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Goodbye, Hello Hello, Goodbye

Post by izittrue »

Well what a few days this has been.
My dad..a world war II vet...Roman Catholic Italian produce broker from Chicago..passed away yesterday in Sun City AZ...85 years old...still strong in the brain..(avid baseball fan..we watched the red sox rays game together).....however his body failed him...
My step daughter apprx 10 hours later gave birth to twin boys...
My mom apprx 8 hours later...passed away in the same room as my dad did a day earlier ..devout Roman Catholic..she was 80...
wow...oh and
fuk.
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Post by Doctor X »

My condolences.

I caught a reference to it earlier, but was not sure what you meant.

--J.D.
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Post by izittrue »

Thx Dox X...I and he thought both him and the RedSox would make a comeback..but it wasn't in the cards...he has cheated death many times..
A great man and he will be missed...and my mom was a wonderful woman..
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Post by DrMatt »

Condolences and congratulations--to be apportioned to events as you see fit.
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Post by izittrue »

Thx Dr Matt...
I will assign those words where they should be assigned.
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Post by asthmatic camel »

Izzy, you're not alone.

Last year, my MIL died from cancer.

This year, my FIL has just about survived cancer of the larynx after undergoing a painful course of chemotherapy & radiotherapy.

Last week, my father called to tell me that he has cancer of the bladder and doesn't expect to survive for more than a year or so.

I'm going to wrap my mother in cotton wool and hide her in a wardrobe.

Seriously, I'm truly sorry and wish you and yours all the best.

N
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Post by Beamstalk »

My condolences for your losses Izzy.

Congratulations though on the additions.
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Post by Cool Hand »

Wow. Truly sorry, Izzie.

Congratulations on the little step-grandsons. You can always tell them when they are older that your folks left this world to make room for them. Your parents were so special to have made that sacrifice for them, and your step-grandsons were so special that it was worth it. I have no idea if that is any comfort or help, but I meant it to be.

CH
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Post by Bruce »

Fuck. Awesome! Awesome! Fuck.
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Re: Goodbye, Hello Hello, Goodbye

Post by The GM »

Many condolences on the passing of your folks. That's no good.

Many congrats on the babies! That is good.
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Jeebus izit: What to say at a moment like this.....


















Oh yea, Fuk
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Post by En folkefiende »

Wow.

Condolences, congratulations, and damn, you need a break!
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Post by izittrue »

Thanks everyone...itz been a couple of hard days...and probably will turn into weeks...love those human emotions...they are so um...not controllable at times like these....
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Post by Badger »

Condolences, best wishes, and a seatbelt for the emotional rollercoaster.
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Post by Quester_X »

I'm sorry for the loss of your parents. May your new small relatives bring you much joy, and help you get through these tough times.
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Post by Pyrrho »

My sincere condolences.
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Post by ck »

Sympathies on the loss of your parents. :( It's been five years almost to the day since my grandfather passed away of a brain tumor. Hard to believe it's been that long already.

Congrats on the babies. Hopefully you'll get to see them soon, even though they are some distance away. :)
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Post by Tiosylanyl »

Condolences and congrats Iz.
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Post by Nyarlathotep »

Wow.

Sad to hear it man.
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Post by MLynn »

My condolences to you and your family - it's hard.
I don't know what else to say. The grim reaper's a bastard
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Post by Luke T. »

I think it is kind of cool when married people die so closely together. One does not get left behind to dwindle on and on alone. I hope that is the way it happens with my wife and I.

Sorry to hear of your losses, izittrue. I guess we never really feel we are done with our parents yet, but I hope you got everything you need from them and feel prepared to carry on without them being there for you.

Congratulations on the new arrivals. Please pass on from one father of twins to the new mother of twins that raising twins gets easier and easier as time goes on. There will be times when she needs to know that. :)
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Post by izittrue »

Thanks Luke T...
and everyone else...well it was a rough weekend...still rough..there is a hole in my heart...well actually its in my brain...funny how that works...
The funeral was Saturday...an old latin catholic mass...
Thanks again my friends..
CHARLEY_BIGTIME

Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Go well, man.
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Post by En folkefiende »

Luke T. wrote:I think it is kind of cool when married people die so closely together. One does not get left behind to dwindle on and on alone.
My youngest half-brother and his wife did the same sort of thing, it was about 3 weeks between. They were both quite old and in "aged" health.
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Post by hammegk »

:( , :) , :) , :(

regards, hammegk.
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Post by swellman »

Condolences izzi.
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Post by Eos of the Eons »

:shock: Quite a lot to handle at once. Congrats/condolences. Hugs and High Fives. Are you able to help out with the twins a bit?
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Post by izittrue »

Regarding the twins ..yes...my step daughter and her husband live in the same town...they have a 2 year old who will be 3 xmas eve...she has helped me when I am feeling down...just being able to hold her is good..
and my own son too...he will be 10 nov 9th...
...Anyways...the twins are doing good...no more breathing things attached...still in NICU ..but getting healthier by the day....
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Post by eli54 »

Congrats on the twins.

Condolences for losing your parents. A friend of mine said that when that happens, you feel like an orphan. I didn't understand until it happened to me.
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Post by skeptica »

I'm sorry, izittrue! :(

That is an overwhelming set of events to get through. You feel big loss and anticipation. Family is important and parents are really the people that have shaped our lives the most. So, their loss is not a trivial thing.

Please feel free to contact me and talk, if you need to! I am also available on YIM, AIM, ICQ, and MSN.

Sigh. I think this has been a rough year for some of our members. I can only hope that next year is better in all respects.

Always,
G6
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Post by izittrue »

Yes I have joined that exclusive secret club of orphans..
My friend told me that...also.
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Post by HghrSymmetry »

Belated condolences.

(and congrats on the little ones)
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Post by robinson »

Be thankful for the many years you had, the good times, the life they gave you.

And put some flowers on their final resting place, or something appropriate to remember them.

Pax
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Post by izittrue »

I hate to ruin gods b day but in honor of my folks passing and my grandchildren turning one it's been a year...strange at that...
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Post by Cloverlief »

I'm very sorry for you loss. But congrats on the grandbabies.
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Post by Vic Daring »

I hope time has begun to do its work for you.

How are the 1-year-olds?
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Post by sparks »

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Post by izittrue »

The twins are quite funny. First year of world series as an orphan.
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Post by Mulebear »

izittrue wrote:The twins are quite funny. First year of world series as an orphan.
Maybe Ed will adopt you. I mean he is old enough...
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Post by izittrue »

Mulebear wrote:
izittrue wrote:The twins are quite funny. First year of world series as an orphan.
Maybe Ed will adopt you. I mean he is old enough...
Perhaps he can teach me to shoot his cannon.