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Old 11-14-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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Jus to let You know that My Mum sadly passed away on Tuesday evening, after a long illness, She was almost 85 years young... She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew Her... She adored Our Puppy " Toby ". May they both enjoy thier freedom from pain 4ever...Chris.....

It's NICE 2B Important...but it's more Important 2B NICE...Chris.....
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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Chris, so sorry to hear about your mum. I followed your story last year and I know you treasured the time you had with her. Hang in there. The pain of missing her will never go away, but you still have your memories! That's what I cling to when I miss my mom.

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Old 11-14-2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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Hello Chris -- sorry to hear this. Thanks for letting us know. You'll have many sympathetic supporters here. It's amazing how many questions I can think of now that I can't ask any more. But that's insignificant next to the great lives we all share with our loved ones.

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Old 11-14-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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So sorry to hear that, Chris. I know she was very important to you. Hang in there...

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Old 11-14-2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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Chris, I'm sorry about your mother. Thank you for sharing so many nice stories about her with us. Cherish your memories of her, and I hope the pain will ease with time.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:40 PM   #6
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chris, sorry to hear that! many people on these forums are feeling with you and followed your story for a long time... Keep your head up...


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Old 11-14-2008, 02:24 PM   #7
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Had wondered about your mum several times in the last year. Thanks for letting us know. Our thoughts are with you at this time. It is always hard to lose a loved one. My mother has been gone 17 years and I still miss her sometimes. The good memories will far outshine the memories of her illness as the years pass. Bless you and your family

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Old 11-14-2008, 02:38 PM   #8
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I am sadden to learn of your mum's passing..
We have spoken much in the past and...I've enjoyed knowing of her..
My regards to you and, your family..
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:40 PM   #9
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Sorry for your loss. Memories will last forever.I lost my father in '99, there are still things that come up I wish I could ask him and I'm 70
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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So sorry for your loss. I retired after 31 yrs. to help take care of my mom and dad. Dad passed in Dec. and Mom is still struggling to maintain. We had to put her in a nursing facility. At age 87 she is really declining. I go to visit every day. I know you will miss your mom every day, but know that she is in a better place and pain free.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:29 PM   #11
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Sorry for your loss. I lost my mom last spring, I know how much you miss her.

I'm sure you brightened her life, just like you have ours.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:46 PM   #12
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Thank you

Thank you for thinking about us and letting us know about your mother. The other responses clearly show that many of us have been concerned for a long time about both you and her.

Now we are suddenly the "older generation" and we can only hope to pass on the humor and wisdom that was given to us, but as long as we have our memories the best parts of our parents WILL be passed on with humor and historical perspective .... even though we are still surprised to realize our youthful experiences are already in the college text books. My niece took a college psychology course where they were showing "mass hysteria" - the Beatles coming to New York - and was assigned to ask me and several of my contemporaries how we reacted.... (GROAN).

I hope you'll find as I have that the gentler, kinder and much more funny memories become the strongest ones.

Take care of yourself and your family, and most importantly don't let yourself become isolated as you grieve. Your family and your friends can be a great comfort, but you have to remember to let them in. Do keep an ear open here too.... Someone will always have a semi-funny story to share which will make you laugh. (Check Overlander63 and the black tank valve replacement for instance.)

I'll light a candle for your mother tonight.

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Old 11-14-2008, 04:07 PM   #13
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So sorry to hear about your mother. The pain will never go away, but will ease with time. Keep all of the memories tucked away, they will be a comfort to you.

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Old 11-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #14
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Mum was blessed

Chris, It seems to me like your Mum was blessed with a good son. I hope
that soon the fun and precious memories will surface for you. My Mom
use to close her eyes and tell me that Airstream was the Cadillac of
Campers. I always smile when I think of that. Dave

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