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Old 04-04-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I'm going to one today. Obviously it's a lot better to go to one than be the one the memorial is for.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:14 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I hear you!
I constantly run out of sympathy cards... we send so many nowadays.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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It seems like more sympathy cards than all of the other cards combined.

Memorials never seem to end. Just another part of getting older.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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I hear you!
I constantly run out of sympathy cards... we send so many nowadays.
Take heart, if you are lucky enough, I have found, you no longer need to worry about sympathy cards.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Take heart, if you are lucky enough, I have found, you no longer need to worry about sympathy cards.
?? Not sure what you mean.
I don't worry about them... I send them to surviving family members.
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:29 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I am sending at least one sympathy card a day.
I find many people are having private services.

NO friends allowed. Don't get that.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I am sending at least one sympathy card a day.
I find many people are having private services.

NO friends allowed. Don't get that.
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.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:01 AM
 
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?? Not sure what you mean.
I don't worry about them... I send them to surviving family members.
What I mean is, there will be no one left you need to send them to. You will have outlived everyone.

P.S.: You took "worry" too seriously.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:42 AM
 
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I am a big fan of private memorials. Too many people use then as outings, an excuse to connect and catch up with old friends. Grief is personal. I'll share mine with those who truly feel the loss. My memorial and my husband's will be private.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:57 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Yes, the last few years have resulted in memorials for parents, and several aunts and uncles. The good news is that one made it to 95, one 98 and one 99. The bad news for us is that most of them have been in another state so we either have to fly down on short notice or forego the event. When my mother-in-law went, we didn't do any kind of service or memorial, because all of her friends and family had already passed except for us.
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