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Old 10-29-2016, 09:26 PM
Location: Philaburbia
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Originally Posted by Serious Conversation View Post
What deaths really bothered you? Were the most bothersome ones where something was drawn out or where someone died suddenly?
"Bothersome" isn't the word you want to use. Troubling, distressed, upset, caused heartache -- those are the words you want.

No death has distressed me as much as the loss of my spouse, but that's to be expected.

A co-worker who I'd had mutual friends with from college died of cancer when we were 24. I'm still sad about him dying so young. He was a gifted artist, and had great potential. Another co-worker died in a car accident driving home from work. That was one of those moments when you just wonder ... why???

Both grandmothers died within three weeks of each other, and the loss felt like being continuously kicked in the gut the whole time.

My youngest aunt - only 8 years older than me - died unexpectedly about 10 years ago. That was tough on my surviving aunts and uncles -- she was their baby sister, and she died not long after my dad died.
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:17 AM
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Originally Posted by meo92953 View Post
I was going to write about them but I, also, am offended by the word 'bothered'. The memories of those that are no longer here came rushing back.

Serious, sometimes you go too far. Grieved for would have been so much more appropriate. Because that is what we do.
Just another chapter of his book. This is almost as bad as the "worst funeral" thread.
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:45 AM
Location: 76102
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My mother's death. I will never, ever quit grieving her. She was my best friend.
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:26 PM
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Without a doubt, my brother at 15. I was 18 at the time, usually a happy age as you graduate high school and enter college. But the worst year of my life.
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:09 PM
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My pet dog when I was 12.

My mom's death was bad too but mostly because of family issues.

The dog was missed more.
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