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Started by tasselhoff on Apr 29, 2022 9:20:06 PM
Thread to celebrate those we've lost

We lost a child nearly two decades ago. That is pain we can never overcome.

Come here to remember lost ones.

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tasselhoff - 29 Apr 2022 21:22:48 (#1 of 12)

I buried Dad last week. He inspired my sister and me (I?) on our ecological journeys.

https://twitter.com/PenfoldDavid/status/1520137196
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He fought for ages against Frank Field, being an old Trot. But his major political win was getting wheely bins in Birkenhead.

I love you, Dad.

HelenDamnation - 29 Apr 2022 22:25:19 (#2 of 12)

me.

And sorry for both your losses.

Mazzarin - 29 Apr 2022 22:26:41 (#3 of 12)

My condolences Tass.

HelenDamnation - 29 Apr 2022 22:26:47 (#4 of 12)

(You wouldn't say "he inspired I", you'd say "h inspired me" Same however many people he inspired.

tasselhoff - 29 Apr 2022 21:38:13 (#5 of 12)

Ta Helen. And thanks Mazz.

Feel free to express your grief here.

melpomene - 29 Apr 2022 22:40:56 (#6 of 12)

Condolences, Tass on both fronts.

For me, the greatest loss was my landlady and friend, she died 4 years ago. She and her family had a large house with a flat upstairs that she rented out. I lived there for 5 years, and spent more time in the family home with her and the family than upstairs. She hosted my wedding reception in the back garden after I had moved out with ex MrM. We watched the unfolding of 9/11 together as I was off work and she'd phoned me thinking I was in central London , she was the most creative person I've ever met, and when her daughter messaged me , her daughter was my bridesmaid, to say that the brain tumour had finally won, I cried on the bus. The funeral was magic, and the daffodil in a pot that I was given on the day, she was a proud Welsh woman, is still going strong in garden. I miss her, my crazy guide to my twenties in London.

melpomene - 29 Apr 2022 22:43:14 (#7 of 12)

However I can't imagine your pain, I am glad there is a 'we' still.

tasselhoff - 29 Apr 2022 22:59:09 (#8 of 12)

Grief is so personal. We all experience the pain and it's unfortunately ours to own. The thread isn't about who is the most deserving griever, it's just to express ourselves for those who have gone. They live in our memories and hopefully we can express our feelings here.

Macpaddy - 30 Apr 2022 00:09:32 (#9 of 12)

My deepesst sympathies, Tass. Good luck with you grieving. I still can't talk about the death of my father ( nearly typed Dad). I'll have a job settling down now, as it is.

Shadrack22 - 30 Apr 2022 00:17:46 (#10 of 12)

“Fucking hell”, I muttered under my breath as a pall bearer at my mother’s funeral in 2019. Coffins are remarkably heavy. I find myself unable to think of my parents in the past tense. They’re eternally present.

Tenesmus - 30 Apr 2022 00:29:28 (#11 of 12)

The woven wicker coffin my tiny mum was in hardly weighed anything.

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