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Old 06-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #3551
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So sorry, VB, TL, and PF. Hugs and good thoughts to all. Sux to get older.
Thank you so much.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #3552
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My maternal grandmother died when I was 13 after 2 weeks in the hospital. I knew exactly when she died (it was 1:33 p.m., I was in home ec class). When I got home from school, my mother was prostate on her bed keening. I remember her saying that she was an orphan. My mom was 40 when her mom died. My dad was 65 when his mother died.

I am 53 and still have both my parents, but many of my friends have lost theirs. I treasure the fact I can still pick up the phone and call them. VB, make amends with your father. I didn't speak to my parents for 6 years. I regret the loss of those years--my mother was still lucid then. Now, she is not always lucid and she is not the mom I remember. Be the bigger person and set aside whatever anger and hurt you have and make amends. The relationship won't be the same, but you will not be sorry. And, your dad will probably meet you halfway. Mine did.

TL--hugs to both of you. How is Stirling's mom holding up?
It's a long story, but we haven't communicated since last December after my Grandma (mom's mom) passed. He is my adopted dad, not my real father. He has shown me, since I have lived in WA, how little I cross his mind. Do you know that he has never sent me a birthday or Christmas card, and I have been here since 2005? I have made attempts with many phone calls, cards, gifts, etc.... it just seems like he doesn't really care.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:22 PM   #3553
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My condolences Vanilla Bean and Taxlady. I'm very sorry to hear of each of your loss.
Thank you very much.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #3554
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I'm trying to recover from our road trip to Minneapolis. We are culturally and gastronomically deprived here, so I went somewhat nuts with encounters with Costco, Whole Foods, and Byerly's. We are now ready for the Apocalypse.

In addition, we stopped at Steve's Meat Market in Ellendale, and picked up all sorts of smoked loveliness.

I'm trying to clean up the house and get everything put away.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #3555
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i just finished burying one of our "outdoor" cats today. we found him dead in the backyard this morning. he was sick for a while, so his suffering is finally over. his body will nourish the skyrocket juniper bush growing right next to his grave.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #3556
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i just finished burying one of our "outdoor" cats today. we found him dead in the backyard this morning. he was sick for a while, so his suffering is finally over. his body will nourish the skyrocket juniper bush growing right next to his grave.
I'm sorry :( It's always hard losing a pet.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #3557
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i just finished burying one of our "outdoor" cats today. we found him dead in the backyard this morning. he was sick for a while, so his suffering is finally over. his body will nourish the skyrocket juniper bush growing right next to his grave.
We saw our outdoor cat dying last year, we opened some earth for her, and she was never seen again, though, we know she is gone. It's hard to lose them.

And by the way, stray thoughts and all, I'M HOT, REALLY HOT, temperature wise. I hate being hot. I think I'll sop my head in some water and soak a towel in some water to put on me..........URGGGG, I'M HOT!
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #3558
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i just finished burying one of our "outdoor" cats today. we found him dead in the backyard this morning. he was sick for a while, so his suffering is finally over. his body will nourish the skyrocket juniper bush growing right next to his grave.
So sorry, BT.

No A/C, Blissful? That's miserable.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #3559
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So sorry, BT.

No A/C, Blissful? That's miserable.
Nope no A/c......I stuck my head in cold water. It will be nice at 2 am......thankfully.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #3560
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Nope no A/c......I stuck my head in cold water. It will be nice at 2 am......thankfully.
I would be putting my water-soaked head in the freezer and surrounding myself with frozen produce if I were you! We have 94 here!

Hope you can cool off before 2 am!
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