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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:42 PM

RBG dies and I thought it couldn't get worse. Then today, my older brother passed away...

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He had been in somewhat declining health for the last six years since he was assaulted by a drunk guy -hit repeatedly in the head- and had to have emergency brain surgery for the swelling.

After the assault he had to retire and give up his two congregations...he was a minister, like my father.

He never really got back to health after that.

I talked to him yesterday (by phone, he's in North Carolina and no visitors are allowed where he is (was)) but I just didn't have the heart to tell him of RBG's passing. It would've broken his heart even more than it was already.

He mentioned that as bad as he was feeling, he was happy that he had early voted.

I take that as at least a small consolation.

2020 just got even worse.

-FTC

Edit to add: that talk was virtual ...like almost every human contact these days it seems.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:43 PM

1. I'm so very sorry

Nt

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:43 PM

2. I'm very

sorry for your loss.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:44 PM

3. How horrible

I gather neither of you expected this to happen now. I'm so glad he voted.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:44 PM

4. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Such a hard thing to bear in the best of times which this clearly is not.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:45 PM

5. My deepest sympathies.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:46 PM

6. I dont know what to say other than sorry...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:46 PM

7. I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. May every good memory comfort you

and ease the sadness .

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:49 PM

9. Condolences to all . Take care . Yes 2020 Sucks . It's so good you spoke to each other yesterday

Hope the good memories help you in your grief

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:50 PM

10. I am so sorry

What a terrible loss

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:52 PM

11. I am so sorry to hear about your dear brother's sudden and unanticipated

death, as well as his senseless traumatic brain injury and its devastating consequences. It is definitely a comfort, albeit a small one, to know that he got to vote and the satisfaction he took in doing so! Please take care of yourself. Better days are ahead. Pick up the bright candle that your brother used to light his way and carry it forth in the world as he would have done. Let his memory and his example be an inspiration to you.


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:56 PM

12. So very sorry.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:58 PM

13. Condelences

Healing vibes on the way to you. 💗💗💗

I hope you find peace in your memories.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:02 PM

14. Sorry for your loss

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:06 PM

15. I am so sorry for your loss😿

I think it is good you didn't tell him about rbg

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:13 PM

16. OMG, I'm so sorry

What a heartache in an already heartbreaking year.

My deepest condolences to you and your loved ones. Please take care of yourself at the difficult time.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:15 PM

17. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you use the best of your brother

to guide you forward.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:18 PM

18. Sorry, FTC

Sending a hug

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:20 PM

19. Sending you love and peace...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:24 PM

20. My heart goes out to you. May your older brother Rest In Peace.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:25 PM

21. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:26 PM

22. I am so sorry.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:26 PM

23. As Queen Elizabeth said many years ago, this truly is an annus horribilis.

Iím so sorry for your loss. It seems that everyday something knocks us down, and then we get up and keep going. Iím so glad you were able to speak with your brother yesterday. Those conversations give a lot og memories. Take care of yourself and your family.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:27 AM

79. Ain't that the truth...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:30 PM

24. DANG! This shouldn't happen to anyone. So sorry for the family's loss...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:33 PM

25. No mere words will take away your pain so, I am very sorry.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:38 PM

26. There are no words

to take away the sorrow and pain. So sorry.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:43 PM

27. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:44 PM

28. I am so sorry.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:45 PM

29. So sorry for your loss.


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:47 PM

30. Deepest sympathy

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:48 PM

31. ((Fail))

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:50 PM

32. So sorry to hear this.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:51 PM

33. I'm so very sorry, FTC..





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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:51 PM

34. So sorry for your loss

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:52 PM

35. I'm so sorry 💔



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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:54 PM

36. I'm so very sorry. Your grief is double.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:55 PM

37. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Take care of yourself and your family.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:55 PM

38. Sorry for your loss.

Paz

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:56 PM

39. *hugs*

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:02 PM

40. So sorry for your loss.

But take comfort in you spoke with him yesterday and he Voted!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:05 PM

41. I'm so sorry for your terrible loss

May your brother cross gently.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:06 PM

42. Thought it couldn't get worse . . .

So very sorry. Hopefully your brother passed in peace.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:07 PM

43. Sorry for your loss FTC

So sorry...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:13 PM

44. I'm so sorry, FTC.

I'm very close to my brothers. Even though we're all middle aged, when we get together it's like we're teenagers again.

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:15 PM

45. Hugs and sympathy

I'm so sorry for your loss

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:20 PM

46. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Peace and comfort - and the genuine hope that things one day do get a little better for everyone.

Again - Iím sorry for your pain.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:22 PM

47. I am sorry.

2020 is the worst year I can remember.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:25 PM

48. Oh no

My condolences to you and your family. That's a lot to handle right now. Wishing you to have much strength through this.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:29 PM

49. Sad for your loss, but happy that you were close. Many DUers with you right now.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #49)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:44 PM

52. For years, I continue to be heartened by the empathy and kindness of DUers!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:30 PM

50. Peace be with you.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:31 PM

51. I am so, so sorry...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:56 PM

53. So sorry for your loss.

R I P

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:58 PM

54. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:58 PM

55. Condolences on the loss of your beloved brother.

Praying for you and your family. Take care.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:14 PM

56. Oh ....

I'm so sorry, FTC, for your pain and grief, how sorrows seem endless.


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:16 PM

57. I am profoundly sorry for your loss.

One wonders how much more our hearts can bear.

We are all here for you. Lean on us.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:18 PM

58. I'm so sorry, FTC.

May your brother rest in peace.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:29 PM

59. I'm so sorry for your loss.


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:30 PM

60. That's such profound sadness, out of love for your brother. Wishing you moments of peace

and comfort along the challenging path youíre on.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:40 PM

61. FTC, I am so very sorry.

I am glad you got to talk to him yesterday. Peace and strength to you and your family.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:43 PM

62. I'm so sorry.

yes, 2020 is the year that was and always will be. the worst, that is.
I can't address the possibility of 2021 being worse though i'm sure republicans are doing everything possible to make sure it is.

hugs to you and your family.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:57 PM

63. All my sympathies. nt

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:02 PM

64. I'm sorry for your loss

Please take care of yourself.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:06 PM

65. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother, FTC.

He sounded like a wonderful person. May he rest in peace.

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:21 PM

66. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:39 PM

67. Bless those we hold near and dear in our hearts in Jesus name we pray amen..............

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:47 PM

68. I am so sorry to hear about your brother's tragic assault

That is horrific, shocking, and so sad.
I am so sorry. no words.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:53 PM

69. SO sorry to hear this. : ( Strength to you.

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:12 PM

70. Accept my deepest sympathies.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:40 PM

71. I'm so very sorry.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:42 AM

72. Condolences...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:06 AM

74. So tragic...

Iím so sorry you lost your brother. Seems life is one tragedy after another these days.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:38 AM

75. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:34 AM

76. So very sorry for your loss.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:53 AM

77. My condolences on your brother's passing.

It does seem as if we are being tested. Some more than others. Peace to you and your family.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:25 AM

78. My condolences.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:33 AM

80. What a story! 2020 has been one hell of a nightmare year! So sorry to hear about the loss

of your brother!...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:31 PM

81. We can all honor his and RBG memories by voting (like your brother did, in voting early). I will...

of course vote as usual, but the memories of these two persons will give me an additional push to honor their memories.

May your brother rest in peace.

Regards and be strong.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:44 PM

82. So sorry

Let my first reply be to offer you condolences for the loss of your brother. My brother was everything to me, so I know how you are feeling as I lost mine too. Take comfort that he is sitting at the right hand of the Lord and he will be watching over you. Good things will come, just watch and see...

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 01:31 PM

83. My condolences for your loss. (eom)

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 01:48 PM

84. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sending virtual peaceful vibes. 💔

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 02:38 PM

85. My sincere sympathy on your brother's death.

I am so sorry for your loss. A blessing you could speak with him, double blessing he got to vote. Imagine him celebrating with RBG right now. 💙

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 02:53 PM

86. My deepest sympathy, FailureToCommunicate.

2020 has been so terrible, and now this awful loss for you.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:45 PM

87. So sorry for your loss



When you meet your brother again in heaven, you'll have a lot to talk about!

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