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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:39 PM
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For those of you who don't leave this forum, I got some bad news
Seems like my nana is on her last legs. She's dying guys. Maybe you guys could send prayers of some sort or whatever. She's 92 years old and a great great grandmother, and a great person all around.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:40 PM
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1. i'm so sorry John
i will be thinking of both of you.

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:43 PM
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2. Thanks
She was so proud to have a letter from President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton for her lifelong contribuations to the party, she repeated herself telling us that but I was so proud.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:00 PM
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3. how long has she been a Democrat ?
it's great the Clinton's acknowledged her work for the party. i know they get attacked on DU a lot but i always thought both the Clinton's were good people and want the best for everyone and thankful to others. there might be disagreements but they aren't bad people.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:04 PM
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4. Prayers for her and you John.
:grouphug:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:05 PM
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5. thank ya
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:03 PM
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6. So sorry John. White light and peace to you
and all your family.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:08 PM
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8. Thanks sara, its been a tough week
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:08 PM
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7. So sorry Kleeb
It's always hard to lose somebody, no matter how old they are. The pain from just missing somebody is always the same. I'll say prayers for her, and for comfort for you and your family too. :hug:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:15 PM
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9. Thanks
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:51 PM
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10. very sorry...
I am so very sorry to hear that. Hang in there...sending prayers (in large boxes).
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:53 PM
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11. thanks and welcome
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:21 PM
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12. Bless her soul and peace to you, JK.
.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:23 PM
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13. Thanks
I can't imagine the world without her. She's been around since the election of Wilson politically speaking, became a mother in Roosevelt years, a grandmother in the Eisenhower years, and a great grandmother in the Carter years I believe, and now is a great great grandmother. Its a long story about how I can have a first cousin who is old enough to be my father and who is old enough to be a grandfather to his youngest cousin, my youngest brother.
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:31 PM
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14. I'm sorry Kleeb
:hug: I will say a prayer for your family.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:35 PM
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15. Thanks
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:08 PM
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16. My condolences Kleeb
It sounds like she leaves a piece of herself behind in you. May that be a comfort to you when you miss her most. She is always all around you.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:13 PM
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17. She aint gone yet sigh but she's getting there sigh
I am looking at something that she made for me when I was younger, aww man I was such a cute baby.
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:19 PM
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18. sorry to hear that, Kleeb
hang in there...
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:24 PM
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19. will do its just gonna be tough
since nana is giving her body to science when she dies, no gravesite to visit, I wish I could visit my grandfather, but I cant because he did the same thing.
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:14 PM
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20. Sorry to here that
Hang in there. :grouphug:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:15 PM
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21. Gonna be trying
I really wanted her to see Bush get knocked out.
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:12 AM
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22. I'm so sorry John
praying for her and your family (in my Pagan way, hope that's alright).

What an amazing, rich life story she has. She must be so proud of you, and you of her.

Donating their bodies to science is a wonderful thing...but maybe there should be a memorial garden, a spot where you can go and reflect on them and associate with visiting them even if it's not a traditional grave...plant trees, maybe? Just a suggestion.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:17 AM
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23. Maybe, I could suggest that
God she's the closest thing this family has to a Rose Kennedy.
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ebayfool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:08 AM
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30. JohnKleeb, you don't know me & I hope I'm not out of line passing this ...
on to you. But I feel compelled to reach out to you in this most tender & private time of your life. If it's not welcome, I'll ask admin to delete it, what helps me may not feel comfortable or appropriate to another.

Another suggestion that has warmed me many times after my 93 yr old grandfather left us last year ... I decided to be my grandparent's scribe during their end times. So much life lived, memories of so much in our world's history (just to think, they went from cropsharing & riding to town in w/horses & wagons to space flight). They were walking pieces of time & neither they or I could bear to see those pages erased forever. I wrote down their musings & memories (even if I'd heard them before, new pieces flow from the old), taped them when they talked (took old papa a shorter time to get used to that then I thought it would - little ham, he was!). Bringing out their old photos always inspired more & more lore I hadn't heard before. It was a good way to draw them close, both before & after. I miss them painfully, but w/time, this record ... this bit of living history to add to & pass on ... it warms me in the nights that I would hold them one more time. Even if the time is near, put it on paper. Harvest the memories of the family & add to your own. It did & does help me, I'm still adding to their pages.
I know it hurts, my unmet friend. Just know, as long as you have her memories & stories in you ... you still have a part of her. It will hurt for a long time, you don't stop that. But, w/time it will be a softer, warmer pain as some little, everyday thing happens to reminds you of something funny or silly that made you chuckle. I swear, it will let you feel her there, hand on your shoulder, loving you. That love doesn't go away, it grows & holds you up in your hard times.
I wish you & your 'Rose' peace & an easy passing.

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:12 AM
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31. No, its fine and thank you, thanks for that story
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ebayfool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:23 AM
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32. I'm glad for that. I'll be keeping in you & yours in my thoughts.
I'm so sorry that you are having this happen now, I know it's terribly hard. It sounds as though she has had a well lived & well met, rich life - that is a blessing for all of you.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:26 AM
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33. yeah she has
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:30 AM
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24. John, my prayers are with you... n/t
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:44 AM
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25. Thanks, its really appreciated
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:47 AM
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26. sorry to hear about this
i did read it when you first posted it but it was hard for me to respond. i went through the exact same situation a few monhts ago and it wasn't easy, and i don't want to talk about the outcome.

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:48 AM
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27. I am sorry, but thanks
oh and faye, I and the others really do appreciate how hard you worked to make this group an existance, you really did do great.
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:50 AM
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28. i'm glad i started it
but man, you guys are crazy....i can't keep up with this forum anymore :shrug: it moves to fast!!!!!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:54 AM
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29. You should be, you created a safe haven for people
who want to discuss the issues of the day but are deadly afraid of GD. Reminds me, I need to remind Wildeyed or GRLMCC ro get to work on that thread we were gonna do for you.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:30 AM
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34. Oh yeah
I could do that sometime tomorrow if you remind me.

By the way.... I'm really sorry about your nana. I haven't had to go through that so I can't imagine how hard it is. My sympathies.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:49 AM
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35. Thanks
Yeah I could remind you. ITs been an unreal week for me Wildeyed, really has been, you guys and the good folk in the lounge helped my day out.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:19 PM
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36. Sending prayers her way!
JK, I remember being around your age when my grandpa died. It was the most profoundly life changing event for me to date and has continued to influence me throughout my life. With a great grandson like you she must be a wonderful woman! May God bless her!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 05:04 PM
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39. She's my grandma not great grandma
Its odd though, she's great grandma to my cousin who is a couple years older than I.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:33 PM
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40. Sorry and I have cousins that are the same age as my children.
so I know what you mean. I'm so sorry you have to go through this.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:35 PM
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41. my youngest brother is 3 and I have a 46 year old first cousin
Yeah I come from a heavily Catholic background, she has many descendants.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:39 PM
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42. Catholic too! Your family sounds pretty close to mine.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:45 PM
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43. odd thing is I have a relatively small family
two brothers but thats all, my grandparents on my mom side had like 10 kids in each of their families and only one of my great aunts/uncles from that side is still living.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 10:31 PM
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46. My family is pretty big on both sides but not huge, we are just very
close and most of us live within waking distance of each other. My family has always been there for each other in good times and bad and I can always depend on them for emotional support. We have had our share of tragedy and it has only served to bring us much closer. I don't know if that is a Catholic trait or just something I got lucky enough to experience. I have had many friends tell me they have never seen a family like mine but I'm sure there are lots of others out there.

Stay close to your family JK, they need you every bit as much as you need them right now. I will pray that you all find peace and happy memories of your Nana and better times.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 10:34 PM
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47. Thanks, one of the things I want to sometime actually is
visit my grandparents hometown in Pa.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:15 PM
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48. Good idea! Maybe take a family trip.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:41 PM
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37. I'm so sorry
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 02:41 PM by GRLMGC
I can't even imagine how hard this must be for you. She will definitely be in my thoughts.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 05:04 PM
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38. Thanks
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:22 PM
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44. My thoughts are with you
and your whole family, John. :grouphug:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:37 PM
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45. Thanks
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 11:18 PM
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49. Dear Kleeb
Prayers for your dear nana last night and this morning. I'm so sorry. She'll be dancing with the angels...
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