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Topic: OT It Seems Ironic (8 msgs / 216 lines)
1) From: Jeff Anderson
I was notified an hour or so ago that a cousin I am very close to passed 
away in her bed this afternoon. She was heartbroken over a recent 
divorce, and her home of many years had just been sold in settlement. 
There was no note, and no indication she intended to commit suicide, so 
at this point we suspect it may have been an accidentally-on-purpose 
sort of thing. The autopsy will give us a better picture, I'm sure. I 
had tried to help her through this, and others had too, but apparently 
it wasn't enough. Sometimes things are just out of our hands.
I've been following what's going on with Lynne's Sammy, and I just read 
about Sandy's husband. It seems kind of ironic that it's all happened 
over the last twenty four hours or so. I haven't said anything, but my 
thoughts have been with you Lynne. I don't know what I'd do without my 
Tillie (short for Matilda) and Josh. They're so much more than pets. 
They're my family. My thoughts are with you too, Sandy. I wish your 
husband a very speedy recovery.
Even though I've been on the list a very short time, it's comforting 
that you're here. It feels good to be able to share this with you. I 
wouldn't be able to if it wasn't so obvious that you care about each 
other deeply, and depend on each other a lot. I believe we're all 
connected in spirit, and I think we need each other more than we know a 
lot of the time. In my short time here I've managed to be a pain in the 
rear for at least couple of you, and I thank all of you for putting up 
with me. There has been a time or two I thought I'd be kicked off the 
list, and I'm grateful that I wasn't. I hope I can be as close to you 
someday as many of you have become to each other. 
Please send my cousin your thoughts and prayers. Her name is Caroline.
Jeff

2) From: Lynne
Oh, Jeff - I am so, so sorry...
Sometimes it really feels as though life is so out-of-our hands. I so often
feel that
every little thing that we do, has a result somewhere (the butterfly
effect), good or
bad. We try to do all we can - but no matter what, we have to remember that
we are
not all-powerful - that  sometimes bad stuff will happen, no matter how hard
we try -
and it isn't our fault.
Thank you for sharing with us. My prayers are with Caroline, you, and all
others in her
life who are feeling this loss.
Lynne
On Dec 14, 2007 11:24 PM, Jeff Anderson  wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Condolences Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are for you not your deceased
cousin. Caroline has moved on to a better plane of existence. A couple years
ago I lost my youngest brother to cancer, then my mother to cancer, then was
laid off from a long time IT career all in the same year. Took me a couple
years to wade back from various levels of depression and whatever else
financial disaster crap. Take care of yourself, Caroline is in good hands.
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4) From: Vicki Smith
My prayers are with you, Jeff. Losing someone to suicide is a very 
special kind of loss.
vicki
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5) From: Eddie Dove
"Sometimes things are just out of our hands."
Yes.  Prayers sent up for you.
Eddie
-- 
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
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6) From: Steven Van Dyke
So sorry to hear the news Jeff.
Your cousin may have died of 'broken heart syndrome' - people 
(especially women) really can die from shock / sorrow.  It interrupts 
their cardiac rhythms, making them unstable and subject to failure.
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7) From: Sandra Andina
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Jeff,
You and Caroline are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like a  
cliche, but there is such a strong mind-body connection that people  
can and do die of a "broken heart" with no pharmaceutical or other  
assistance.
Sandy
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Sandy Andina
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Jeff,You and Caroline are =
in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like a cliche, but there is such a =
strong mind-body connection that people can and do die of a "broken =
heart" with no pharmaceutical or other assistance. =
 Sandy
On Dec 14, 2007, at 10:24 PM, Jeff =
Anderson wrote:
I was notified an hour or so ago that a cousin I am very = close to passed away in her bed this afternoon. She was heartbroken over = a recent divorce, and her home of many years had just been sold in = settlement. There was no note, and no indication she intended to commit = suicide, so at this point we suspect it may have been an = accidentally-on-purpose sort of thing. The autopsy will give us a better = picture, I'm sure. I had tried to help her through this, and others had = too, but apparently it wasn't enough. Sometimes things are just out of = our hands. I've been following what's going on with Lynne's = Sammy, and I just read about Sandy's husband. It seems kind of ironic = that it's all happened over the last twenty four hours or so. I haven't = said anything, but my thoughts have been with you Lynne. I don't know = what I'd do without my Tillie (short for Matilda) and Josh. They're so = much more than pets. They're my family. My thoughts are with you too, = Sandy. I wish your husband a very speedy recovery. Even though = I've been on the list a very short time, it's comforting that you're = here. It feels good to be able to share this with you. I wouldn't be = able to if it wasn't so obvious that you care about each other deeply, = and depend on each other a lot. I believe we're all connected in spirit, = and I think we need each other more than we know a lot of the time. In = my short time here I've managed to be a pain in the rear for at least = couple of you, and I thank all of you for putting up with me. There has = been a time or two I thought I'd be kicked off the list, and I'm = grateful that I wasn't. I hope I can be as close to you someday as many = of you have become to each other. Please send my cousin your = thoughts and prayers. Her name is = Caroline. Jeff= __ homeroast mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-29-520921452--

8) From: Jeff Anderson
Thanks again for your thoughts, prayers, and kind words, everyone. 
Things are going as well as can be expected, and you've helped a great deal.
Jeff


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