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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:08 PM

My 104 year old 2nd cousin just passed away.

She lived in the same house, on the side of a Maryland mountain, for most of her life. I am glad I got to know her.

Her daughter is 80. Imagine having your mother in your life for that many years.

Anyway, I'll lift a glass to Emma, tonight.

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Reply My 104 year old 2nd cousin just passed away. (Original post)
Siwsan Oct 17 OP
dawg day Oct 17 #1
dlk Oct 17 #2
Heartstrings Oct 17 #3
livetohike Oct 17 #4
whistler162 Oct 17 #5
Dem2theMax Oct 17 #6
japple Oct 17 #7
BigmanPigman Oct 17 #8
StevieM Oct 17 #9
Siwsan Oct 17 #11
StevieM Oct 17 #12
Siwsan Oct 17 #13
AZ8theist Oct 17 #23
imanamerican63 Oct 17 #10
niyad Oct 17 #14
Siwsan Oct 17 #15
AmyStrange Oct 17 #16
3catwoman3 Oct 17 #17
orleans Oct 17 #18
gademocrat7 Oct 17 #19
warmfeet Oct 17 #20
electric_blue68 Oct 17 #21
Karadeniz Oct 17 #22
SheltieLover Oct 17 #24
COL Mustard Oct 17 #25

Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:10 PM

1. What a great long life!

Emma of the Mountain-- that's how I'll think of her.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:10 PM

2. I'm very sorry for your loss

Imagine all of the incredible events your cousin lived to see throughout her long life! Condolences to you and your family.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:12 PM

3. I will light a candle....

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:27 PM

4. My sympathy to you and family on the loss of

your cousin. May the stories you all will tell comfort you .

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:41 PM

5. I am sorry for your families loss

but egads there is a mother-in-law joke in there.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:22 PM

6. Wow! Imagine living that long.

And imagine all the things she experienced in that long life.

My sympathy to you and your family.

To Emma. 🍷

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:27 PM

7. I will raise a glass to Emma! Bless her soul. So sorry that your family had to say goodbye

to her, but she must have been one strong woman and you we lucky to have her all those years. What stories she must have had. Would love to hear some of them.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:30 PM

8. My grandmom died at almost 104

(3 months shy) right before tRump was elected. She was a life long Dem and that would have killed her if she lived long enough to see it. She loved to piss off her neighbors in FL with her yard signs. If they said anything she would go off on them in Italian. She had spunk.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:31 PM

9. My sympathies to your family.

Wow, 104 years. It sounds like she had a full life.

I have a great uncle who lived to be 105 1/2. How close was your cousin to 105?

Also, are you clear about the proper labeling for cousins? If she was your 2nd cousin then that means that you each had a parent who was 1st cousins with each other. If she was the 1st cousin of your parent then she was your 1st cousin once removed. I am only telling you because many people are unclear or confused about that.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:34 PM

11. She would have been 105 in February, I believe

And, admittedly, this whole degree of cousin thing confuses me. She was my grandmothers niece, so my father's first cousin. I think (but am not positive) that makes her my 2nd cousin.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:52 PM

12. She was your 1st cousin once removed.

Her daughter is your 2nd cousin.

A 2nd cousin is someone who has a parent that was 1st cousins with your parent.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:53 PM

13. Ah, thank you!

So utterly confusing.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:36 PM

23. Yup. I gave up trying to figure out my wife's family YEARS AGO....

So many cousins, aunts, uncles, in laws, you name it. She also has 2 cousins with the exact same name. SHEEEESH!!!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:33 PM

10. ......

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:00 PM

14. So very sorry for your loss. Raising a glass to Emma tonight.

Did your family have her do an oral herstory?

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Response to niyad (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:06 PM

15. Her daughter has a BIG book of her mother's memories.

And Emma's 90+ year old brother is deep into family genealogy.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:13 PM

16. Hopefully, she'll stop by and give the Notorious RBG a big hug...

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I know that I will.
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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:17 PM

17. A life to be celebrated, to be sure.

I will lift a glass, too.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:22 PM

18. i'll lift a glass to her also



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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:27 PM

19. Condolences, Siwsan on the loss of your cousin.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:29 PM

20. I lift a glass to cousin Emma as well.



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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:30 PM

21. Smpathies for you &: family. A 🍷toast to Emma.

To live through such extrodinary changes!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:30 PM

22. Sounds like she was fortunate in life! Sympathy for your loss...

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:02 PM

24. Sorry for your loss

RIP, Emma! 🥂

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:04 PM

25. RIP To Your Cousin

And condolences to her family!

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