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Have you had deaths of loved ones recently?

Such sadness. Carrie Fisher, then her mom, Debbie Reynolds. We had a death of two family members. One about 2 weeks ago, one last week, and a friend of the family, yesterday. I wondered if you all were having the same thing. 

Posted - December 28, 2016


  • My best friends mom died the day after Christmas. I am giving her eulogy tomorrow. The woman was like a second mom to me. 
      December 29, 2016 7:28 AM MST

  • Wow! 
    That's something. Sorry about that, K.

      December 29, 2016 7:32 AM MST

  • Thank you. I'm going to try to get through this without melting down. Her daughter has been my best friend since 1973, she asked me to do this, so I'm gonna do it. I'm not looking forward to it but I feel honored both at the same time. 
      December 29, 2016 7:36 AM MST

  • Im sure you're going to do great, Karen. 
    And I agree with you, it is an honor.
      December 29, 2016 8:16 AM MST

  • 1058
    My condolences Karen. 
      December 29, 2016 8:00 AM MST

  • Thank you. It's a sad time right now.
      December 29, 2016 8:03 AM MST

  • 1058
    Understandable.  I really don't enjoy this I me of year. Both of my parents hae been gone since the 70s and I still miss them terribly. 
      December 29, 2016 8:09 AM MST

  • 1058
    This is the first year in quite a few that I did NOT lose any loved one.  Last year I lost a great-nephew to cancer right before Thanksgiving. 
      December 29, 2016 7:59 AM MST

  • 1435
    Sorry to hear of deaths of family and friends. It's always sad. We lost three family members in the last two months. Death will not always be and there will be a resurrection

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