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Old 08-16-2009, 10:28 AM   #41
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... did you ever get an idea of why he didn't want to communicate with you or DW soon after the stroke? Did that change?
No, we never fully understood his ability to comprehend the world around him. At times he would respond to a question or comment with a nod or a smile, at other times only a blank stare. We never knew if those blank stares were a lack of understanding or a lack of interest in communicating.
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Please accept my condolences for your family's loss.
He must have been quite a person to sit and have a cold beer and a good long talk with.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:35 PM   #44
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My condolences too. Especially to your DW. My wife's dad died 8 years ago and she still misses him every day.
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Sorry for your loss. It's sad to lose the oldsters. Missing MIL who died 4 months ago at 94.8.
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It's sad to lose the oldsters. Missing MIL who died 4 months ago at 94.8.
Yes, it is. My mother died two weeks before her 98th birthday, two years ago. I still think about her every day and miss her.
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Sorry for your loss. Sounds like the kind of guy who would not want to live in that condition. Best of luck to your family.
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Wow rewahoo, I never saw the original thread till now, but must say you have been on quite a journey. So sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had a great experience in knowing him and he had you and your DW and other family by him thru the ordeal. The RV next to the nursing home takes it to a whole new level! He definitely sounds like a character and will be missed by those who knew him...
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:57 PM   #49
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Vaya con Dios, vaquero to your FIL, and all the best to you and your family, REW. It is always tough to lose a loved one, especially one as tough as your FIL.

Thanks for sharing him with us.
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