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Old 09-01-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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My father died when I was 36, my not mother is still alive.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My dad died of a wasp sting to the neck, I was 17 at the time, 1968. Mom died 2 years later of a cardio-accident. Been so long I don't hardly remember having parents.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:56 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My Mom is still going strong at 86, my father died when I was 43, father in law died when I was 39, mother in law died when I was 62.
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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24 for my dad - he died of lung cancer at 60. My mom was only 72 when she died of complications from pneumonia and I had to give the okay to turn off the ventilator - I was 40. That was a very bad "milestone" birthday year.
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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I Was 30 when my Dad died, still have my mom. He was only 54.
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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I was 43 in 2005 when my mom died suddenly and unexpectedly of a suspected heart attack while waiting for an ultrasound in the emergency room. She thought she was having a gallbladder attack. She was 74.

I was 52 in 2015 when my dad died due to complications (kidney failure) brought about by treatment with very strong antibiotics for a MRSA infection in his artificial heart valve. He was in the hospital a month, and in a hospice facility for a month, before he passed.

Even at my age, I feel like an orphan since they are both now gone. It's weird, and hard to put the feeling into words.
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I am fortunate that my parents are still alive. My father is 75 and my mother is 72. My father has really slowed down for the last year and most days he is zoned into the television. My father used to be always in the kitchen preparing a nice steak and reading the paper. These days my mom prepares his frozen dinners and he is just quiet.
It's a sad state to watch one's parents age. I am just curious, to the ones who parent(s) passed how old were you? How did it happen? I guess lately seeing my dad these thoughts start coming up. I moved to this city to be closer to them but lately my future is coming up...what will it be like without my parents.
Part of your post hits home with the TV
My mom had many many hobbies even into her 60s and 70s she would pick up quickly on something new but eventually parkinsons and progressive dementia caught up. The last several years were mostly by the TV so I would get a good book and sit next to her and read. Some nights she would look over and start talking other times just nap and watch, she needed assistance with picking out shows old movies or the news. I miss the young opinionated strong Mom but also the older frail Mom that lived with us for her last several years.
54 yrs old when my Mom died, 38 when my Dad died.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My mom died when I was 24. She died very young from cancer. She was only 45. My dad is still alive, maybe. We are estranged. He doesn't want to see me. He would be 73 now.
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:31 PM
 
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I was 33 when my dad passed, my mom is still alive at 69.
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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My died died when I was 55. My mother is still alive, but dementia is taking hold. I can't believe it's been five years since my dad died -- I still think about him often.
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