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afrieds
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My husband's grandmother just died, I am taking it kinda hard because my grandmother just died 5 months ago. When we got married we both had all of our grandparents, now there are only two left.
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MommyH
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My condolences for your losses.
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afrieds, my sympathies for your losses. Grandmothers are such special people, aren't they?

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Laurel
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I resently lost two grandparents, one on each side (mine and my DH's) of the family. I am sorry for your loss and understand how painful it is. But try to remember they are always with you when you truely need them. Look to HF for comfort.

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trooperswife
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Wishing you sweet memories as you miss your loved ones.

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afrieds
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Thank you so much.
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Janey
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I'm so sorry, afrieds.
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[Cry]
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*HUGS* and prayers for you.
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My prayers to you and your family, afrieds. [Group Hug]
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as we say here at home, "sterkte", strength - in all its forms and variations to you.

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My heart goes out to you. [Smile]
When those I love have passed on, I always want to talk and talk about them and remind others of all the wonderful experiences we have had.
Feel free to share with us.

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afrieds
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The funeral was very nice. I had never been to a Mormon funeral before. My grandmother died about 5 months ago and our family was at wits end arranging things. The members of Oma's ward were so helpful, all we had to do was reminice (sp?) and write thank you notes. I was in charge of doing a photo perspective of her life, which was odd considering I am a granddaughter-in-law. I got to learn so much about her doing this project, and I found the most wonderful picture of her and opa all smiling and happy from a couple of years ago. Some people thought her memorial service was strange as my husband, brother-in-law, and I sang a German march (I sing tenor, so we sounded like a mini army). The song was entitled "Erika," oma's name. It is actually a very sweet song when you know the meaning of the words, it would have had everyone crying had they known the meaning of the words. Oma had had a stroke about a year before I met her so I was glad to learn of the active, fun person she was before the stroke. It also made me sad to realize how hard it must have been for her to lose the use of her hands and her ability to walk for the nine years since that stroke. It was nice to learn that the stroke that killed her occured after my nephew's 2nd birthday party, so she was able to hold my nephews for one last time.
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Sorry for your family's losses, afrieds. Between my wife and I we have only one grandmother (mine but in Belgium) and one grandfather (hers). I did a photo perspective for my great grandmother who died at age 96 (thankfully, she got to know our son, her great great grandson). I have most of the family's old photos and was able to put something together from her elementary school days in Waynoka, Oklahoma in the early 20th century to the present (in 2000). I wish we were able to organize her funeral but her daughter did it (they were baptist) and there was not any family participation in the actual service. She was an amazing hard working lady. A stubborn lady which I contribute to her mostly German ancestry. It must have been hard for her having watched her husband die almost 20 years before as well as all her six younger brothers and sisters and one of her daughters (my grandmother - unexpectedly).
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