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Sun May 12, 2013, 02:58 AM

My mom passed away 39 years ago

Those of you who still have your moms around, you're really fortunate.

Please consider that and everything that it's all about today.

And as you do that, please take the time to let her know how you feel.

You may not always have that opportunity.

I wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day.

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Reply My mom passed away 39 years ago (Original post)
MrScorpio May 2013 OP
AndyA May 2013 #1
LiberalEsto May 2013 #2
warrior1 May 2013 #3
csziggy May 2013 #4
Maine-ah May 2013 #5
Still Blue in PDX May 2013 #7
Maine-ah May 2013 #11
ok_cpu May 2013 #8
RILib May 2013 #6
ok_cpu May 2013 #9
rurallib May 2013 #10
ChazII May 2013 #12
LiberalElite May 2013 #13
awoke_in_2003 May 2013 #14

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 05:59 AM

1. I lost my Mom 37 years ago...

People who have had their Moms around over the years truly are fortunate. I agree 100 percent to make sure your Mom knows how you feel about her, and to not put it off because in the blink of an eye, your opportunity to do so can pass you by.

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 01:47 PM

2. Mine died 38 years ago this month

The last time I saw her alive was on Mothers' Day, two weeks before she passed away.

Thanks for posting this, MrScorpio.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 01:53 PM

3. I lost her 22 years ago this month.

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We lost mom a week after mother's day. My dad was never the same and had a stroke 6 months later. My mom was only 68. Dad died 3 years after his stroke.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 02:04 PM

4. Condolences

I know the empty feeling never goes away.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 05:36 PM

5. Same to you, MrScorpio -



It's not been quite a year since I lost my Mom. May 23rd.

Even though as a Mother, and having family celebrate me - she is all I can think about today - my heart is breaking all over again, just when it was starting to get a little bit easier.

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Response to Maine-ah (Reply #5)

Sun May 12, 2013, 06:16 PM

7. ...



It never goes away, but it does get better.

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2013, 07:28 PM

11. I know, it will...

My father died 18 years ago, this past February. It seems so strange, at 39 to have both of my parents gone. My Father was 49 when he passed, and my Mom was 67. Dad went quickly - Mom was long and drawn out and hated watching her suffering.

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Response to Maine-ah (Reply #5)

Sun May 12, 2013, 06:25 PM

8. I'm sorry for you, MrScorpio and all others

My mom passed in December. Believe it or not, today has been tougher than Christmas and her birthday.

Luckily I have a wonderful wife and mother in law to appreciate today but it's just not the same.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 06:01 PM

6. I miss my Mom and Dad.

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 06:30 PM

9. Funny story about telling mom how you feel

The first time my son was late riding his bike home from a friend's house, after all was resolved, I called my mom and said:

"Mom, you were right."

To which she replied, "About what?"

I said, "Everything."

She got a pretty big kick out of that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 06:41 PM

10. My mother died somewhere @ 41 years ago

maybe 42 - can't remember what year anymore. I was around 21 or 22. Really never really got to know her.
Killed by those damned cigarettes and beer.

Both my parents were orphans, so we have very little family. My dad died @ 8 years later. Got to know him better.
So those of you whose Mother is still around, be sure to let them know that they are loved.

my heartfelt sympathy on your loss.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 07:34 PM

12. Lost my mom

on July 1, 2001. It wasn't until 2009 that I could begin to enjoy the holiday. I refused to let my Dad and son take me out to celebrate. Yes, MrScorpio those who have their mom need to let her know how they feel.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 07:39 PM

13. Mine 39 yrs ago too -

my mother had a crummy life, raised by a cousin who took up the slack from her alcoholic parents. She was nearly molested by a NYPD patrolman. Tossed into the Atlantic Ocean as a child by a well-meaning relative who thought she should learn how to swim; instead she developed a lifelong fear of water. Her insane sister tried to kill her with an arsenic sandwich. Fast-forward a couple decades and she's a middle-aged widow with two small children who had a hard time getting a job because potential employers suspected she'd be out every time we got sick. She never asked for anything from us. We didn't know what else to give her so she got appliances and Pyrex bowls for Mother's Day. She died relatively young (65) from late-diagnosed breast cancer, having been retired a big SIX MONTHS. I miss her.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 10:01 PM

14. Mine died on Thanksgiving day, 1981...

I was 13. It never really heals.

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