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Discussion: Sad day

in: PG; PG > 2017-02-02

Feb 3, 2017 12:39 AM # 
I'm so sorry to hear that, Peter. You've had some tough times lately. All of my thoughts and love are with you and Gail, and your family.
Feb 3, 2017 1:08 AM # 
This was hard to read. So sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose a family member. Thinking of you & Gail.
Feb 3, 2017 1:14 AM # 
So sorry to hear this, Peter. Thinking of you during these difficult times.
Feb 3, 2017 1:16 AM # 
So many times I don't comment on things on Attackpoint because I just don't know what to add. And I feel that way now.
Feb 3, 2017 1:38 AM # 
Very sorry to hear, Peter.
Feb 3, 2017 3:06 AM # 
Thoughts are with you Peter!
Feb 3, 2017 4:32 AM # 
I will hope that it will be as you wish--that time will strengthen the good memories, and take away the rest. I am sending positive thoughts your way, though you may not feel them.
Feb 3, 2017 1:36 PM # 
Sad news indeed. I'm very sorry for your loss, Peter.
Feb 3, 2017 3:31 PM # 
Deepest condolences, Peter.
Feb 3, 2017 3:48 PM # 
Very sorry to hear. Our best wishes to you. Remember the good stuff and build on that.
Feb 3, 2017 5:15 PM # 
Condolences and prayers for you, and yours...
Feb 3, 2017 5:56 PM # 
Sad news indeed. You have my deepest sympathies.
Feb 3, 2017 7:53 PM # 
Sorry for your loss, Peter.
Feb 4, 2017 3:45 AM # 
Sorry to hear that. Condolences.
Feb 4, 2017 10:47 PM # 
News like this seems more and more the norm as we both get older; but saying one is sorry to hear it seems a weak antidote to the pain. My thoughts are with you and I wish you peace.
Feb 5, 2017 12:57 AM # 
Actually, a simple expression of condolences seems to be both just right and very welcome, a reminder that we are not alone. So thank you all.

As Fred says, deaths become more and more the norm as we get on in years, both family and friends. Up to now it has mostly been the generation before me -- parents, or friends of parents, or parents of friends. But our turn is surely coming, just the when and the how is unknown.

It's been interesting for me the past year or two, so much change in my life. I was thinking the other day of what I have lost, "lost" in the sense of things that are no longer a significant part of my life and I came up with 5 -- work, taking care of things with my mom, orienteering, running, golf. Leaves a rather big hole. As replacements so far there is biking, and birding/exploring (because the link makes both parts much more interesting), and, well, beyond that still unknown.

At least I am fortunate to now have what I consider to be three families in addition what's here in Sunderland, all of which have offered a port in a storm when needed -- my brother's family in Austin and Denver, Charlie and Rhonda, and Lina and Angelo (mom's caregivers), the latter two both in CT. As time passes, close friendships, something I've never been good at either developing or maintaining, seem to be more and more important. Making progress there, but it is very slow.

And my sister, we didn't have a close relationship. And so her death, while very unexpected, does not hit me especially hard. But it is still very close, a sibling this time instead of a parent. Makes you think, makes you reflect, makes you wonder what else you should be doing with your own life...
Feb 5, 2017 7:07 AM # 
Peter, my deepest sympathy for this loss--as you say, the death of a sibling hits hard. I like your plan to reinforce the best memories, and I hereby resolve to implement it in my own all-too-cynical life, not only in the wake of a loss but in general.
Feb 6, 2017 4:40 AM # 
Sorry to read this. Some tough times for you. Hope things brighten for you as the year progresses.
Feb 7, 2017 11:02 PM # 
Sorry for your loss, and may you only remember the bright, happy moments. Sympathies to you and your family.
Feb 8, 2017 1:06 AM # 
So sorry to hear of your loss, Peter. I hope you find some closure.

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