Do you know anyone who has been touched by these tragedies?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Mem, Aug 19, 2007.

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Do you know anyone who passed away from.....

  1. A motor vehicle accident

    62.9%
  2. A pedestrain accident

    11.4%
  3. A fire

    34.3%
  4. Suicide

    74.3%
  5. Muder

    31.4%
  6. Drowning

    37.1%
  7. other accident

    42.9%
  8. none

    14.3%
  1. Mem

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    Muder is a typo for Murder (if that is not obvious)

    the other typo is pedestrian.
     
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    My older brother committed suicide when he was 22, and a friend of my daughter died in a car accident two weeks ago. Life is too short to snuff the sweet stuff.
     
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    Do you know anyone who passed away from.....
    A motor vehicle accident
    A pedestrain accident
    A fire
    Suicide
    Muder
    Drowning
    other accident
    none

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    Until you learn how to spell and write a coherent sentence I think you shouldn't post any more new threads or polls.

    Why do you want to know? This is going to bring up many unpleasant and painful memories for a lot of members. I know for fact there are many members who have experienced loss by all of these horrible methods.

     
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    True, njqt, but he also gives us things to talk and argue about. :biggrin1::wink:
     
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    you missed one CUNT, Pedestrian.

    thank God you shaved your winter-bush.

    I know how to spell murder, it was just a typo.
    polls have to be entered in a short time of the whole thread is fucked up.

    I have gotten along with you in the past, but quit being such a know-it-all cunt!

    I apologize to others who are offended by the C-word, but not to NJugly466.
     
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    That is such a horrible thing to have to had gone thru.

    My cousin's husband committed suicide last year after he got caught cheating. (closed casket)

    It was the first funeral that I cried at, and the first where I heard loud weeping and wailing. When an older person passes, it is not as hard to deal with.

    Aslo, when any young person dies it is a horrible tragedy.
     
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    You forgot illness. I stopped counting my loss at 60 (back in 1992) of those who've died from AIDS.

    But I also had an excellent friend fall off his roof deck in Boston back in 1979, had a friend murdered in 1982 and lost my great-grandmother (who taught me to read at four) in a car accident.
     
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    Suicide has been mentioned by other posters and to me it's the most bothersome. I recall a co-worker in the mid-90s who committed suicide. It was due to family problems; his wife had separated from him and got custody of the kids.

    What made it seemingly shocking is that he was a "happy go lucky" guy. Invariably upbeat, it seemed nothing much would bother him.
     
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    I had a brother who committed suicide when I was 5. He was 19.
     
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    I went to high school (my locker was next to his, in fact) with a guy who committed suicide his senior year. We weren't very close though - barely knew each other.
     
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    yes to all
    I hate years ending in zero it seems i lose more ppl every year.
     
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    Nobody I knew personally has expired by any of these means.

    Although now that I've typed that, I've just jinxed myself and someone has to die. Oops.
     
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    Well, apparently my list is too lengthy because when I responded to this thread and finally submitted my answer it was deleted! This time I'll make it short.

    Motor vehicle accident: family friend while vacationing in Rome, Best friend's brother drag-racing, two friends who happened to be brothers hit eachother head-on and died at the scene( no people, I am not making this up), my Grandma killed by drunk driver who happened to be my aunt (no, again...not making this up), and a friend of mine killed bike-riding...his father was the fireman answering the call to find out it was his son who had died (again...not making this up)

    Fire: Uncle (he was a fireman)

    Suicide: Cousin (Viet Nam vet)

    Murder: Close friend (her husband murdered her and then dismembered her, leaving her body parts in several trash dumpsters. This was a particularly difficult one for me and still find it hard to talk about).

    Others you didn't ask about would be from illness. I have lost in the last few years one of my brothers (45) from a heart-attack, my uncle from a heart-attack, my cousin (40) from cancer, My sister's twins (the boy died before birth and the girl died at 4 days old), and then the most heart-wrenching was my own daughter who died two years ago in October...I still can't talk about it...
     
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    I agree... these threads are getting awfully personal and people are getting attacked in them.... :s
     
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    The beauty is that you do not have to reply to anything that you do not like.
     
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    The beauty is that you can stop posting threads so they stop littering where I read. Every inch of it. Everyday I come here to more pointless posts. And I'm forced to read them because they are in my way of getting to the good stuff.
     
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    My brother accidently died last year in a foolish attempt to get his keys back that he had locked in a storage shed.

    I am a failed suicide. From this I have had a near death experience.

    I fell into a canal in France and almost drowned. I could not swim and kicked my way to the other side. I was 9.

    I have totaled two cars.

    I almost froze to death in a snowstorm. Twice. Once when I was six, once when I was 21.

    I put out a fire in my house about twelve years ago and scarred my lungs a bit.

    I know three people who have been hit by lightening, and lived.

    I had West Nile Virus.

    I know someone who died from a varient of Mad Cow disease.

    I've had friends who died from AIDS.

    I think I'm doing well, surviving.
     
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    Don't be ridiculous. I don't read every thread, only the ones I am interested in. You can also point your mouse over the thread to see a preview of the litter.
     
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    Exactly my point, he intentionally seeks to incite arguments rather than discussions. There is a marked difference. :rolleyes:
     
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    To the OP - all of the above - what's it to you?

    I didn't used to think that... now I'm not so sure.
     
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