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Old 10-07-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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I got a phone call from my mother last night. I could hear in her voice she was very upset. I figured my dad, or my grandmother(both 82 years old..., don't ask) had passed. I damn near blacked out when she told me my uncle Hank had a massive heart attack and died. ****ing WHAT?!?!?!?!?! I can't believe it, i'm shocked, stunned, ****ing incredulous. How does this happen? He was 59, 20 years in the Army, 6' 165 lbs, great health, loving wife of 10 years, all around class act. It just doesn't feel real. Needless to say, I'm drinking heavily tonight. I know it won't bring him back, but at least it keeps me from totally losing my ****. We were very close, and this is going to take a long time to reconcile in my own mind. Very sad. i'm lost. I don't know what else to say.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
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Sorry for your loss.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:32 AM   #3
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That is way too young. Sorry for your loss.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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Oh, no. I'm sorry to hear of this. You have my deepest sympathy, for you and your family. I can't believe how sudden this was, and how your family must feel.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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My condolensces. I just lost my grandmother on Thursday, so I kind of know what you mean.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear that,I hate getting "THE call". Pop was 69,mom was 64...both gone in the 90's. You know you're really alone when?...
Kinda unsettling to hear,as I'm 56,& with bad joints & such from too many decades of heavy manual labor,this stuff gets me to wondering. I'll drink to your loss in a bit. These things are hard to take with someone you love & were so close too. Pop wasn't just my father. He was my fishin/huntin buddy,barroom buddy,co-worker...so I feel ya man. It's tough,no gettin around it. So I'll tell ya somethin a co-worker told me once during divorce/dark times..."You never forget it,it just gets easier to live with". Try to remember the good times. & don't hold it in,you must grieve,because if you don't,well,...that way lies madness. Trust me. I've been there,including with my lil brother back in '72. Damn my big mouth...
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Sorry to hear that,I hate getting "THE call". Pop was 69,mom was 64...both gone in the 90's. You know you're really alone when?...
Kinda unsettling to hear,as I'm 56,& with bad joints & such from too many decades of heavy manual labor,this stuff gets me to wondering. I'll drink to your loss in a bit. These things are hard to take with someone you love & were so close too. Pop wasn't just my father. He was my fishin/huntin buddy,barroom buddy,co-worker...so I feel ya man. It's tough,no gettin around it. So I'll tell ya somethin a co-worker told me once during divorce/dark times..."You never forget it,it just gets easier to live with". Try to remember the good times. & don't hold it in,you must grieve,because if you don't,well,...that way lies madness. Trust me. I've been there,including with my lil brother back in '72. Damn my big mouth...
Thanks Man. That helps.

Thank you everyone for your support. It's gonna be rough for awhile, but it'll get easier eventually. He was a Corona drinker, so I may have to pick some up and drink it in his honor.

Cheers everyone.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #8
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That sucks. I got one of those calls once for my uncle, same deal, he was only 44 though. Looked like a frigging swimmer, lean and tall and athletic. He was a great guy, too, my Uncle Jim. Class act. Sometimes the best go first. Just writing this makes me sad.

So drink and weep and let it all out - and I'll join you and raise one for your Uncle Hank right now.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #9
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life goes on. I hope you take that in the best way.

I mean that sympathetically and I take comfort in that myself for I have suffered a loss too.

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:41 PM   #10
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Hey, I am no stranger to loss, myself... And it never gets easier. But if there is one thing I can add, it would be this: Loved ones might leave us physically, but never leave our memories or our hearts. So share those memories and the love felt, and celebrate the life that was.

 
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