My grandmother passed away peacefully at 3:03 pm, May 12th, in Ping-Tung Hospital, Taiwan. An aunt and my mother were with her. She was 94 (1915-2008).
The funeral is scheduled on May 24th in Ping-Tung, and I'm not sure if I will be able to attend. I'm supposed to lead another shark expedition between May 20-27, and have mixed thoughts about whether I want to go. After talking to Dad, Wendy decided to go. We weren't particularly close to that side of the family when we were growing up, but I do think it would be nice if the entire family were together in Taiwan to see her put to rest.
I have to decide tomorrow. Logistics would be very difficult, and I hate to back out of something that I am scheduled to lead.