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To absent friends

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:04 am

Today can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones, especially around this time of year, or during 2018 as it will be their first Christmas without them.

So I'm just raising a virtual glass and want to say, "To absent friends".
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Post by Bosscat » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:45 am

Absent Friends

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Post by PaintYorkClaretnBlue » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:54 am

Absent friends

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Post by BennyD » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:58 am

Absent friends.

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Post by tiger76 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:59 am

Absent friends.

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Post by JohnMac » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:33 pm

Absent friends everywhere.

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Post by Fretters » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:54 pm

Absent friends.

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Post by Ptangyangkipperbang » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Just raised a bottle and a little thought to all absent friends

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Post by Dazzler » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:50 pm

Absent Friends..and Enemies
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Post by Lord Beamish » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:16 pm

Absinthe Friends!
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Post by mdd2 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:47 pm

Time heals but always leaves a scar, the size of which relates to the loss in my experience. To absent friends and family.

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Post by Jimmymaccer » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Not absent yet, but very difficult at the mo......my mum has pancreatic cancer, and was given 8 weeks, which is today.

She’s determined, got dressed up and gone out for lunch (lives in Spain)........I’ve been flying out, back, out.....

Puts things into perspective, love mum so much despite the fact I’m an old bloke myself......god bless her.

And to all of you missing loved ones...............they were all so precious.

But, truly hope you all have a special day today...............
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Post by Healeywoodclaret » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:13 pm

Not going to lie JM it's really difficult losing a parent. Cherish your mum for as long as you can.

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Post by Claretnick » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:29 pm

Absent friends and loved ones.....kind thoughts to you and your mum JM

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Post by Hroogar » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:15 pm

FactualFrank wrote:Today can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones, especially around this time of year, or during 2018 as it will be their first Christmas without them.

So I'm just raising a virtual glass and want to say, "To absent friends".

Thank you FF, lost my Mum after dinner on Christmas Day some years ago..........it still hurts.

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Post by Steve1956 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Hroogar wrote:Thank you FF, lost my Mum after dinner on Christmas Day some years ago..........it still hurts.
My thoughts are with you today Hroogar,what a sad story.

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Post by Hroogar » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:22 pm

Steve1956 wrote:My thoughts are with you today Hroogar,what a sad story.
Thanks Steve, that means a lot, Happy Christmas to you.

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Post by Vino blanco » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:51 pm

Does this include Kevin?

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Post by TheFamilyCat » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:13 pm

Vino blanco wrote:Does this include Kevin?
Absent friends not effing useless ones.

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Post by FactualFrank » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:42 pm

Hroogar wrote:Thank you FF, lost my Mum after dinner on Christmas Day some years ago..........it still hurts.
I lost my mum on the 11th December 2001. Just 12 days before my 22nd birthday and 2 weeks before Christmas. So Christmas always has the lack of a real Christmas feeling and I expect it always will.

Somebody said time heals. I disagree, because there can always be a time when you have a moment to yourself. Time just helps you learn to no longer make it the front of your memory 24/7. Family is big at this time though, so I do feel for those who have nothing. It shouldn't be like that.

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Post by mdd2 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:09 am

FactualFrank wrote:I lost my mum on the 11th December 2001. Just 12 days before my 22nd birthday and 2 weeks before Christmas. So Christmas always has the lack of a real Christmas feeling and I expect it always will.

Somebody said time heals. I disagree, because there can always be a time when you have a moment to yourself. Time just helps you learn to no longer make it the front of your memory 24/7. Family is big at this time though, so I do feel for those who have nothing. It shouldn't be like that.
My meaning precisely FF the scar is always there and the size relates to the loss be it parent, child, partner or friend.
Not lost a partner but the loss of a child is by far the biggest hit I have taken. Loss of parents and friends, pales in comparison.

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Post by beddie » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:25 am

Christmas can be a happy time for many and a sad time for others. I too lost a dear friend around this time last year and after being down in the dumps for many months decided I was going to stop that and think about all the great times we shared growing up. I know he wouldn't want me or anyone being sad, only happy. So for everyone that's lost someone close just think about those happy times, you can't beat wonderful memories. I'm sure they too would have wanted you to do that.

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Post by Corky » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:15 am

My Mum died in September this year. She was 95 and thankfully hadn't suffered from any serious illness prior to her death. I am surprised by how much I still think about her. Something will come on the news about the North West or such like (weather etc) and I will say.. Oh I must ring Mum to see how she is getting on. And of course there is no Mum to ring anymore.

I suppose she was such an ever presence in my life that I thought she would live forever.

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