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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:36 AM

Well... my youngest cousin just died from the cursed virus...

He was a bit of a lost soul until about 10 years ago when he turned his life around. Now this.

Whilst he suffered from alcohol addiction in his past, he was an adventurer and spent many years up in Alaska.

The details are still sketchy, but it appears that he was in hospital regarding issues with his liver (Not surprising). But while there, he was infected with the virus. They moved him into ICU, but he was not strong enough to fight it.

Our emergency care teams MUST have the necessary protective gear - not only for themselves, but also for those they care for.

His death is on Trump's and every Republican's hands.

For me, I'm here in the UK - comforted by my isolation here in a currently sleepy Cotswolds town. While my hometown of Detroit seems to be hit very hard.

As to my cousin Rex - May he cherish his final voyage on the family Moki...

(I'm not usually one to express emotion openly, but right now I'm rather pissed off - thanks for listening)

EDIT: Thank you to everyone who has passed on their thoughts. When I respond to one of you, I am responding to ALL! Thank you!

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Reply Well... my youngest cousin just died from the cursed virus... (Original post)
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 OP
CottonBear Mar 2020 #1
BatteriesNotNeeded Mar 2020 #2
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #3
ZZenith Mar 2020 #4
DarthDem Mar 2020 #5
safeinOhio Mar 2020 #6
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #7
pnwest Mar 2020 #8
Cha Mar 2020 #9
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #10
Cha Mar 2020 #13
BatteriesNotNeeded Mar 2020 #54
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #11
monmouth4 Mar 2020 #12
pnwmom Mar 2020 #14
barbtries Mar 2020 #15
Hanzzy72 Mar 2020 #16
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #17
Scarsdale Mar 2020 #21
MFM008 Mar 2020 #18
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #19
icymist Mar 2020 #20
Rainbow Droid Mar 2020 #22
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #23
Rainbow Droid Mar 2020 #42
gademocrat7 Mar 2020 #24
Aussie105 Mar 2020 #25
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #28
TEB Mar 2020 #26
Aussie105 Mar 2020 #27
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #29
Bigredhunk Mar 2020 #30
Lonestarblue Mar 2020 #31
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #36
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2020 #32
zbird Mar 2020 #33
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #37
SergeStorms Mar 2020 #34
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #38
Granny M Mar 2020 #35
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #39
Bluethroughu Mar 2020 #40
sinkingfeeling Mar 2020 #41
littlemissmartypants Mar 2020 #43
Firestorm49 Mar 2020 #44
CountMyVote4Reality Mar 2020 #45
kag Mar 2020 #46
Layzeebeaver Mar 2020 #47
sdfernando Mar 2020 #48
demmiblue Mar 2020 #49
Karadeniz Mar 2020 #50
defacto7 Mar 2020 #51
Upthevibe Mar 2020 #52
proud patriot Mar 2020 #53
Nululu Mar 2020 #55
Layzeebeaver Apr 2020 #56

Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:41 AM

1. That is so sad. My condolences. N/T

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:42 AM

2. I am sorry for your loss

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:44 AM

3. I am so sorry.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:46 AM

4. Sorry to hear about your cousin.

Glad he got to experience Alaska while he was here and that he had family who cared about him.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:05 AM

5. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

May your cousin rest in peace.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:05 AM

6. My heart goes out to you and your family.

It is moving closer and closer to everyone.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:17 AM

7. Yes it is...

and thank you safeinOhio - and to everyone who has lent their emotional ear.

We need to support each other - this is the tip of the iceberg...

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:17 AM

8. Deepest sympathies.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:21 AM

9. Mahalo for sharing your

personal story with us, Layzeebeaver.

I'm so sorry for your loss.. May your cousin, Rex, Rest in Peace

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:24 AM

10. Thanks Cha

all these responses together create a large emotional hug.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:37 AM

13. I know exactly what you mean..

we lost our sister the day after Christmas in San Diego.. shockingly. She was in rehab recovering from a fractured hip. She was in there so long and feeling worse and worse and they said it was pneumonia.. but now a couple of her friends and another sister are wondering if it was the CV.

I don't know but just know it helps to talk about our loss.. it's great comfort.

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:34 PM

54. that would make you think she had covid19

I am so sorry for your loss. I would be gutted losing my dear sis.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:30 AM

11. My Condolences on your loss

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:31 AM

12. Sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:51 AM

14. I am so very sorry for your family's loss.

And all the families that are suffering right now, in so many ways.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:53 AM

15. I am so sorry.

RIP

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:53 AM

16. I'm sorry for your loss.

We are all here for you if you need support. Stay safe and stay strong!

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Response to Hanzzy72 (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:57 AM

17. Thank you Han, and thank you everyone

All is as expected at this time. We all just need to perseveare thru this.

Grief takes many forms. Mine at the moment is absolute anger at the human stain currently infesting the White House.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:10 AM

21. Deepest sympathy.

You are certainly in a nice place, the Cotswolds. My father always wanted to retire there. He originally wanted to buy a pub there, but my mother said he would drink all the profits, so no chance. Glad your cousin fought his demons and won, so he experienced a sober life for several years. I blame tRump for this epidemic, too. So much more could have been done, if only we had intelligent, caring people in the top offices in this country. Instead we are saddled with the DREGS, starting at the "top". Too many decent people are losing their lives to this.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:58 AM

18. So sorry

💛🌹🌻

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:05 AM

19. Thanks MFM

The surreal part of this whole affair is that I am unable to return to the states for any memorial due to general travel restrictions.

Life will need to rebalance in many ways once this has passed...

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:06 AM

20. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:15 AM

22. My thoughts are with you today. I hope you can find peace.

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Response to Rainbow Droid (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:19 AM

23. Thanks Rainbow, My family is at peace with the loss...

...however, we are not at peace with the circumstances.

As all of us are across the country...

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:38 AM

42. Fully understand and agree. You and your family are not alone.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:27 AM

24. Condolences on the loss of your cousin.

Take care.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:27 AM

25. After the Spanish flu subsided

most of the survivors knew someone who had perished. Be it father, mother, son, daughter, cousin, neighbor . . .

Is this the new reality the world will face in the future?

To those who have experienced it, the personal pain of suddenly losing someone you knew brings the reality home. The feelings cannot be described to someone who has not gone through the same.

Thanks for sharing Layzeebeaver. May this be the only loss you suffer in these trying times.

Be careful, be safe out there, all of you.



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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:34 AM

28. Thanks Mate!

That means a lot

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:29 AM

26. Hugs

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Response to TEB (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:31 AM

27. Not allowed!

Maintain that social distancing!

Any elbow bumps offered will be gratefully accepted, I'm sure.

EDIT: Sorry for the misplaced levity in my post. I'm sure there will be many more threads like this one in the future.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:36 AM

29. Sadly not even that.

Let's stay 6ft away.

Next year at this time we should all create the most massive group hug imaginable - if we are allowed.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:37 AM

30. Sorry

Thinking of you and your family.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:45 AM

31. So sorry for you and your family.

I suspect that this virus may touch many of us here before it has run its course.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:22 AM

36. So true

We have no real idea yet as to how deeply this crisis will impact each of us.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:46 AM

32. Hugs.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:53 AM

33. I am so sorry Layzeebeaver.

Much love to you and your family.

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Response to zbird (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:23 AM

37. Thank you!

It means alot

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:10 AM

34. My condolences to you and the family.

Unfortunately there are going to be many more posts like these.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #34)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:24 AM

38. That's right

And we all need to stay vigilant.

Keeping steadfast in our compliance with the physical distancing policies...

And keeping steadfast in our social and emotional support for one another.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:16 AM

35. So very sorry, Layzeebeaver.

So heartbreaking.

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Response to Granny M (Reply #35)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:25 AM

39. Thanks granny

Our hearts will heal.

Letís hope our society will heal as well.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:30 AM

40. I'm sorry about your cousin

You are not alone in your anger. The GOP has blood on its hands, and some how there will need to be accountability.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:34 AM

41. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:50 AM

43. Condolences, Layzeebeaver.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:10 AM

44. So sorry for your loss. Nobody can feel the pain you are experiencing.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:21 AM

45. Sorry for your loss. I share your rage, but let's temper it for now while we grieve our loved ones.

Justice must come. That is when our rage will see to it.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 11:55 AM

46. So sorry, Layzeebeaver.

I just found out a friend's mother passed a couple of days ago. Not sure if it was CV, but I can assume.

This thing will touch all of us, and I believe we can all blame the GOP the deaths of our loved ones. They are murderers in my opinion, and should be punished with more than just losing their jobs (though that should be the FIRST thing).

BTW, I fully concur with your sig line. I feel exactly the same way.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:07 PM

47. Thanks Kag

Much appreciated

And to all who shared thoughts here.

kindest regards to all

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 01:12 PM

48. I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin Rex

Hope his journey is peaceful.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 03:28 PM

49. ...


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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:04 PM

50. Thinking of your family and their loss...thanks for letting us know.❤

We lived in Longworth and Dun's Tew. Miss it a lot.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:05 PM

51. ...

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:02 AM

52. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss....I think my

sadness also quickly joins with my anger as well....

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 01:20 AM

53. Everyone here

on Cassandra farms offers our sincere condolences and Hugs ..

so sorry

me ka pule a me ka aloha menemene

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 08:48 PM

55. So sorry for your loss

One more of the thousands our dumpster fire in chief has on his hands.

My condolences to your family when you can't be there to comfort them.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 05:07 AM

56. A special thank you to everyone here

Your messages mean a lot.

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