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Old 01-21-2016, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Carolina
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I have several phone numbers still stored in my phone of friends that have passed, all more than a year old. Some passed natural, some tragic. I've hesitated to delete these number, not sure why. Am I the only one with this problem? Thanks for the feed back...gator
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I think others have kept phone numbers or voice mails like that for emotional comfort after the passing of a loved one or friend. I don't see it as unusual. I have not done it, but I can see myself doing so.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I think others have kept phone numbers or voice mails like that for emotional comfort after the passing of a loved one or friend. I don't see it as unusual. I have not done it, but I can see myself doing so.
I agree. Its just keeping the memory. Not unusual at all. I recall many years ago my Grandmother had the gas bill in my grandfathers name. He had passed long ago also. When it was time to change it over to my name after I took over the apt I informed them of this, And the company told me this was very common, And this was before cell phones were widespread. People keep things of various stuff. My Aunt and Uncle died 8 months apart last year and I only recently deleted the number because their son took over the house and changed it.

Still got some of my Aunts Emails though.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Carolina
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Thanks for the reply. I've got the same thing going on with email addresses. I'm sure they no longer work, I guess I just need to let them go and move on. gator
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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I think it is bad luck, for lack of a better term, to delete the numbers of deceased friends. I feel when I delete the number I am giving up on them.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Carolina
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I think it is bad luck, for lack of a better term, to delete the numbers of deceased friends. I feel when I delete the number I am giving up on them.


I kind of feel the same way. Thanks.. gator
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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I am working on my family's genealogy, and when a relative passes, I consider it an honor to add their death date and obit details. I sit with a cup of coffee, think about them, my memories of them, read the obit over and over for things I might have missed, get emotional and say a little prayer.


It's like my own little funeral.
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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I have literally hundred of emails from my love who died last November, I would not ever dream of deleting them, they give comfort, I can read them and he is talking to me again.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to keep old friends numbers. If you delete them you feel like you are turning your back on them.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:37 AM
 
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I still have my Ucle's number.

The late great TV wrestler Dustry Rhodes told a story in his book about how he kept the number of his deceased best friend Dick Murdoch in his cell phone. He said that he would dial it occasionally, and if no one answered, maybe he was just busy.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:04 PM
 
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It took me awhile to delete some numbers from my phone of people who had died. There is something almost disrespectful about it to me - for lack of a better way to put it.
The same goes for Facebook pages. I have a few "friends" who have passed on. Every once in awhile, I check their Facebook pages to see if a relative has posted anything. It happens.
Another thing is my address book. I keep a regular one with real pages (not digital). There are deceased relatives and friends in there. I eventually mark one line through the name and address so as not to completely block them out, and I have been known to put the date of death somewhere on their line in the address book.
Why? I really do not know!
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