Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » December 29th, 2017, 5:02 pm

So sad to read your news Sea. Sending loving thoughts to all who loved her. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » December 29th, 2017, 5:06 pm

Thank you dear friends :wave: :luv: . Her husband says the staff at the hospice were wonderful and that her passing was peaceful.
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Postby TeresaFoodie » December 29th, 2017, 5:37 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss Sea. At least she was in the right place surrounded by loving people when she passed. May she rest in peace. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » December 29th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Sea... Your friend and her family..... so young by all accounts and at what should be such a joyous time, my sincere condolences :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby mogatogs » December 29th, 2017, 5:44 pm

Deepest condolences to you and her family Sea, she is now at peace :hug: :hug:
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Postby StokeySue » December 29th, 2017, 6:17 pm

So sorry Seatallen :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rainbow » December 29th, 2017, 10:12 pm

Just to say I'm so sorry to hear this, but pleased to know she was in such a loving place when she died :hug: :hug:
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Postby earthmaiden » December 30th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Seatallen, I'm so sorry. :hug: :hug: :hug:.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » December 30th, 2017, 9:19 pm

:hug: :hug: for her, for you, and for all her friends and family.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 4th, 2018, 5:14 pm

A candle for auntie J, aged almost 98 who passed earlier today. She had severe dementia and had been in a nursing home for the last seven years. She stopped eating at the weekend and ceased taking fluids three days ago. She had no children but my OH sat with her this afternoon, but as often is the case, she waited until he left to continue her journey.

We are very sad, but in reality we lost her three years ago.

I do hope she is at peace.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 4th, 2018, 5:22 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss, condolences to you and the rest of the family BB
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 4th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Such a sad time of year, whilst with friends this morning we all knew of people, some family, some friends, who had passed during December and the Christmas period.

I am glad that your OH was able to be with your auntie BB, none of us really knows how it works but I feel sure it was a help and that she will be at peace. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 4th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Sending loving thoughts to all who loved Auntie J :hug: :hug: And to everyone who has suffered a loss over the festive period. :( :(
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » January 4th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Love to you all BB.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » January 4th, 2018, 6:25 pm

BB sorry to hear your sad news.

I heard this avo from my brother that my Aunt who had been bedridden after a stroke for a few years died on 28.12.17. I last saw her at my Wedding 35 years ago. Her youngest son 35 yrs old who was her carer (and for my Uncle, who is also ill) died last summer. Which leaves another cousin (his brother) to care for my ill Uncle. A bit of a mess really.....

A Polish relly died in October, Apparently Dad did not like him so we were at a distance..... :| We were not close to either section of the above...It happens sometimes.....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby mogatogs » January 4th, 2018, 7:21 pm

So sorry BB, heartfelt condolences x x
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » January 4th, 2018, 8:03 pm

I have heard news of so many friends or their partners who have died over the past year. It is a fact of getting old. It is always sad and a miss when anyone dies but if they have led a happy, active life and were loved and will be missed then time to say goodbye and thanks for the memories. I hope this is what will happen when I shuffle off.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » January 5th, 2018, 8:39 pm

I am lighting a candle tonight for a former teacher of mine who sadly died yesterday. He was a character to say the least and was a great inspiration to many of the pupils that he taught. I was taught French by him and he would hang from the door frame or lean against things as he taught. He would often be seen on a lunchtime running cross country on the field in all weathers with the running club he had formed. He was a mentor to my brother in his athletics. He had suffered from Polio as a child which is why he took up running. I believe he was also involved with rugby as a referee. He was known universally by all pupils by his nickname.

RIP Nicklebanger :kneel:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » January 5th, 2018, 10:30 pm

My excellent, A-level French teachers’ nickname was ‘Fairy Snow’. I wonder if he’s still going....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 6th, 2018, 7:41 am

A candle for Nickelbanger. What a great name and he sounds like a great man. Your description of him reminded me of my Physics teacher My Philips. He would always animate his classes to make them more memorable and easier to digest. He once had us visualising dangling two spherical items in water to create a ripple effect using getting into the bath as an example. That probably wouldn't be allowed these days but it had the whole class in stitches. It certainly aided in the understanding which has stuck with me for over 30 years! I wonder if he is still going. He didn't have a nickname but probably should have.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby aero280 » January 6th, 2018, 10:59 am

A quick note of cheer among all the sad tales. Just over a year ago, I mentioned on here that my nephew was found to have necrolysing fasciitis and was in intensive care. This is a problem caused by bacteria that destroys flesh. There is no known treatment other than removal of the affected areas. Fortunately he was diagnosed early and it had only affected his lower leg. His leg was saved, but he needed months of treatment and skin grafts from his knee to his toes. Yesterday we heard that his surgeon had discharged him back to the care of his GP as he is considered to be cured. :)
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 6th, 2018, 11:30 am

That's wonderful news Aero ... so glad for him and all the family ... thanks for sharing with us :D :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 6th, 2018, 2:44 pm

Brilliant news, brilliant for your nephew. This is for you both and to those who have treated him. :hi5:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 6th, 2018, 2:51 pm

That's great aero! :hi5:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » January 6th, 2018, 3:07 pm

Wonderful news Aero.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » January 6th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Brilliant Start to 2018 Aero :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » January 6th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Great news Aero :cocktail:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » January 6th, 2018, 7:20 pm

Great reason for lighting a celebratory candle :tu:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby aero280 » January 6th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Thank you! We are all very relieved. There were moments of despair when the first skin graft failed, but it's gone well since then. He now has to go through the physio, etc. to get himself fully fit. He's been back at work, on and off, for a while. But he's most happy in that he's allowed to go back to his weekend "job" as a steward at Chelsea FC, but only in a sedentary role for the time being.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 6th, 2018, 10:24 pm

What happy news for you! Good reason for celebratory candles. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » January 7th, 2018, 5:58 pm

Wonderful news Aero!! :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby EmWilk » January 11th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Please, if anyone can spare a thought for my grandad... he's had one thing after another and this last 12 months, since my grandma got over her heart bypass, he's seen the return of leukaemia; chest and heart problems and lumps & bumps everywhere. All treatments are stopped as he's not well enough. A stroke and angina attacks have seen him and and out of hospital so many times recently. Only a couple of weeks since he last came out, he's collapsed today and is being described as "very weak" by everyone. He's in hospital and we're waiting to hear anything.

Through it all, he's had nothing but a smile on his face and a good laugh about it all.

Also, my grandma, mum, auntie and uncle who are sat waiting at the hospital. :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 11th, 2018, 6:50 pm

Positive thoughts for your precious grandad and all who love and care about him ... he sounds a very special sort of chap :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 11th, 2018, 6:54 pm

Thoughts and a candle lit for him Em.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » January 11th, 2018, 7:10 pm

Good thoughts winging their way to you and yours Em.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » January 11th, 2018, 7:32 pm

Em much love to your grandad and those who love him. I'm sure the love of his family are supportig him :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » January 11th, 2018, 9:32 pm

All possible positive thoughts from here too Em :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » January 11th, 2018, 9:35 pm

Very sorry to hear that Em :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby EmWilk » January 11th, 2018, 9:37 pm

Thanks all, they have been unable to get bloods for a few hours but mum said they've now managed (via ultrasound which I've never heard of so not sure if that's right). CT fine, awaiting blood results, very low potassium and calcium so admitted and on a drip.

See what tomorrow brings.
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Postby mum-at-the-oven » January 11th, 2018, 9:55 pm

Thinking of you all Em and prayers for Grandad :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » January 11th, 2018, 10:07 pm

Oh Em, lots of love, I hope the hospital can get him comfortable.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Emerald7 » January 11th, 2018, 11:00 pm

EmWilk wrote:Thanks all, they have been unable to get bloods for a few hours but mum said they've now managed (via ultrasound which I've never heard of so not sure if that's right). CT fine, awaiting blood results, very low potassium and calcium so admitted and on a drip.

See what tomorrow brings.


Ultrasound to help the phlebotomist locate the veins when having difficulty.

Very best wishes to your Granddad, and to you and yours.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » January 11th, 2018, 11:09 pm

Feeling for you and your family Em.... :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » January 12th, 2018, 12:13 am

Em - he is in the right place, surrounded by his loving family, and medics who always know what they are doing. I have just made a bed of little candles sat in dried chick peas. I knew there must have been a reason for lighting them all tonight. Stay strong. :hug:
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Postby sueturnersmith » January 12th, 2018, 12:58 am

Prayers have been said for your Grandad and you and the family Em :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » January 12th, 2018, 8:57 am

Em - you're all in my thoughts and virtual candles lit. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 12th, 2018, 9:51 am

Only because I don't know of a better place to write this; yesterday I attended the funeral of one of cousins who was also my godfather ... Teddy had planned most of his funeral himself even going so far as to record himself singing a song that was to be played and it was called Ted's Swan Song:

Fare thee well for I must leave thee.
Do not let this parting grieve thee
and remember that the best of friends must part, must part.
Adieu, adieu, kind friends adieu, adieu, adieu,
I can no longer stay with you, stay with you.
I'll hang my heart on a weeping willow tree
and may the world go well with thee.
God Bless You ALL (spoken)

We recognised the tune, but not these words. ... that brought a few tears :cry:

He may well have written this himself as a poem he had written (and been published) was read out:

My Love:
You'll find my love on Harefield Hill
When I'm away, I love her still
Never a man, never a row
On Harefield Hill, you'll find 'The Plough'

You'll find my love in any bar
nice and lovely, the 'Best' by far
A beautiful body, with a head so fine.
A pint of bitter is the love of mine.

Ted spent most of his later years living alone after nursing his mother (my Aunt) until she died.. his favourite (female) singer was Brenda Lee, so no Hymns ... just 3 BL songs for the service.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » January 12th, 2018, 10:37 am

Loving thoughts for you Patsy, Teddy and all who loved him. Sounds as if he got the celebration of life he wanted, full of the things he held most dear. No one could wish for more.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » January 12th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Patsy :hug: ... he sounds a fine character ... great to sing himself out like that ... it's the repeated refrain from There is a Tavern in the Town ... an old favourite a few of us used to sing in our local ... love it. What a wonderful way to go :D
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » January 12th, 2018, 12:40 pm

So sorry for your loss Patsy, he sounded like one of life's wonderful people.

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