Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » August 15th, 2019, 2:20 pm

You will always be glad you went to see him Mimi even if it is not his time yet. I'm sure your visit was appreciated by all. :hug:.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby nursemimi » August 23rd, 2019, 5:05 pm

Well my stepfather passed away quietly with family at his bedside.
He is at rest now so glad we got to see him.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » August 23rd, 2019, 6:50 pm

Mimi :hug: I’m glad that he had a peaceful passing.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » August 23rd, 2019, 7:05 pm

So sorry to read this Mimi. Sending love and condolences to you and yours. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby nursemimi » August 23rd, 2019, 10:04 pm

thank you all.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » August 24th, 2019, 7:07 am

Mimi, sorry to hear your sad news, condolences to you and your family :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » August 24th, 2019, 7:51 am

Condolences to you and yours Mimi. A peaceful end amongst loved ones, can't really get much better than that :hug: .
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » August 24th, 2019, 8:28 am

Condolences from me too. I am so glad you got to see him and that his passing was peaceful :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » August 24th, 2019, 9:09 am

Condolences from us too :hug: A peaceful end is such a blessing.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » August 24th, 2019, 10:44 am

My condolences too Mimi :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » August 25th, 2019, 11:49 am

Mimi.... glad that you were all by his side.... :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » August 27th, 2019, 7:32 am

Mimi... :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby nursemimi » August 28th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Thank you it has been a rough week but dads memorial service is all planned and details all handled.
Most of it over the phone.
Service isn't till Sept 7, so there is time for all of the family to arrange
to be there. He was the middle child out of 13 but couple of them have already passed away.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby uschi » August 28th, 2019, 6:59 pm

I am so sorry to hear this Mimi!!!
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: from over here!!!!

Having some time to arrange a funeral is such a boon! I do hope the family meeting will be good, despite the sad occasion and that many happy anecdotes will be shared. It's healing in a way.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » September 6th, 2019, 8:34 am

I have a candle lit every night for the poor people of Abaco and Grand Bahama. The devastation is almost total in many places and we still have no news of Eulie.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » September 6th, 2019, 9:21 am

In our thoughts Rats :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » September 6th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Well all those thoughts and prayers have worked in a way. We had a message from Eulie at lunch time to say she and the family are safe and well and their house, though badly damaged is still standing. We think she may go down to her remaining family on Long Island which wasn'r damaged this time, but they will have to wait for the airport to be in operation again.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » September 6th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Oh that is a relief Rats....
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » September 6th, 2019, 9:09 pm

So pleased your friend is ok Rats ... may she and everyone else in the Bahamas soon find the help and resources they need to restore their homes and their lives to some semblance of normality :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » September 16th, 2019, 9:51 pm

A colleague of my hubby's has tried to commit suicide tonight. He is at the hospital, I know no other details :cry:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » September 16th, 2019, 11:04 pm

Thinking of you CJ :hug: I do hope your hubby's friend gets all the support that he wants and needs at this time. So sad. And we were shocked in the office today as we found out that a friend of two of our ladies had succeeded in taking her own life over the weekend. They too know no details as yet. Lots of muffled sobs could be heard as they came to terms with it. So heart breaking.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » September 17th, 2019, 3:01 am

CJ :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » September 17th, 2019, 5:48 am

Dreadful news, I do hope that he can be saved and nurtured CJ. xx
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » September 17th, 2019, 6:57 am

Sorry to hear this CJ, I hope they managed to save him and are able to help him :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » September 17th, 2019, 7:22 am

Many :hug: CJ.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » September 17th, 2019, 9:29 am

Hubby's colleague will be okay she took an overdose of vodka and paracetamol.

In other news I was due to have my hair done this morning, I got there and my hairdressers sister passed away early this morning. They had tried to contact me but I hadn't gone online to check for messages before setting off. I am on dog sitting duty at my parents so was focused on sorting them out.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » September 17th, 2019, 9:36 am

What a horrid week CJ (apart from the dogs of course!). :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » September 17th, 2019, 9:47 am

Absolutely. :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » September 18th, 2019, 10:13 am

Hubby's colleague messaged him last night to apologise. I hope that she gets the mental health support that she needs.

I am waiting to hear when the funeral is as I am hoping to be able to attend.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » September 18th, 2019, 10:30 am

Cheezy_Jazzy wrote:Hubby's colleague messaged him last night to apologise....


Bless her :( glad she's still with us ... hopefully she'll get the support she needs.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Meganthemog » September 19th, 2019, 11:31 am

OH and I were only talking this morning of an old friend who took his own life over 20 years ago. He had a wife and two small girls, a successful business and seemingly had it all. He called OH and met him for a drink and was completely 'normal'. He did however tell OH that both his uncle and cousin had committed suicide some time before - but he gave no indication that he was contemplating the same. Two days later he took the girls to school and then booked into a hotel and took an overdose. OH was shocked to the core and has never really got over it - he feels like he missed a sign and should have been able to help him. It turned out that the business was in trouble, he wasn't getting on with his wife and had also got himself into a huge amount of debt.
His wife was so angry with him that she reverted to her maiden name, got the girl's surnames also changed to her maiden name. She later met someone else and has led a happy life as have the girls.
We will never know why someone who outwardly was full of fun and always joking was really so unhappy.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » September 20th, 2019, 12:27 pm

That's very sad, Megan.

Today is the tenth anniversary of my father's death. I would literally light a candle if I were anywhere near a church that had them. He was a devout Christian and reconverted to Roman Catholicism from Ango-Catholicism in the early '90s, so candles entirely appropriate. He would have just turned 87. (And his ashes are still in my mother's spare bedroom!!! I really must look into a small headstone.)
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » December 11th, 2019, 6:36 am

My darling MIL passed away early this morning. She had been in hospital since the end of October but was medically fit for discharge on Sunday when we visited. Seems she had a adverse reaction to a beta blocker, collapsed was transferred to ICU but having a DNAR in place I wasn’t hopeful of a recovery.

I divorced her son 22 years ago but never divorced her, she still regarded me as her DIL and she was a wonderful Nana to our son. Her son lives in Australia and has spent the night desperately trying to get a flight back, alas too late.

Please light a candle for her, or raise a glass - to Isobel, a life well lived.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » December 11th, 2019, 7:22 am

Thoughts for Isobel, and condolences to you and your son :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » December 11th, 2019, 7:43 am

:cocktail: for Isobel, condolences to all the family :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » December 11th, 2019, 7:45 am

So sad, especially at this time of year. Much love and condolences to you all. xx
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Pepper Pig » December 11th, 2019, 7:55 am

I'm so sorry BB. :hug: I'm so glad you were friends right until the end. So sad.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » December 11th, 2019, 8:28 am

So sorry BB ... our thoughts are with you all :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » December 11th, 2019, 8:30 am

So sorry BB. Many :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby smitch » December 11th, 2019, 8:46 am

So sorry :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » December 11th, 2019, 11:35 am

Lovely that the two of you were able to maintain such a close and happy friendship despite the divorce from her son. My condolences BB... :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » December 11th, 2019, 1:28 pm

Here's to Isobel andher love and friendship during al these years :luv:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » December 11th, 2019, 9:21 pm

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Amber » December 11th, 2019, 11:49 pm

Very sad, but how lovely you were still able to be friends.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » December 17th, 2019, 5:17 pm

So sorry BB. I thought I had posted..

Candles and prayers from me for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer last week and who has quite serious surgery tomorrow.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby jrc » December 17th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Just picked up on this. Thoughts are with you and family. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby smitch » December 24th, 2019, 9:41 pm

Can everyone keep fingers crossed for my lovely old Enid rat? I’ve just found a massive lump in her groin/belly area (top of her leg but the side near her middle rather than close to her tail if that makes sense). She’s almost two and a half, so definitely elderly, and I won’t be able to get her to the vets until Friday :cry:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 24th, 2019, 9:45 pm

Awwww :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » December 24th, 2019, 9:47 pm

Best wishes to Enid, hope she and you enjoy Christmas

Have all my candles lit for Christmas, thinking of the several people who have left this tear, some close, some only acquaintances, but so many younger than me
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » December 24th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Fingers are crossed for Enid ... she looks such a friendly rat :D

Thinking of those with worries, cares and memories this Christmas :hug:
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