Getting old and losing people

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September 05, 2021, 07:53 PM
Getting old and losing people

In 96 my best friend and best man at my wedding passed at 49, he was the first that went due to a medical condition. That hit me hard, until then we seemed invincible and then I realized that we were mortal.

While working on genealogy I was searching for information on a cousin that may have passed. I was searching a database that lists deceased by birthdate I was stunned to find several people including a girlfriend of my teen years on there.

It never gets easier, believe me.

————————--Ignorance is a powerful tool if applied at the right time, even, usually, surpassing knowledge(E.J.Potter, A.K.A. The Michigan Madman)
September 06, 2021, 09:55 AM
Add my sincere condolences for your loss.

Only a few years behind but experienced some of those losses. One (approx) quote stolen from a movie sticks with me. "we're at the age when the good Lord stops giving us things and begins to take them away."

The plural of anecdote is not data. -Frank Kotsonis
September 07, 2021, 11:10 PM
I'm 69 years old.
After all the things I've been through in life since 2003, I tell myself, I'm lucky to be alive.

My dogs give me a reason to hope for more time.
Elmer, we understand.

September 15, 2021, 08:46 PM
Condolences for your loss Elmer. I just turned 71. As you get older and friends or relatives pass on, it doesn't get easier. I find myself reflecting more often on what's really important in life as I get older. Just discovered a country song "Don't Let The Old Man In." Has a great message that I like a lot.