2017 was a bad year too. Worryingly, a lot of these deaths are in the same age group as my parents (they're 85).
Same here, My Dad passed three years ago this July, he was 87. My mum just turned 87. Two of my friends just went back to the UK for parents funerals, they were older, I think they were both mid 90's.2017 was a bad year too. Worryingly, a lot of these deaths are in the same age group as my parents (they're 85).
That 85 - 87 is a worry.Both my parents died in their early 70s as did my father in law. Mother in law is now 87 and her health is beginning to fail. We worry for her every time she ends up at the hospital.
It isn't uplifting but yes, we do need to talk about it. I'm not looking forward to it when it happens. I've thought about it often and wonder as to my reaction. I'm highly emotional at the best of times so it may be a tad damp, lol.That 85 - 87 is a worry.
70's seems too young nower days, sorry you lost them that early.
We lost two friends at 58 of brain hemorrhages 2 years ago which has totally altered our thoughts on life. Got to live life to the fullest instead of waiting as you don't know how long you've got.
This isn't very uplifting talk, but it's important to discuss it.
I dread the phone ringing in the wee hours knowing it has to be an overseas call.
I meant to ask what it is you actually do qtkt?I guess I’m a rarity. In my job I’m dealing with it and talking about it all the time. It seems that gives permission for family and close friends to have those conversations with me too.
It still gets me sometimes. I took a funeral last week for someone I knew well and who had had a bad last four weeks (cancer). I had to work hard to remain composed during the service - especially my homily.
My homilies are usually quite short, especially if they are not churchy people or I don’t know them. So, 5 minutes or less. A regular well known parishioner would be longer but still within 10 minutes.
For the last few months I have been watching Beverly Hills 90210 from start to finish in my lunch break and while I paint. I am three discs away from finishing... Its going to feel weird watching those ones now.