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Old 04-07-2017, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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TUMF


I have had a rough couple of weeks myself, I have a post going in the Grief and Mourning section as well.


So sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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Hugs -- my Mom also let me know that she was "over the rainbow" as she passed and in the months afterwards (and still, occaisionally even now, 20 years later). May you always feel your mom's spirit close to you and with you.
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:37 PM
 
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I haven't seen your post, but can share this...my high school boyfriend died in January. We had a long history, still cared about each other, always knew about each other's lives, not so much recently, as I moved far from my home state and am not in as much close correspondence with people from our small home town. He had a very bad stroke several years ago.

All during the month of January, I had the strongest need to listen to the Eagles & Doobie Brothers. In February I learned that he died. They were his favorite bands, which I had not known before this, but learned this, & other coincidences, from correspondence with his children.

I also posted recently in this forum...the thread titled "My First Love".

I'm sorry for your loss.

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Old 04-24-2017, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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When it rains....
Monday night/Tuesday morning, we got a call from the VA center where my dad was being cared for.
His resting pulse rate was 130... His resting repertory rate was 44... both off the charts for resting. He was 5 hours away, at best, and we'd only been in bed an hour. We also have an 85 lb. dog that we can't just throw in the car for the ride - or leave outside, not knowing when we were coming back. We decided it was best for us to (try to) sleep and drop the dog off at 7am when they open, and make our way to Milledgeville, GA.
Sadly, at 0530, we got 'that' call. My dad had expired.
Having been married for 62 years, I guess the old saying, 'He couldn't live without her' held true.
Rest in peace dad... I know you're celebrating with mom in heaven...

Yesterday, while coming back from running an errand, I was listening to the local radio station. The DJ said that 'caller number NI-EN would win tickets for something - I didn't pay attention... I just dialed the number listed. I was caller #2... so I hung up and hit redial. It rang twice and he answered with, 'Congratulations! You're caller number NI-EN'...
My mom once worked for the Bell System as an operator (as did I - TSPS in Riverland, Florida!) - and operators were taught to say the number 9 as 'NI-EN'.. as the military says 'Niner', so too do phone operators with their own distinctive pronunciation.
That verbal memory of mom, made me chuckle, and now I get to go and see The Temptations and The Four Tops in concert on May 11th...
Thanks mom!
Now if she'd just give me the numbers to the next million dollar lottery ahead of time....
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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sorry for your loss TUMF and hope you may find some small solace from these additional words from Bob...


https://bobdylan.com/songs/death-not-end/


When youíre sad and when youíre lonely
And you havenít got a friend
Just remember that death is not the end
And all that youíve held sacred
Falls down and does not mend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end...
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:59 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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When it rains....
Monday night/Tuesday morning, we got a call from the VA center where my dad was being cared for.
His resting pulse rate was 130... His resting repertory rate was 44... both off the charts for resting. He was 5 hours away, at best, and we'd only been in bed an hour. We also have an 85 lb. dog that we can't just throw in the car for the ride - or leave outside, not knowing when we were coming back. We decided it was best for us to (try to) sleep and drop the dog off at 7am when they open, and make our way to Milledgeville, GA.
Sadly, at 0530, we got 'that' call. My dad had expired.
Having been married for 62 years, I guess the old saying, 'He couldn't live without her' held true.
Rest in peace dad... I know you're celebrating with mom in heaven...

Yesterday, while coming back from running an errand, I was listening to the local radio station. The DJ said that 'caller number NI-EN would win tickets for something - I didn't pay attention... I just dialed the number listed. I was caller #2... so I hung up and hit redial. It rang twice and he answered with, 'Congratulations! You're caller number NI-EN'...
My mom once worked for the Bell System as an operator (as did I - TSPS in Riverland, Florida!) - and operators were taught to say the number 9 as 'NI-EN'.. as the military says 'Niner', so too do phone operators with their own distinctive pronunciation.
That verbal memory of mom, made me chuckle, and now I get to go and see The Temptations and The Four Tops in concert on May 11th...
Thanks mom!
Now if she'd just give me the numbers to the next million dollar lottery ahead of time....
Enjoy that! I got to see them a couple of years ago. Fun show. You'll know all the songs.

Mom and music is a theme for you.

My condolences on the loss of both your parents.
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