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Old 04-06-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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I have had 7 good friends die in the past year: two were best friends/one was My Best Friend of 35+ yrs.

Most were memorials, one was a Catholic Mass where the person was barely mentioned; I prefer the memorial version.

I spoke at 6 of them, (not the Mass), and the loss of so many of my best buds in that time frame is wearing. And, it acutely reinforces our short and undetermined time is up event.

Not all 'really old', either: I am 69 and my friends ranged from my age to 82.

It gives one pause...
GL, mD
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:50 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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What I mean is, there will be no one left you need to send them to. You will have outlived everyone.
Ah... I can see where that would be an issue for some people.
But I sincerely doubt I will outlive everyone I am friends with or related to.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I don't get why private services are desirable either, although I haven't noticed that they have become common.

Did you really mean one sympathy card a day? I don't see how that's possible.
Know lots of people.
Was in Avon.
Had a real estate business
Horse people.
Husbands business
Many many many relatives and their extras.

Oh don't forget the neighbors. Forgot my old band people.

And coffee shop, walking club.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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I felt awful the other day. I gooogled someone I hadnt spoken to for a year and his obituary appeared. So sad
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:28 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I felt awful the other day. I gooogled someone I hadnt spoken to for a year and his obituary appeared. So sad
The exact same thing happened to me a couple of years ago, a longtime friend & coworker I had spoken to on the phone several months earlier & we decided we had to get together to reminisce old times soon. When I googled for his phone number several months later to set it up I got his obit.... died on Christmas Eve.
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:52 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Know lots of people.
Was in Avon.
Had a real estate business
Horse people.
Husbands business
Many many many relatives and their extras.

Oh don't forget the neighbors. Forgot my old band people.

And coffee shop, walking club.
After I wrote this, we received a call.

Cousins husband dropped dead at work.
Massive heart attack.
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