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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:22 PM
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29. My grandmother
She was 83. My grandfather, her husband, described that as a young death, but it is above average. She was not afraid to die nor especially dreaded it as she observed that many young people do. I feel bad though because she took care of my sister and I quite a bit. I also feel bad because she worked so hard taking care of her husband and felt that it was her duty, but he is now finally learning to take care of himself in old age. It just doesn't seem right. It is not that I wish bad things on my grandfather. I just wish that she had an equal right to her time and her leisure. She didn't seem resentful of it at all and was a truly self less person and fought for those and causes that she felt were right.
As for people who I don't know, I read about this girl / and felt truly sad when I read about her life and death.
Of your list, Steve Irwin because he was fairly young, had a young family, and was in the midst of his work: wildlife conservation and bringing that to the public. Some of those others did do great things but had lived relatively full lives and should have had no regrets at their death.
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