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Thread: Myrna Passed Away 5:40 this a.m.

  1. #1
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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    Myrna Passed Away 5:40 this a.m.

    The title really says it all.

    I am handling it much better than I thought I would. Most of that is because, over the years, Myrna and I have discussed what we would do and what we would need to do when the other passed away. It sounds cold, however, we fully realize that death is a part of life. For example, she wanted her body given to Loma Linda Medical School. I knew this. I had the phone number. I did not have to try and figure out what to do---we had already decided.

    Myrna had a file folder that told us guys where all of the papers were filed, what bills would need to be paid, etc. I VERY STRONGLY recommend that all of you do these things. It makes it so much easier on the spouse who still lives and is not thinking too well at the moment. If you have not done it yet, DO IT NOW!

    Glenn has been a tremendous help. Greg would have been also, however he and his son were sick and were invited to stay away so none of us would get it. We definitely did not need illness added on top of the other things to take care of.

    I have had 67 years of living with a wonderful woman. I cannot get upset because nature acts like nature and terminates us all in death.

    Thanks to all of you my friends,
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  2. #2
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Jim, I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Over the years hearing you speak of Myrna, I've felt I've gotten to know her though your stories about your life together. Your advice is appreciated and will be followed. We're here if you need to bend an ear.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word boo. Robert Brault

  3. #3
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    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI

    Myrna Passed Away 5:40 this a.m.


    I am so very sorry. You are correct, having talked about it ahead of time and knowing what needed to be done is a great comfort. Having been there I know this. My thoughts, prayers, and sympathies go out to you and your family.
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    We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will. - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    I am glad you have a plan and are able to move forward. In your many years together they are many memories. Cherish each of them. Share them with us if you are able and want to. So few relationships endure for such a long time. You know you have been very blessed. My sincere sympathies, Jim, and Glenn and Greg. You had a great Mom and wife for all I could see and hear. I know how hard it is to lose Mom. I was there just a couple of months ago. You are also blessed with your family here. Though we don't know Greg, we'll just adopt him. Know in your hearts we all care deeply.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

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    Carol Reed

  5. #5
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Jim, my heart goes out to all three of you Bradley men. Based on what I've read here, it seems Myrna was a very special wife and mother. May the fond memories of your lives together fill any emptiness you may be feeling. We're here if you need anything.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
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    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Jim, I don't know what to say other than, "I am so sorry". The other posts really have summed it all up so won't repeat it. I'm sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling. Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


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    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Jim, I am at a loss for words, I am so sorry. Remember the good, forget the bad and time will heal the wounds.
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  8. #8
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Jim and Glenn I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that the thoughts and prayers of my family are with you.
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  9. #9
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    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Godspeed Myrna!

    Thanks for the advice about preparing, I know I've thought long and hard about my situation being that I live in a foreign country and a foreign culture, have to think about it some more.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  10. #10
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    Oct 2007
    Nova Scotia, 45N 64W
    I am so sorry for your loss, Jim. You, Glenn and Greg are all in our prayers at this sad, difficult time.

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