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Death

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Death is very much on my mind today. Yesterday morning our son called to say his mother-in-law had died. In June last year it had been his father-in-law. A couple of months before that they had to put down their house dog of many years because of bone cancer. These people were also a part of our lives for nearly 30 years. Then later in the morning my only brother called to say his mother-in-law had also died. She had been a part of our lives for 50 years. Last August we had to have the vet put down our pet dog of 5 years because of cancer. Two aunts died this year, cousins and very dear friends also died.

The older a person becomes the more grief they have to endure. There is less long-term friendships left and it becomes more important to reach out to younger people around you for a network of friends. As we age we should have lots of wisdom from just plain living to share with the younger generation. emoticon
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  • no profile photo L_DROUIN
    Interesting blog. That was what my life was this past fall. Some went suddenly and some suffered. All are missed.
    1138 days ago
  • BLESSEDX72005
    Please tell Paula we are praying for her and her family. I know you're never ready for this to happen, so all we can do is rely on God when it happens.
    4084 days ago
  • LOGICALLOSS
    Its weird. I've been out of grandparents for a few years, and now my Uncles and Aunts are leaving us. In the meantime, I now have a great nephew. The circle of life. We all do the best we can to make the world a better place while we are here, and do the best to keep our bodies in shape so we can say around as long as we can.
    4088 days ago
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