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Old 09-10-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Any interesting stories?
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Holding his hand.
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Ten years as an Ambulance officer with the largest EMS service in Canada.


What do you want to know ?


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Old 09-13-2016, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Any interesting stories?
What's interesting and why are you asking?
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:28 AM
 
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With some family members and close friends I was with them, taking care of them in all but one case. With a number of other people I was a volunteer who visited them during their last months and weeks, and was sometimes there at the time they died.

An odd type of OP question for not having a context or backstory.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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It looks to me as though the OP is trying to find some "interesting stories" for whatever reason. That is not the purpose of the Grief and Mourning forum. Moderator: this thread should be closed.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:46 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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What's interesting and why are you asking?
That's exactly what I thought when it was first posted. Does not deserve to be answered.

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It looks to me as though the OP is trying to find some "interesting stories" for whatever reason. That is not the purpose of the Grief and Mourning forum. Moderator: this thread should be closed.
Exactly, GG.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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Actually, this thread caught my attention. I think that for some people (myself included) part of the grieving process includes thinking about what you were doing and/or where you were when you got the news that someone had died.

My good friend died a few years ago. I was in my kitchen baking lemon cookies when I answered the phone. I remember exactly where I was standing in the kitchen.

When my MIL died, my husband called me with the news. I was sitting in the front room on the piano bench.

Anyway, I don't think that the thread should be closed.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:54 PM
 
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On the day my grandfather died, I came home from school at mid-day for lunch, and my mother gave me the news first thing when I got in the door (I was a teenager in high school, and this was my first major loss).
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:59 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My husband died in Hospice. He was there 8 days. I wouldn't leave his side as I knew how frightened he was of dying. I only went home once for an hour in those 8 days. I slept on a cot in his room and sometimes I would squeeze myself on the bed with him, even when he became unconscious so he would know he wasn't alone.


He died at 2 a.m. while I was sleeping on the cot. The nurses came and woke me up to tell me he was gone.
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