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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11055 on: April 20, 2017, 10:47:31 PM »
What was your previous user name?
I have a terrible memory for names.

Found it. Check your private mail if you have not already done so.  ;D
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11056 on: April 21, 2017, 06:06:38 AM »
I sense something. A presence I've not felt since...
I like ABBA. I like that song.  :tellmemore:
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11057 on: April 21, 2017, 07:15:13 AM »
Since when Bruno?
 

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11058 on: April 21, 2017, 07:39:55 AM »
Since when Bruno?

Since 2016 at least JJ, prior to the election at least...welcome back. Hope all is well with you since we last chatted.

Still sporting that scruffy, tickley beard? ;D
I like ABBA. I like that song.  :tellmemore:
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11059 on: April 21, 2017, 08:33:19 AM »
Holy Cow! It is JJ:o
I thought it was Siz or the Magic Pudding pretending to be you.  >:(
Good to see you again.  :hug:



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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11060 on: April 21, 2017, 12:32:37 PM »
My father and I have been estranged for years. Today I found out he had been shot and killed Wednesday by a man he was sharing a house with. The guy has turned himself in and confessed. There will be an autopsy next week.

Right now, I'm not sure how I feel.

Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of the astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.~Carl Sagan

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11061 on: April 21, 2017, 12:56:58 PM »
Bummer Velma.  You have enough problems as it is. Now this.  Sorry that you have to endure more life complications.

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11062 on: April 21, 2017, 03:05:12 PM »
Great to see you here again, jumbojak:frolic:
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11063 on: April 21, 2017, 03:10:43 PM »
I'm sorry to hear about your family tragedy, Velma:sadnod:
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11064 on: April 21, 2017, 03:12:54 PM »
Bummer Velma.  You have enough problems as it is. Now this.  Sorry that you have to endure more life complications.
I'm sorry to hear about your family tragedy, Velma:sadnod:


Thank you. I've not have much to do with him for nearly 20 years. Still debating whether or not to go the funeral. I hate the idea of flying, but it would be at least a 10 hour drive.

No idea when the funeral is. The body has been sent for autopsy, which won't happen until next week.

I was the first one contacted by the county coroner. Apparently I was the only contact on his cell phone with the same last name. The news is slowly spreading to the rest of the family.

Still not sure how I feel.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11065 on: April 21, 2017, 04:37:12 PM »

Still not sure how I feel.

So sorry for all this, Velma.  However estranged you were (and I do know what that's like) getting this news must have been quite a shock, and it'll take you awhile to sort it out emotionally.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11066 on: April 21, 2017, 04:41:44 PM »
My father and I have been estranged for years. Today I found out he had been shot and killed Wednesday by a man he was sharing a house with. The guy has turned himself in and confessed. There will be an autopsy next week.

Right now, I'm not sure how I feel.
I'm sorry to hear about this, Velma:(


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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11067 on: April 21, 2017, 05:20:20 PM »
My father and I have been estranged for years. Today I found out he had been shot and killed Wednesday by a man he was sharing a house with. The guy has turned himself in and confessed. There will be an autopsy next week.

Right now, I'm not sure how I feel.

I'm sorry Velma, estranged or not this will be I'm sure a very difficult time for you...I hope you find some peace.

I like ABBA. I like that song.  :tellmemore:
They're not that bad.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11068 on: April 21, 2017, 05:58:10 PM »
Thanks everyone. It will take some time to sort this all out emotionally.

One of the local papers ran an article about it. Not mentioned in the article is the fact that my father had begun showing signs of dementia.

http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/crime/article145936034.html
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11069 on: April 21, 2017, 06:15:41 PM »
That's rough Velma. I hope you make it through alright.
 

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