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Old 09-17-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Isn’t it a shame that it takes a death to bring family together? Perhaps you could be pro active, OP, and make a family Facebook page for everyone to stay connected.

Both my sister, and sister in law, died last year, and they were the lifelines to the rest of the family for me.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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^ So true. gentlearts, so since last year, did YOU start up a FB page or anything to keep in touch w/ your relatives?

I have a FB account, but I'm rarely on it as it is & have like 30 friends & only 1 is a family member. I never see him either, except to say the occasional Happy Birthday in which he says "thanks cousin" & that's it.

A couple of relatives I saw at that burial at sea were people I only saw 3 yrs ago because of my dad's funeral. Otherwise, I wouldn't have sen them then either. My mom brought up the other day to her sister that they should get together. I hope they go through w/ it & that it wasn't just talk.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: California
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My high school girlfriend lost her dad and favorite uncle within the same month, she committed suicide not long after that. I feel for daughters but will never understand why she did that when she had her adult children and at least one good friend, if not many more.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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My high school girlfriend lost her dad and favorite uncle within the same month, she committed suicide not long after that. I feel for daughters but will never understand why she did that when she had her adult children and at least one good friend, if not many more.
That's sad. She obviously wasn't a happy person nor seemed too strong to begin w/. If others' deaths are going to push another person over the edge to commit suicide, that's a weak person. I've never really had friends my ENTIRE life...just 1 a couple of separate times throughout my life. Friends & others shouldn't define our contentment. We have to make the best of life for ourselves.
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