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Old 02-19-2011, 06:20 PM
Badb3000 Badb3000 is offline
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Default Re: I need some advice, all advice would be appreciated.

My grandpa just passed away in december. He was like a father to me and it was very hard. We new he wasnt goin to last that much longer, so we wanted to take him and do the thing he loved which was fishing. He was 86 years old, was a WWII vet and was in D-Day, and was married to his wife for 65 years. He ended up falling and breaking his ribs and since he was a smoker too, his lungs just gave out on him. The hardest part was that his wife, my grandma, fell about a week earlier, and was in a nursing home, while he was in the hospital. She wasnt doin that well, but she is doin fine now, but we new that if we told her she would be devestated so we all planned out a day to tell her, and that day before we were goin to tell her, my grandpa died. My grandma lives with us now because she cant stand to go back home now and it being empty after living in it with the same person for 65 years. The best advice i can give you is too spend as much time with him as you can and do what he loved the most. Always think about the happy stuff that you had with him and it will make it all better when you are around him. My grandpa always said, when he got older and new that it wasnt goin to be much longer, "that when i die, think about all the happy things and times you had with me, and if you cant do that then dont think of me at all". Just keep thinking positive man, i know what your goin through, and its goin to be tough, your'e in my prayers.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:57 PM
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Clinton , I just read this post and am sorry to hear that . I lost my mom and dad both to smoking , been diagnosed myself with a little COPD as well . Quit smoking 6 years ago . I lost my dad in 1992 and My Mom in 1998 . It was comforting to know , that a guy who fought in WW2 , and was so proud , went in peace . He is in a Fed Cemetary on cape Cod , and I go down there a couple times a year . My mom had lung cancer as well and went quick . Some real good advice here as I can't add anything into that except to say good luck , and it will work itself out . For him , just treat him like He's still here , joking , goin out , call him etc . Picks their spirits up .

Best of luck my FRF friend ....


Same to you and best of luck . I think there is a lot of good posts here as well that you can use . Life doesn't end , as it just keeps going in a different way . We will all face that day sometime as a younger guy , I always thought I was invincible ,, Not anymore lol as every year its something else to add to the " getting list " LOL !

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