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0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
Today started out poorly.
My wife's mom passed away this morning.
She had a stroke a while back and had been going downhill since then.

And then, not even 30 minutes later, I found out that a man who was more or less a mentor to me when I was a young kid building engines, passed away this morning. He was a mentor to the local high school drag racing team and has always been a teacher of sorts, to guys building performance engines.
My brother in law and him were close friends and the two of them helped me become a mechanic.

Kind of a tough way to start a day.
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,039 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear that Tony.
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  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 1,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm sorry to hear that. I always try to focus on the positive aspects of the lives of lost loved ones and the memories of all their experiences we shared, helps me a bit to cope. I'm a bit like Yoda from Star Wars when it comes to mortality, so that's the best I can do I'm afraid.
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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 1,919 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tony, so sorry to hear about your losses. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I had a good mentor like that once who passed. I used to call him once a week when he moved to another state. I still find myself wanting to do that, and he has been gone 12 years.  Hang in there.
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  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,399 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry for your losses, Tony.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.
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  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tony,sorry for you and your families loss. 
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tony, that's rough, sorry for your loss.  I'll smoke one in honor of your MIL and your mentor tonight.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,164 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very sad for your losses.  There are no words that help, but words are all we have.
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  • Willy_MNWilly_MN Central MNPosts: 409 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry for your losses, Tony
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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 2,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tony sorry to hear of your losses I hope you find peace in knowing they are in a better place. Thoughts and prayers my friend 
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 4,757 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear this Tony
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 8,536 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Keeping you in my thoughts, Tony.
  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,943 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry for your loss Tony.
  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2019
    My condolences to you and both families Tony.
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  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,480 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rough day indeed.  Condolences to you and yours.
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