 a.m. Friday 14th November 2008 EST
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