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A week ago I posted that my sister had passed of cancer.

Thanks to all for the responses and support. DU has been my go to for information, inspiration, and support. Thank you.

My little sister died yesterday. She was 58. Pancreatic cancer. I turned 65 the day before that.

Cancer has turned into a family thing. My dad died at 65 of lung cancer. My oldest brother died at 56 of multiple myeloma. A sister 3 years older than me was just treated for breast cancer. My family just seems prone to the nastiest of cancers.

Every time I had to read about an anti vaxer or an anti masker I became very angry. My 2 sisters and a brother who went through a series of strokes were in and out of hospitals throughout the worse of the pandemic. Every time someone here posted about losing a family member to covid I cried for them.

We all have our own experience through all of this. While raised to be tolerant of others, I no longer have extended it to republicans. I will be polite but I will not be silent. I hope my intolerance of republicans intolerance makes a difference. We are watching "A Small Light" about the people who defied the Nazis in WWII and helped Anne Frank and her family. It is inspiring.

My family is all democrats. I don't remember ever being told how to vote or even much political discussion in my large family of 7 kids. We were encouraged not to argue politics or religion. Raised to be accepting of others and to embrace our differences. I am lucky we have no Trumpers in my family. But I think my family has reached its limit. A few weeks ago we all got together for the first time in years. My sister wanted one last gathering. And I could feel the frustration simmering in my stoic family.

We did talk religion and politics. We are all angry about anti everything. I have lots of teachers in my family and they were telling me about their live shooter plans for their schools. We talked about Ron Johnson and what an idiot he is. We discussed Medicare for all and what a fight it is to get treatments ok'd by insurance companies. And how both sisters had to fight said companies while also fighting cancer. We talked about how hard it is for our kids to purchase homes.

And I will tell you, none if us blamed anyone in the democratic party. And my usually calm family is angry. And that anger is focused on republicans.

Thank you for letting me vent.

I turned 65 yesterday, so I am now considered elderly.

I have found that my heating pad and my back scratcher are very helpful. I look forward to finding more help for my quickly aging body. And cutting out most news is good for my zen. I hope everyone finds something that makes life easier and happier.

I went out in public today. For the first time since my last booster.

I needed to get glasses while I still have eyeglass insurance. Turning 65 in May. So the first thing I see was a huge yard sign for Dan Kelly for WI supreme court. Got to eye appointment, and while there 2 people covered in 2nd amendment hoodies with the cross rifle tag came in.

I then went to look at a senior apartment as the complex we have lived in for 6 years raises our rent by $300.00 per month. They have raised it 50.00 per month each year for the past 6 years. We have never missed a payment and are really good tenants. I guess that is not enough.

I had my husband bring me home, sore tired and discouraged. And to the news of another school shooting.

I have given up watching the news, pretty much keeping up to date with links on DU. And all I could think was people say don't shoot the messenger.

Well, I think the messenger has to do better at how they are approaching shootings, in particular school shootings.

Because the messengers are not getting shot, the children are.

It is almost like the Republicans want the country distracted from a truly horrible

day 2 years ago.
Posted by BoomaofBandM | Wed Jan 4, 2023, 05:19 PM (1 replies)
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