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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 11:09 PM
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6. she was sweet, and very much loved and cared for by her daughter
I met Merle in DC, her daughter brought her to a voting event. (that is so cool)
Merle was a very sweet lady who enjoyed life.

She was frail, but at that age, thats normal.

I was impressed with the smile on her face, the glow in her cheeks.
She was well cared for, clean and dressed nicely, comfortably.

Her daughter pampered her and very dedicated to Merle.

Sadly Merle had a fall that ultimately caused her life story to come to an end.

Many elderly succumb after a fall. We wish it wouldn't happen, but ultimately,
it does happen in spite of our best efforts.

Sadly, I lost my mother in 2010, not long after a fall. :(
She was very frail too. I got very depressed for a long time afterwards, and lost my drive.

We do everything we can to take care of them, but there's no stopping time, no matter how sad we are to see them go.

In my opinion, there is no good death, at least not for most of us.

Merle had a good life, she made a great contribution to democracy, and she will be missed.

Her daughter continues the tradition of fighting for democracy.

Marybeth, I am sorry for your loss, I know that you did everything you could for your Mom,
and as a result, she had a much better life than most seniors can ever dream of.

Please accept my condolences and I will be thinking of you and yours.

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