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March 26th, 2017 at 05:51 pm

We had a tragic death in our family last week. Suicide.

For all the mood disorders in my family, this is the first "successful" suicide I am aware of, in any of our families.

Is not anyone I was close to, but my family is very large and far away. Probably closest to my age (a little younger) and someone I clicked with more than most in my family.

Way too young and way too soon.

I haven't dealt much at all with death. But I saw today they were collecting money for the kids' college funds (in lieu of flowers). I am sure it is not expected at all, but I will send $50. We are in a place in our lives where I wouldn't think twice about sending money in this cases. & it really is just an "in lieu of flowers" thing. (It's not random asking for money, which my family would probably never do).

Since I don't think I've ever written a check for a funeral before, I was going to ask about the proper amount, but I think I am at peace with this. We weren't close enough to warrant a bigger amount, and I know this family doesn't need the money, so all of that factors into my decision. (He was single and his parents are in a financial position to handle a *very* unexpected funeral).

Sad to say this may be my first check of this nature, but unfortunately not the last. (Well, I'd be happy if this was the last suicide I ever have to hear about, but death itself seems pretty inevitable).

12 Responses to “Death”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    I'm so very sorry {{hugs}}

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Suicide is hard to understand, but it is grief all the same.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    I'm so sorry. Frown

  4. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so sorry.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Very sorry for your loss, thoughts are with you & your family.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. Even if you are far away, it is still a jolt to the family. My condolences.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    That's rough. My thoughts are with you.

  8. debtfreeme Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. tabs Says:

    Oh wow, that is very tragic indeed.

  10. monkeymama Says:

    Thank you, everyone.

  11. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family.

  12. frugaltexan75 Says:

    So sorry for your loss {{hugs}}

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