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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.
    1481 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.
    4427 days ago
    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.
    4430 days ago
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