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Old 02-16-2016, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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all good advice. I have actually thought about continuing with the vacation. I just know that the judge-y people in my family will be very snide about this, like "can you believe they just continued with their little European holiday". stuff like that. ugh.
You know, no matter what you do, people are going to judge you and talk about you. Sadly, that's the way people are so often. I think you should do what works for you and spend time with your family on a dream vacation while you can. The ones who will be with you are as important, if not more so, than the ones who you have to leave behind.

I really think you should go and enjoy your vacation and try not to worry about it. The people who really love you will understand. It's obvious, from what you said, that you love the person who is so ill and nothing will change the outcome of what happens to her if you stay home or come home early.
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:41 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It's not going to make any difference to the person who died. They don't know whether you return today or next week.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I'm another one who says stay and enjoy your vacation. If someone dies, they won't be any less dead if you return sooner.

Years ago, I was on a group travel situation to Europe with about 20 people. The father of one of my fellow travelers died. His death was not entirely unexpected. This traveler and her husband elected to continue with the trip, since this was a once in a lifetime experience for them, and them returning to the states earlier would change nothing.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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all good advice. I have actually thought about continuing with the vacation. I just know that the judge-y people in my family will be very snide about this, like "can you believe they just continued with their little European holiday". stuff like that. ugh.

My uncle's funeral was three weeks after his death so that two of grandchildren could attend their last week of classes for the semester & take their final exams at college. (One went to college almost 2,000 miles away and the other attended a different college 1,000 miles away so they couldn't just go to the funeral between classes).


I wish that my SIL would have thought about postponing my MIL's funeral two or three days so that her only granddaughter could attend (she was right in the middle of finals at a campus 1,000 miles away). My MIL only had three grandchildren and only two were able to attend her funeral.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:11 PM
 
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Last summer, Delta changed my itinerary for free because I had a surgery scheduled for the day when I should have been traveling at no charge. Last time I checked, they had the list of causes when they will change your ticket for free, without any insurance policy. The problem might be, if you travel in peak season, there might be no tickets available and you will need to go on standby.
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