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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sad News

Corrections from Always On Watch in red.  Somehow I miscommunicated where Mr. AOW is on the timeline of life.

Mr AOW is on the verge of passing away after a brief struggle with kidney disease caused by long-term diabetes and high blood pressure.  He is now under hospice care.

Mr. AOW is a US Army veteran, Vietnam Era. He and Mrs AOW began dating 49 years ago this month.  They  married on June 17, 1972.  A lifetime with each other and living in the same house all those years!

He has been in poor health for years, and I just want to say that AOW is an incredibly strong and Godly woman who has taken care of her husband in their house while also teaching children. AOW is a stellar example of living one's wedding vows "in good times and bad, in sickness and in health."  Let's keep her and the soul of her soon to depart husband in our prayers.

Here is Mr. AOW's "ABOUT ME" from his blog:
I am a veteran of the Vietnam War Era and a political conservative even though I'm from Southern California.
I have been married over 40 years to the best blogger on the web: Always On Watch (aka AOW and Mrs. AOW).
Severely disabled by a brain hemorrhage in 2009, I still love life!
I have the use of only one hand, so my seek-and-find typing is very slow.  However, I do read and appreciate comments to my blog.
I believe that laughter is the best medicine.  Send me jokes!  I'm an equal opportunity insulter.  Heh.

Rest in Peace when your time comes, Mr. AOW.


  1. Im so Sorry, and Saddened to read this news.
    Please accept my deepest condolences AOW, to you and to your family.

  2. My profound condolences, AoW. May G_d Bless and Keep you in these difficult times.

    1. I'm glad to hear that the news of Mr. AoW's demise were greatly exaggerated. Still, I hope he's resting more comfortably in hospice, and that your able to able to enjoy some more quality time together that will keep him in your heart for years to come. May G_d Bless you both!

  3. Terribly sorry to hear the news. My prayers are with you AOW in this sad time.

  4. I am saddened by this news, my I also offer my sincere condolences to you AOW.

  5. I hope that Mr. AOW is as comfortable as possible and would like to point out that AOW has acted with great character throughout

  6. Ducky is right....Praying for comfort and admiring AOW for the incredible and constant care and love she's given Mr. AOW for all these years.
    God bless you both, AOW. xxx

  7. It was our pleasure to have dinner with Mr. (and Mrs. AOW) a few years ago.
    It saddens me that AOW is going through this struggle.
    My wife and I continue to hold the two of them in prayer as they go through this time,

  8. Mr. AOW is in no pain -- thanks to hospice care -- and is being allowed to eat whatever he wishes after two years of a strict diabetic diet to prevent another round of pancreatitis. Ice cream!

    1. My wife's mother went through this years ago.
      She gave up dialysis because of the strain it put on her and her husband who took her. She was ready.
      She was pain free and seemed to go painlessly.
      The family was gathered around her to pray and asked Scherie to lead.
      After a while, her mom interrupted her and said to speed it up as she wasn't going to be around forever.

  9. To everything SF said in the post. Yes. Respect - Mr and Mrs AOW.

    Wishing peace and comfort for your household as soon as can be.


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