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Just had a family tragedy (Need to vent)

SLIDER-in-KYSLIDER-in-KY Member Posts: 1,695 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2005 in General Discussion
Well, I flew from home out here to Oklahoma yesterday to attend the funeral of my grandfather. Funeral is tomorrow. We had to put my grandmother (who is suffering from a rapid onset of Alzheimer's) in a nursing home last week. Now, just two hours ago, my grandparent's house burned down. Actually, about half of the house was saved from the fire, but what didn't burn has significant water/smoke damage. I'm not pleading for sympathy here, guys (and gals), but do me a favor...say a prayer for us tonight.

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I'm clear, you're clear, everybody's clear...SHOCK!!!

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    ZERODINZERODIN Member Posts: 6,338
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    BittersweatBittersweat Member Posts: 294 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You got it, Slider.
    Sometimes when it rains - it pours.
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    kimberkidkimberkid Member Posts: 8,857 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sorry for your troubles and loss ... prayers sent!
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    stanmanstanman Member Posts: 3,052
    edited November -1
    You have my prayers and sympathy!
    Sorry for your loss.
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    MVPMVP Member Posts: 25,074
    edited November -1
    sorry to hear it SLIDER-in-KY.
    Will pray for you and your family.
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    jsergovicjsergovic Member Posts: 5,526
    edited November -1
    Troubles!
    Their fruitful lives hopefully amended for the situation now.

    So often one spouse loses it much more quickly after the loss of the other.
    Such was the case of my Grandfather and my barber.

    On the house, it would have been better to burn to the ground?
    I know I'd rather have a totaled house than a half-burned house.
    Unless we are talking all the momentalsfrom a lifetime which you wished to save.

    Best of luck on the nerves. It is always a better day tomorrow (or maybe ...next week).
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    dipitsdipits Member Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Prayers on the way.
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    select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,453 ✭✭✭✭
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    longhunterlonghunter Member Posts: 3,242
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    pickenuppickenup Member Posts: 22,844 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Count me in.

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    BOBBYWINSBOBBYWINS Member Posts: 7,810
    edited November -1
    Prayers sent,w/more to come.

    BW

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    D.S.COLED.S.COLE Member Posts: 611 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sorry to hear of your troubles all happening at once .will keep you in my prayers.
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    WranglerWrangler Member Posts: 5,788
    edited November -1
    Done.

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    bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    what do you want us to pray for exactly and you got it. blanket prayers arent as powerful as specific's. [;)] i want you to have the best. sounds like youre family is walking thru the valley of the shadow of death.
    be of good cheer....youre all walking and its only the shadow.
    call me anytime and type away. as you may know, im caring for my dieing father and commute 500 miles every month to check on him. one month in conn one month in va.. the impossible can be done in times like this. God made you to be able. death and tragedy are lessons we must face in life. how we perform is watched by others as lessons for when its their turn. try to think of how the others youve known made it and realize you will too. its not easy to explain in words, but if you listen to my heart, you will understand. now email me and we will talk.[^]
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    BlueTicBlueTic Member Posts: 4,072
    edited November -1
    Prayers done here!!!

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    HokkmikeHokkmike Member Posts: 577 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Certainly!

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    fishermanbenfishermanben Member Posts: 15,370
    edited November -1
    whew, that's a rough one. you got mine.

    Ben

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    8yellowfintuna8yellowfintuna Member Posts: 787 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    prayers on the way...

    "Beam me up Scottie"
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    8yellowfintuna8yellowfintuna Member Posts: 787 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    prayers on the way...

    "Beam me up Scottie"
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    n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    Done

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    young n dumyoung n dum Member Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    you'll be in our thoughts

    imay not know it all.....but at least I know that!
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    SLIDER-in-KYSLIDER-in-KY Member Posts: 1,695 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for all the kind words and prayers. Today was a rough day. Not only did we have the funeral, we had to tell Grandmother that her house burned. I'm flying back to Nashville tomorrow. From there, I only have a one hour drive home. Can't wait to get home and hug the wife and three-year old son. Bobski--you'll have an e-mail inbound once I can get to my home computer. Thanks again, guys! It sure is a great feeling to have a "virtual family" in here.

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    jsergovicjsergovic Member Posts: 5,526
    edited November -1
    Well, you are sounding more level already.
    The rough part is over, or subsided, for now.

    My wife asks what I do on the dozen forums I scan ...

    RE: "virtual family"

    "Instead of hitting a bar, I can lay in bed next to you, honey, and have a chat about guns I'll never own. Aren't you glad i do this, or would you rather I buy a few more dozen guns, and spend half my time at a firing range?".
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    alledanalledan Member Posts: 19,541
    edited November -1
    Prayers are there now!

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    chorkiechorkie Member Posts: 2,477 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Done!
    Life really can be trying at times.
    Do what you can to get through it and move on.
    My families thoughts are with you.
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    ATFATF Member Posts: 11,683 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    On the way. [:(]

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    plains scoutplains scout Member Posts: 4,563
    edited November -1
    Slider. Bad times.

    Prayer sent.

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    Night StalkerNight Stalker Member Posts: 11,967
    edited November -1
    You are in my prayers Slider. I wish you the best my friend.

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    eastwood44mageastwood44mag Member Posts: 2,655 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Will do. Keep the faith.

    O Lord,
    grant me the Serenity
    to accept the things
    I cannot change
    the courage to change the things I can,
    and the supreme firepower to make the difference.
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    sky_Divesky_Dive Member Posts: 478 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My prayers are sent. I think God has a way of helping us get through these times.
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    NighthawkNighthawk Member Posts: 12,022 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You and your family will be in our prayers.



    Regards!

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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,784 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The "family" comes through again! Wish I had found this place sooner. Prayers sent. nambu
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    jjmitchell60jjmitchell60 Member Posts: 3,887
    edited November -1
    Remember Slider, it is always darkest before the dawn. We will kep you family in our thoughts and take time to be with your loved ones at home. Time does begin the healing process. Take care.

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    WarbirdsWarbirds Member Posts: 16,854 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sorry to hear that slider. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

    R/

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    littlema_3littlema_3 Member Posts: 205 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    prayers are sent from my family. My mom, and brother lost everything they owned in 2001...........

    melinda
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