Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » July 10th, 2019, 9:23 am

Indeed. The thought of having to simultaneously register the birth and death is truly awful... I wish they could come up with something to make the system easier for bereaved new parents.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » July 10th, 2019, 9:57 am

Oh, snitch and Meganthemog, two such sad tales :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » July 10th, 2019, 9:59 am

Desperately sad and hard to bear. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » July 10th, 2019, 12:12 pm

Life is so unfair, may they know better times.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » July 10th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Such sad news. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » July 10th, 2019, 8:15 pm

That is so sad.

I agree there needs to be a better way to deal with the officialdom.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 10th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Officialdom can be cold-hearted and callous!

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Zosherooney » July 10th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Megan, so sorry for your fiend....devastating, I am sure.

My cat sitting fiend had been looking after her daughters 9 yr. old (beautiful) cat Skippy who hailed from Brazil. The cat had a mega heart condition on Monday and died.... Her daughter is understandably upset in a new house in the village and now not bringing her cat home.... We have now had three and hopefully that will be the end of the trio....... things must get better....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 10th, 2019, 8:51 pm

Zosh - :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

When we had my beloved Bagpuss (aka Daphne), one of her favourite sleeping-spots was under the flowering cherry tree in the corner of the back garden. When she died, we buried her near it. It's not a flowering cherry anymore, it's 'Daphne's tree'.
The slugs [%$£$% gastropods - HATE 'em! :twisted: ), have long ago eaten the narcissi we planted over her, but the tree puts on a beautiful display of white flowers in Spring.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » July 12th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Yesterday I was over in West Yorkshire with my parents attending my brother's father in law's funeral. The priest who married my brother and his wife turned up and conducted part of the service which was nice. Then there was another service at the crematorium. The wake was in a lovely little tea room nearby.

I am lighting a candle for my friend at work who had a second operation yesterday. She had a mammogram a few months ago and they found pre-cancerous cells. They didn't get everything the first time. Once she has recovered from surgery she will be having radiotherapy.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » July 13th, 2019, 8:30 am

Sounds like a decent send off, as far as these things go.

Sorry to hear about your friend, as if these things aren't tough enough when they go to plan :hug: .
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 13th, 2019, 6:55 pm

Cheezy - forgive me if I sound nosey, but where was this tea room you had the wake at? I live in the West Yorks area and I'm intrigued ;)

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » July 14th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Grassy it was Billing Tea Room in Rawdon, Leeds.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 14th, 2019, 7:33 pm

I've just had a Google - it looks VERY nice! Must try it out sometime!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » July 15th, 2019, 3:00 pm

Grasshopper wrote:Zosh - :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

When we had my beloved Bagpuss (aka Daphne), one of her favourite sleeping-spots was under the flowering cherry tree in the corner of the back garden. When she died, we buried her near it. It's not a flowering cherry anymore, it's 'Daphne's tree'.
The slugs [%$£$% gastropods - HATE 'em! :twisted: ), have long ago eaten the narcissi we planted over her, but the tree puts on a beautiful display of white flowers in Spring.

When my dad died his ashes were scattered at the crematorium and a weeping cherry planted over him. I went to see him last week and the tree is now absolutely beautiful. Do any of you clever green fingered friends know if I can take a cutting of this tree - I would like to grow one for me and one as a present for my sister. Any tips gratefully received.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » July 15th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Grassy :D I’m afraid that weeping cherries are the result of a weeping type being grafted onto another variety of cherry which has a straight stem, so any cutting from the weeping part of the tree would just develop into a shrubby mass of tangled weeping twigs. Sorry :(
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 15th, 2019, 6:05 pm

Suffs - this one doesn't weep, The branches point straight upwards instead of drooping, like weeping trees do.
Looks a picture in Spring, it does.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » July 16th, 2019, 11:34 am

suffolk wrote:Grassy :D I’m afraid that weeping cherries are the result of a weeping type being grafted onto another variety of cherry which has a straight stem, so any cutting from the weeping part of the tree would just develop into a shrubby mass of tangled weeping twigs. Sorry :(


Sorry my carp pasting got confused - it was me that wanted the weeping cherry advice but thank Suffs I won't bother now!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » July 16th, 2019, 12:47 pm

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 16th, 2019, 7:50 pm

Ah - mystery solved!
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby EmWilk » July 17th, 2019, 9:01 pm

What a week...
After a nice birthday last Monday which extended into Tuesday, we had bad news around midnight that FIL had just had a heart attack. MIL had to give CPR which was followed by the paramedics working on him for an hour then into hospital. Sadly, he'd been starved of oxygen for 10-15 minutes and after a few days of monitoring on life support, doctors advised there was no brain activity and machines were switched off. He died this morning. Your candles, thoughts and anything else you can offer for my OH and his mum and family who are all mentally and physically exhausted, are much appreciated.

In the mean time, my grandad has had a stroke and lost all feeling in his legs so is in hospital having intense physio. Not sure I've ever seen my dad so upset.

Lots of love to everyone having a hard time or feeling down in the dumps.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby smitch » July 17th, 2019, 9:16 pm

So sorry, Emma :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » July 17th, 2019, 9:53 pm

What a sad and difficult time you’re all having ... our sincere condolences and kindest thoughts to you all. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » July 17th, 2019, 10:33 pm

Oh em, what dreadfully sad time. I am so sorry. Sending love and condolences to you all :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Rainbow » July 17th, 2019, 10:34 pm

suffolk wrote:What a sad and difficult time you’re all having ... our sincere condolences and kindest thoughts to you all. :hug:

What Suffolk said.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » July 17th, 2019, 10:41 pm

So sorry to hear this Emma

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » July 18th, 2019, 6:42 am

So sorry Emma, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » July 18th, 2019, 6:56 am

Oh Emma how bad can things get, I am so sorry to hear you news. :hug: :hug: :hug: my thoughts and prayers with you and your family. A large candle will be alight shortly.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » July 18th, 2019, 7:04 am

So sorry, Em. Many :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » July 18th, 2019, 8:14 am

Very sorry indeed Em... your poor MIL must be beside herself....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Chinchilla_lady » July 18th, 2019, 10:32 am

So sorry to hear your sad news Em, you and yours are in my thoughts :hug: :hug: :hug:
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