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Old 10-08-2017, 08:18 PM
 
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I'm from a large family, and half of my siblings are long gone. I feel their loss every day, but their children are all still here, which helps.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>When my grandfather was 90 he had a heart attack. Physician was pressuring him to get a pacemaker. Grandfather refused. Said everyone his age was dead except his friend "old Herb" who was a few years younger so he was ready to go. He died a week later. He could have lived longer because before the heart attack he was never ill and always active but would he have been happy or just waiting for the end?
How much longer could he have lived? Unknown.
How miserable would his recovery from that surgery been? My wife had that done at 65 and it was tough.
Your grandfather made a wise decision.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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I do genealogy, so, yes.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Am I allowed to count people who are alive whom I wish were dead?

Oh, and people who, though alive, sometimes seem to be corpses?

If I can, then yes. Depending on what the question was.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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That was my father's lament near the end of his life. He was one of the last ones standing.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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At a certain age, one may outlive the majority of one's peers.

My grandmother is 82. Out of ten children in her family, eight are now dead. She is widowed. Many of the people I remember from her church as a child are also deceased themselves.

My barber will be 91 this month. He probably has more friends and peers dead than alive.

I'm 31 and about 10% of my high school class is already dead.
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