Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » January 31st, 2018, 9:36 pm

Doh ! forgot to submit.... Dad would have been 98 today and I am wearing his watch as mine has failed....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » February 2nd, 2018, 9:35 pm

Zosh - :hug: :hug: :hug:
Well, it never rains, but it pours. An old workmate and friend of Mum's has been suffereing with increasingly severe dementia for the past couple of years. Some years ago she got breast cancer. She surrendered both b**bs AND all her 'inner lady bits' to try and beat the disease.
A few days ago we found out that it had come back, and had spread.

She passed away last night.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » February 2nd, 2018, 10:36 pm

Well, lots of candle hours tomorrow and lots of these to those needing them right now :hug: :hug: :hug:

The watch must be a comfort Zosh. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » February 3rd, 2018, 10:50 am

Lots of candles were burnt in our village (Harefield) last night :( At 9.40 pm hundreds of balloons were released and the whole place came to a standstill as this was the time, a week ago that the 3 lads were mown down in Hayes ... Two of them came from the village and they had all attended the Football Academy (that was once the Secondary school)
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » February 3rd, 2018, 10:51 am

Zosh. There must be something about Jan 31st. It was 18 years on Wednesday since my mum died. I lit a candle but forgot to post here. I always wear her wedding ring and engagement ring and I have her purse which still smells of her - so that came out too.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » February 3rd, 2018, 2:06 pm

Rats, Patsy, :luv: :luv:

My wedding ring was my Mums, Dad gave it to me when we got engaged. It is a plain narrow gold band but it was hers ! I would have liked her engagement ring but Dad let SIL have it :evil:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » February 3rd, 2018, 2:16 pm

Zosh, maybe their wedding ring meant more to him ..........
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » February 3rd, 2018, 2:24 pm

Pat, sorry I missed your post. It was even mentioned in the French news. What a tragedy. :luv:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » February 3rd, 2018, 2:38 pm

Patsy :( tragic ... such a waste
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » February 3rd, 2018, 4:43 pm

Maybe Suffs, Mums engagement ring was very pretty, just my style, never mind. :|
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » February 7th, 2018, 11:41 pm

I'm lighting a candle for a colleague who sadly died yesterday. He fell ill on Sunday was rushed to hospital and it was discovered that he had pancreatitis, his organs shut down and his family had to make the decision to switch his life support off. He was the Senior Partner at the firm I worked at before this one before we got taken over. I was also his secretary for a couple of years but have worked with him for almost 11 years although I have not worked directly with him in a while. He was the leading expert in his field, his knowledge and experience is unrivalled.

I will miss him :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » February 7th, 2018, 11:46 pm

CJ :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » February 8th, 2018, 5:03 am

Thoughts with you and your friend's family CJ :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » February 8th, 2018, 7:20 am

CJ. :hug: So sorry to hear this. What a loss. Our condolences to you and his family and colleagues.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » February 8th, 2018, 7:42 am

Sorry to hear this CJ. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » February 8th, 2018, 8:34 am

What an awful shock. My condolences to you and all those coming to terms with his loss. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » February 15th, 2018, 7:05 am

For Florida this morning. :hug: When will this awfulness end? :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » February 15th, 2018, 11:28 am

When they change the gun laws, possibly. (i.e. never? Or at least not in the near future.)
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » February 15th, 2018, 11:34 am

I feel an email to Trump coming on. A drop in the ocean maybe but a drop is a drop.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » February 15th, 2018, 12:39 pm

Sixth school shooting causing death or injury in the USA in 2018 :( :(

Even if they amend the gun laws I believe there are far more guns in circulation than there are citizens, so it would take a long time to reduce illegal access, you'd basically either be waiting for them to rust or using an impossible amount of police time to clear an area of as many weapons as possible. But at least you could reduce the amount of new and improved (i.e. easier to use and more lethal) technology that gets into circulation.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » February 15th, 2018, 1:49 pm

You have to start somewhere. I think Obama wanted to, but didn't dare.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » February 15th, 2018, 2:39 pm

Obama tried ... he couldn't get it past Congress http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter ... ass-shoot/

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » February 15th, 2018, 4:36 pm

Herbidacious wrote:You have to start somewhere. I think Obama wanted to, but didn't dare.

Agrre you have to start somewhere, and preventing private citizens from getting more of the technology used in the Las Vegas massacre would be a really good start
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby karadekoolaid » February 15th, 2018, 7:48 pm

Guns.
Weapons of war in the hands of idiots.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » February 15th, 2018, 7:51 pm

I logged off and then I realised I have a candle to light tonight. It is for the homeless man who died in the subway from Westminster underground station to the Houses of Parliament last nigh. Just a few yards from how lonely and helpless that porr man must have been and how many people must have jus walked past himthe gates. i can't imagine. RIP whoever you were. :luv:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » February 15th, 2018, 7:56 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43076815

Bless him ... and all the others we don't know about :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » February 15th, 2018, 8:17 pm

A homeless man died in my city centre last year. There are some that have booze / drugs issues and cant get into legit shelters because of that. He simply passed away beside a building during the night - so sad.

The USA will NEVER have strict gun laws - the NRA will not allow it. Some of them still think it's 1776! :rolleyes:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » February 15th, 2018, 8:55 pm

suffolk wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43076815

Bless him ... and all the others we don't know about :cry:

I walked through that underpass on Sunday :(
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » March 11th, 2018, 8:56 pm

Can I have a candle lit please?
A colleague lost his brother very suddenly last week.
Massive heart attack.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » March 11th, 2018, 9:04 pm

How sad Grassy. The three I have just lit tonight are for your colleague. :hug: For anyone else needing one of these tonight. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » March 13th, 2018, 9:22 pm

Stepdad would have been 72 today.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » March 28th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Two ex colleagues of mine have died of breast cancer this week, both far too young. Another, even younger, is fighting for her life as I write. That bloody, bloody awful disease. Lighting candles for Karen and Lisa and praying very hard for Keely.


Keely died last night. She leaves behind a wonderful husband and a marvellous little boy Oscar who is now 6. She was an amazing person and a stunning music teacher. I’ve known her since she was 8. She had breast cancer ever since Oscar was born. She put up the most enormous fight I have ever seen. Am lighting a candle for Pete, Oscar, Kingsley and Keely’s parents. RIP you lovely, lovely lady.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » March 28th, 2018, 3:51 pm

So sorry to hear that PP. All best wishes for Oscar & the rest of Keely's friends and family
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 28th, 2018, 3:52 pm

That's so sad Judith ... :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » March 28th, 2018, 4:04 pm

It really is. She was such a good person, wonderful role model. Lived in Wiltshire Lane, Northwood Hills which I think you just might know.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » March 28th, 2018, 4:06 pm

Not what you needed on top of everything else PP. So sorry. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » March 28th, 2018, 4:07 pm

So sad ... my thoughts are with all who loved her :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 28th, 2018, 4:08 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Lived in Wiltshire Lane, Northwood Hills which I think you just might know.


Indeed I do ... my route to school for 5 years ! ;)
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » March 28th, 2018, 4:27 pm

I had a phone enquiry about our field in Hampshire from a lady who has been given a week to move her 5 horses. Her husband and 13 year old daughter are going through kemo for cancer ATM and 3 weeks ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer.... :( Life can be very cruel...

PP sorry to hear about your friend....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » March 28th, 2018, 5:12 pm

I'm so sorry PP. It seems to be a beastly month for untimely passings :(. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » March 28th, 2018, 6:39 pm

I've actually just lit and candle for my Danish friend who is finding her treatment so hard but simply refuses to give up. less all who are undergoing such trials and please give them strength from somewhere. I only wish I knew where.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » March 30th, 2018, 12:40 pm

I discovered last night that an old and dear term friend has lost his sister just after Christmas, she committed suicide
I never met her but it is of course very upsetting for him and her (young adult) children, and I am helping him to make sense of the coroner's report so I have to understand all the details, which is unsettling
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » March 30th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Sue :hug: what a really good friend you are being :kneel:
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