Loss Doesn’t Get Easier

Accepting death as a part of life doesn’t mean we grieve any less.

Craig Axford
5 min readMar 12, 2024

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Photo by Grant Whitty on Unsplash

I was about seven years old when my maternal grandfather (Grampy) died. It was a weekend, as I recall, though all I remember for sure is that it wasn’t a school day.

Lumbering up the stairs from my basement bedroom looking forward to whatever breakfast mother had prepared, I found mom…

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Craig Axford

M.A. in Environment and Management and undergraduate degrees in Anthropology & Environmental Studies. Living in Moab, Utah. A generalist, not a specialist.