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Old 03-17-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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what i mean by that is who was the first person you know who died or when did you first realise death was a thing.

 
Old 03-17-2017, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I can't remember a time when I didn't know.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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The death of my great-grandfather was the first time I began to realize that death was a thing.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My great grandmother died when I was 6, I remember going to visit her the day before, apparently they knew her time was near. The first time I saw someone actually die in front of my eyes was my grandmother, with my Mom and I next to her. I was 17 then, so only 11 years after her mother, but she had been fighting cancer.
 
Old 03-17-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My sister and I were staying overnight with our grandmother. We were woke up by grandmother choking at first and then foaming blood from her mouth. She died from a lung aneurysm. While I knew about death, this was my first experience seeing it first hand. My other grandmother died 3 years later from a heart attack while in the hospital. By the time I was a late teenager, all grandparents were dead as well as my parents. I know all about burying people you love.
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