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Offline ComingHome

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Is this a Little Strange?
« on: December 03, 2008, 11:11:40 AM »
I posted in the prayer forum about the death of my wife's grandmother today.  What is kind of odd is the timing.  Consider:

December 5, 2001 My maternal Grandfather died.
December 4, 2007 My paternal Grandfather died.
December 3, 2008 My wife's maternal Grandmother died.

I just found it kind of interesting if nothing else.  Anyone else have anything like this in your family?  Just wondering. :o  ??? Enquiring minds want to know--also, do you suppose I need to be cautious of December 2 next year? ???

Offline Marc Hanna

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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 11:20:17 AM »
Also intersting, my grandmother's sister died on my grandmother's birthday, then my grandmother died on her sister's birthday.  Nothing like a good death anecdote to start the day :D

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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 12:04:11 PM »
My grandmother (mother's side) died on the same day (tho many years apart) that my grandfather (her husband) died.
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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 12:59:11 PM »
My maternal grandfather died on his birthday, IIRC.  Memory eternal for all who have passed!
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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 01:38:35 PM »
Many of our wonderful/strange dates have coincided: my maternal uncle and I share a birthday, and my dad's youngest sister's is the day after; my sister's birthday was the day that her godfather died, and my one cousin's birthday became the day my maternal grandfather died; there are more, but I don't wish to bore y'all anymore than I already have.
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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 03:23:17 PM »
Fwiw, St. Justin Popovich also died on his birthday-- a strange coincidence, but I don't think it's more than that. :)

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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 05:31:29 PM »
My Mother and Father died a year and a day apart, which is wonderful because we can commemorate them every year together in the same Memorial Service.
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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 01:06:45 AM »
Two of my daughters both had hamsters that died at the same time. :)

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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 06:33:54 PM »
My father, his granddaughter Tiffany and her little girl (his great-granddaughter) all share the same birthday. . . along with my best friend EofK. No way I'm ever going to forget her birthday. ;)

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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 11:58:15 PM »
Fwiw, St. Justin Popovich also died on his birthday-- a strange coincidence, but I don't think it's more than that. :)


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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 03:34:56 AM »
On a happier note (I hope):
My son was born June 8.
I was born on January 8.
My father born August 8.
His father born October 8.
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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 07:03:47 AM »
I posted in the prayer forum about the death of my wife's grandmother today.  What is kind of odd is the timing.  Consider:

December 5, 2001 My maternal Grandfather died.
December 4, 2007 My paternal Grandfather died.
December 3, 2008 My wife's maternal Grandmother died.

I just found it kind of interesting if nothing else.  Anyone else have anything like this in your family?  Just wondering. :o  ??? Enquiring minds want to know--also, do you suppose I need to be cautious of December 2 next year? ???

First, my prayers for you and your family on your recent loss.

Second, I'd be playing those numbers for a while.

PB

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Re: Is this a Little Strange?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2008, 04:49:23 PM »
My paternal grandfather (I'm named after him btw) died on my 9th birthday. My maternal grandfather died on Christmas eve of 2001.
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Ὁπλιτικῆς φάλαγγος οἰκεῖον μέλος
ὁ τοῦ βάρους σὺ κλῆσιν εἰληφῶς φέρεις.
Ἧχον τὸν ἁπλοῦν τὸν βάρους ἐπώνυμον
ὁ τοὺς λογισμοὺς ἐν βοαῖς μισῶν φιλεῖ.
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Ὧν ποικίλος δὲ τοὺς ἁπλούς ἔχεις φίλους.