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(Raoul W)
21477 posts
9/5/2009 1:53 pm

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9/9/2009 11:03 am

My Aunt Died

My dad called this morning and passed on the sad news to me. My aunt Alice and my step uncle had been living in Arizona. I would visit her when I was out there but it has been years since I have been out there. I live thousands of miles away. My youngest sister lives in Arizona and she called my dad in Maryland to let him know. I will get my cousins' emails from her on Tuesday so that I can find out their addresses in Illinois and send condolances. My aunt was a very talented artist. She was barely into her 70's. I have read about many of your losses here in these blogs and they all serve to remind me of my own mortality, as do the news of celebrities who continue to die, often at a young age. I am not sure yet on what she died from. She apparently suffered from food poisoning while visiting Chicago a couple of months ago and was having a tough time recovering from that but I do not know if that could have had anything to do with her death or not. I am sorry to hear of her death, but I can only imagine the grief that her sons must be feeling, and the grief that her sister (my mother) must be feeling. I am fortunate that both of MY parents are still alive, and that there is still a possibility that I may die before them. (Am I selfish or WHAT?)

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Lornas_back 61F

9/5/2009 3:07 pm

There are so many reasons and possibilities why a person dies but know in your heart that they are only passing on from this space onto whatever. You aren't selfish you feel what you feel and it isn't wrong because you feel it.
Bigs hugs to you about losing your aunt.

stop and smell the flowers along your way. take your shoes off and walk in the grass.

1789 posts
9/5/2009 3:10 pm

As dark as today may seem to you,
just remember that eventually there will be brighter days ahead for you.

Hang on to that hope as you work through this most difficult time.

You have my deepest sympathy.
I will keep your aunt, you, and your family in my prayers.


Miss Me - But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set me free
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little - but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go,

For this journey that we all must take,
and each must go alone,
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road home

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the hills we know,
and bury your sorrow among the trees
Miss me - but let me go.

~ Unknown ~

roshni70 47F
2599 posts
9/5/2009 3:28 pm

sorry for your loss..

gowerboy 48M

9/5/2009 7:35 pm

Sorry for your loss.

gorgeous_asian2 35F
8503 posts
9/5/2009 9:48 pm

so sorry for your loss.i know the feelings.
hang in there DB.

"never view anyone as a priority that views you as an option!”[

driverdan 105M
28461 posts
9/5/2009 10:40 pm

god bless your loved ones deb, sorry for your families loss, thoughts and prayers are with you,..dan

"hopeful romantic, reality keeps me grounded but it can`t stop me from dreaming" ~dan

(joan jones)

9/5/2009 11:14 pm

we are the same
my mum she is passed away months ago?

'' love it come's without expectation''

Tonguesosharp 38F

9/6/2009 1:22 am

Condolensces on your loss but remember the words of Desirato (will check spelling on that )

O not stand at my grave and weep i did not die I simply sleep

Tonguesosharp 38F

9/6/2009 1:25 am

This is one version:

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

of course there are many

beta34 53F

9/6/2009 1:26 am

I am sorry, I hope you get finding the addresses to send your condolences. I brings comfort to be remembered.

LovebuginCT 61F

9/6/2009 4:13 am

Sorry you are going thru this sad time, my friend. Hugs...


Hazeliis 60F
801 posts
9/6/2009 5:09 am

Sorry to hear about your loss. Some things get easier with age through experience. However, I have found that in dealing with loss of life never gets easier for those of us still left behind. I have lost 4 of my brothers. It made no difference to why, how or when....the grief still cut deap into my heart. I hope that you out live your parents. I only have one son and if he left this world before me..... I would be devastated.

Take good care and may the wind carry you to beautiful places.

One knows when happiness is found, when one no longer seeks it.

snooker10061 55F

9/6/2009 2:28 pm

I am very sorry for your loss.

explourer 48F
7831 posts
9/7/2009 11:28 am

My thoughts of comforts to you and condolences to your family,so sorry for your loss..

It is the truth in man that sets him free..

sugaronly 40F

9/8/2009 5:06 pm