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can't go to the funeral queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
7th Dec '11

My grandma passed away on sunday. December fourth. The funeral is on friday. My cousin called me up and said she wanted to use her miles to get myself and my family up there for the funeral. I was thrilled. I know Grandma wouldn't be there but I need the closure. I NEED it. I need to sit around with family I haven't seen in years and tell stories and hear new stories.
So I called my boss and told him so I would't have to work on saturday.... planned to go on thursday and come back on sunday. Was so happy to bring my little boy and have my mom get to see him again. Now it looks like we can't go :cry: The miles she has only go for a certain airline. Which that airline doesn't go through my local airport. If that makes any sense. She was going to buy my ticket but realized that my son would need his own ticket too and they're 600 bucks a piece. Too much. I would never ask her to even give us 600$ much less 1200!!!!!!!! I was only accepting it because I thought it was going to be free to her!!! So now, I can't go. And it makes me grandma's death even harder than it was. I never expected to be able to go in the first place. We don't have the money to buy tickets. But when she opened that door... I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up. It seemed like such a sure thing.



God I miss you Grandma. I wish I could call you and cry like I used to. And you would say "don't cry, it hurts me to hear you cry" I miss her so much :cry:

Mama D. 18 kids; Georgia 8706 posts
7th Dec '11

I'm really sorry.

alex and abbi's mom Due January 30 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Houston, Arkansas 7470 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting ^Erin^ [mwp]:" My grandma passed away on sunday. December fourth. The funeral is on friday. My cousin called me up and ... [snip!] ... I could call you and cry like I used to. And you would say "don't cry, it hurts me to hear you cry" I miss her so much :cry:"


is the reason yall are away from ur family cause of the military? just guessing, if it is then u can try to get a hop flight, its a flight thats already going there with soilders on it and its free

Lexi-Avery-Dylan-Gabe 4 kids; Evansville, Indiana 2218 posts
7th Dec '11

I'm very sorry for your loss! I thought when you have a death in the family the airlines will give you at least some kind of break on tickets. Maybe you could call them and ask?

KK ♥ AppleJax 1 child; Michigan 1108 posts
7th Dec '11

This made me cry! I had a hard time when I couldnt get to my grandpas funeral. And then after he passed, I watched my grandma go downhill until she passed (thank goodness, she was in such poor shape.) I made sure I made it down to Arkansas for hers, where I was able to visit my grandpas grave and sit, and get some closure. Happy they are together again. <3

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16137 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting louann:" is the reason yall are away from ur family cause of the military? just guessing, if it is then u can try to get a hop flight, its a flight thats already going there with soilders on it and its free"


Not always free...but really cheap

queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting Mama D.:" I'm really sorry."


thanks

queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting louann:" is the reason yall are away from ur family cause of the military? just guessing, if it is then u can try to get a hop flight, its a flight thats already going there with soilders on it and its free"

no. when my parents divorced my mom and I went out of state to live with my grandma... then stuff went bad with my mom so I went to montana to live with my dad and I'm still in MT. They're in WI.

queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting Lexi-Avery-Dylan-Gabe:" I'm very sorry for your loss! I thought when you have a death in the family the airlines will give you at least some kind of break on tickets. Maybe you could call them and ask?"

we called. They said that they are more flexible with times. They do not help with the cost. Nothing cheaper. They're just out for money no matter what.

queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting KK ♥ AppleJax:" This made me cry! I had a hard time when I couldnt get to my grandpas funeral. And then after he passed, ... [snip!] ... for hers, where I was able to visit my grandpas grave and sit, and get some closure. Happy they are together again. <3"


I am glad you had that.
Won't be that simple for me.

helix 1 child; Massachusetts 235 posts
7th Dec '11

I'm sorry for your loss... :(

How about a train? Could be cheaper...

Lexi-Avery-Dylan-Gabe 4 kids; Evansville, Indiana 2218 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting ^Erin^ [mwp]:" we called. They said that they are more flexible with times. They do not help with the cost. Nothing cheaper. They're just out for money no matter what."


It seems that everyone is just out to make a buck. I have somewhat lost hope in most of humanity :( I am so very sorry they aren't willing to help you.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
7th Dec '11

Can you drive to another airport?

queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting helix:" I'm sorry for your loss... :( How about a train? Could be cheaper..."


not with a 2.5 year old. The train is 4 hours away from me anyway.

queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
7th Dec '11
Quoting Lexi-Avery-Dylan-Gabe:" It seems that everyone is just out to make a buck. I have somewhat lost hope in most of humanity :( I am so very sorry they aren't willing to help you."


Its ok I guess. Or it will be when I get over it :(