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My Mom died Friday, funeral home says we can't have a funeral
« on: October 26, 2020, 11:52:27 AM »
I'm moving this from the covid thread in health. As I didn't want to derail that thread, it was just relating what the funeral home was saying and Sam had posted something that's too long to get into in that thread. 

My mom died Friday afternoon, not from covid. She was 80. Smoked a lot till about 8 years ago, Had a triple by-pass 7, never felt right afterwards. The funeral home is telling us the state (wi) is telling them that they can't have a funeral, as there's a local outbreak, but of course when pressed on numbers, they won't say.

Quote from: doc henderson on Sun Oct 25 2020 19:49:45 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)
Very sorry to hear that Sedge.


Thanks Doc. We knew it was coming, but at least we don't think she suffered. My brother in law came home from work and he found her slumped over in her chair. Tried CPR and called 911, but she had gone already. 

Quote from: samandothers on Mon Oct 26 2020 10:00:43 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)
Sorry to hear of your loss.  It is difficult I imagine to not be able to gather with family and grieve and comfort one another.

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Re: My Mom died Friday, funeral home says we can't have a funeral
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 12:17:16 PM »
Sedgehammer. Sorry for your loss. My wife's last aunt passed away a couple weeks ago a non covid death also. A funeral or viewing wasn't allowed. Only a short grave side service of only  close family with mask and every one six feet apart. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 12:29:51 PM »
@samandothers I wish it was that way Sam. Family can be really cruel. I haven't talked to several of my family members in years. Some decades. They don't like me much or even my wife and little kids.

My family has cost me in direct payments, businesses given and lost revenue from patents that they took the money for filling them over $15 million conservatively and some of them will tell you to my face that i owe them money.

My one brother who got the family farm, I gave him and his wife nearly $100K when they were farming to help them out, plus 1,000's of hours of free labor and gave him a business after he sold his farm that wood generate $150k a year, he ran it into the ground. They stayed in my 4,300 sq ft house in WI rent free for over 2 years and at every family gettogether she (sister in law) keeps telling the 'family' how much I owe them and how i cheated them.

The other brother I gave him $60k to do the patent work on a piece of equipment I built had designed.  He had a good friend that had several patents at the time and they were going to do all the work to get it done. I needed drawings and stuff like that and my brother was good at it, so.... Well he spent it on a get rich quick scheme. Plus i left him with a business that generated over a million the year before.  He went bankrupt in a little over a year. I gave him $350k for some land investment, he lost that also. plus I still help him out from time to time when he gets in a bind. He's the one that does the SketchUp drawings of the things I posted here. We still get along, even though. Plus there are several smaller things.

Then there's my sister. Well i married her husbands only sister. Was my starter marriage. Well caught her in bed with another guy 3 kids and 4 years later. I got full custody, so I can't go around their place anymore.

That's just my direct family.....

I know some of you'll ask why. yeah, I ask myself that also. Only thing I can directly say is my family was everything to me. You need something, use whatever you need. I just always thought it went both ways. My house in WI when I built it is was made big for family get togethers. I put in a volleyball pit, basketball court, pond for fishing. House had 2 kitchens. Then when I'd set up a party, they wouldn't come. I could never figure it out. well my wife says she thinks it's jealousy and that's why they treat her and our kids the way they do. Also I'm the youngest boy. I looked up to my older brothers. Especially the youngest one. He was a stud in sports, straight a's in school, voted best lookin guy in his class, had women falling all over him...... anyways, my fault in the end.

I'll miss my mom. We were close. I was about the only one that wood call her on a regular basis. I have a voicemail of her from a year ago. I'll keep that as long as i can. I prefer to have the memory of her alive. plus I don't care to have a bunch of fake BS warm feelings that will be gone the moment the people leave, so I'd not go to the funeral anyways. When my dad died in 89 I was in Oregon. They gave me 2 days to get home and if I didn't make it, they weren't delaying the funeral. Said it wood be too close to CHRISTmas. He died on the 12th. I drove through a blizzard in the mountains and was driving 90 mph to catch up and just made it in time.  Weird part was they weren't very close to him, we were like best friends.

That's enough of a rant for now. I just wish people weren't so mean and cruel.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 03:18:15 PM »
Sedgehammer. Sorry for your loss. My wife's last aunt passed away a couple weeks ago a non covid death also. A funeral or viewing wasn't allowed. Only a short grave side service of only  close family with mask and every one six feet apart.
Thanks Hedge. This is really affecting families in so many ways. None good. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 04:04:44 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 04:25:57 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 06:21:52 PM »
Sorry for your loss Sedgehammer.
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 06:26:16 PM »
Sorry for your loss Sedgehammer.
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 06:31:46 PM »
My condolences on the loss of your Mom,

thoughts and prayers,

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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 06:50:39 PM »
Sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 06:57:51 PM »
Sorry for the loss of your mom sedgehammer.It is sad but family really knowhow push buttons .But you have a very big family here on the forestry forum and we have your back.

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2020, 07:11:40 PM »
Sorry for the loss of your mom sedgehammer.It is sad but family really knowhow push buttons .But you have a very big family here on the forestry forum and we have your back.
My condolences on the loss of your Mom,

thoughts and prayers,

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Sorry for your loss.

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Re: My Mom died Friday, funeral home says we can't have a funeral
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2020, 09:18:25 PM »
Hammer,

   My heart goes out to you in this time of trial made worse by the pandemic and other issues you mention. We just lost my wife's oldest brother this month but fortunately we were able to go to a small memorial service. I hope there can be healing during this time of loss.
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2020, 10:24:55 PM »
I'm sorry for your loss, these times can make it so much harder. We've been unable to be with friends in grief during this and it is tough. I hope your family can find peace.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2020, 10:26:22 PM »
Sedge, sorry to hear this news.  I had an uncle who passed earlier in the year in California and no services were allowed for him either.  
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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2020, 11:07:22 PM »
Sorry your family have acted the way they have.  Glad you had a good relationship with your mom and hope those happy memories will bring you some comfort.

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 11:19:03 PM »
Thoughts and prayers as you go through these times. Remeber the good of your Mother and the family. 
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2020, 07:37:41 AM »
I can relate sedge.  My father and grandmother raised me.  Back in august massachusetts put in a travel ban that prevented me and the kids from going up to a wedding i was in, and seeing her for the last time.  She would have been proud to see what shed be leaving behind.   passed on 2 mondays ago at 96, God bless her.  


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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2020, 07:45:35 AM »
So sorry to hear about your loss
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2020, 07:50:27 AM »
Thanks Sawmiller, Don, South, Sam, Stephen, Mike, 51cub. 

luckily we still hang with friends down here. It's slowly spreading and life has pretty much returned to normal here for the most part. Yesterday it was .6% DOD

For you guys that smoke, please stop. I know it's hard, but it's gonna get you. she most likely would've still been here if it wasn't for that. 

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2020, 10:20:21 AM »
Hammer.

    That's what got my BIL. It took my dad's larynx and the last 15-18 years of his life he just had to write notes as he could not talk or use the devices to talk (They worked a few years then he got scar tissue in his throat). I think of how proud he would have been to see the man and woman my kids have become and their kids. He was smoking 3-4 packs a day till the throat cancer hit.
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2020, 10:33:51 AM »
Hammer.

    That's what got my BIL. It took my dad's larynx and the last 15-18 years of his life he just had to write notes as he could not talk or use the devices to talk (They worked a few years then he got scar tissue in his throat). I think of how proud he would have been to see the man and woman my kids have become and their kids. He was smoking 3-4 packs a day till the throat cancer hit.
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2020, 07:32:46 PM »
Sorry for your loss.
It's even harder with the family issues.
Even though I haven't met everyone on the FF I consider them like family.
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2020, 09:28:49 PM »
Sorry for your loss.
It's even harder with the family issues.
Even though I haven't met everyone on the FF I consider them like family.
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« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2020, 02:22:21 AM »
I just remembered something as a kid. First time my family was mean to me that I can remember.

I was 5 or 6. My dad kept me out of school to go with him and my mom to farmer appreciation day at a local Case dealership. They had a drawing for some gifts. I was the only kid, so they had me pull the names out of one of those things you turn that is a cage. I think my dad got a grease gun. Well at the end they gave me a 1370 Case with duals and a cab toy tractor. I didn't really care for real case tractors, but I sure was proud of that. That was in the winter. I remember the cold and snow. So I might have been 6. Well anyways that summer I had a play area in the dirt right next to the granary. The granary was up on a rock foundation, but had gaps. One of these gaps was my shed. it was also near the gas and diesel fuel pumps, so the ground was bare. I had that tractor 'plowing' on the outside edge of the fuel tank area. My uncle came over from his farm right next door to borrow a piece of equipment (the haybine I think) with the Super MTA. I was under the granary when he pulled in, so he didn't see me. I watched as he was driving past where i was playing and he turned last minute to move over 5' to run over my tractor and then I saw a grin on his face. That *pithed me off.

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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2020, 09:49:04 AM »
 That would'a pithed me off too. I'm just getting caught up here,had to go thru new treatments. I want to say I'm sorry your mom passed.
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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2020, 09:56:42 AM »
That would'a pithed me off too. I'm just getting caught up here,had to go thru new treatments. I want to say I'm sorry your mom passed.
Yeah it did. I had forgotten about it, lost many memories when i hit my head, but out of the blue it popped back up. weird. 
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2020, 06:17:24 PM »
Sort for you loss.

I wonder if your local clergy could do a private service to honour your Mom for you and your family.

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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2020, 04:05:14 AM »
Sort for you loss.

I wonder if your local clergy could do a private service to honour your Mom for you and your family.
Thanks.
I'm sure there could be, but my mom was living with my sister and her husband and I haven't even been told by either of them. I had to find it out 2nd hand. she also did the obit, didn't check any of it with anyone and it's wrong and it says a celebration of life will be done at a later time due to covid.

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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2020, 09:44:40 AM »
Sorry for your loss, Sledgehammer.  Some of my siblings don't share news either. 
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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2020, 10:44:47 AM »
My mom didn't want a full on funeral, she said a family gathering would be fine with her. Of course my sister had to organize a public memorial, I had to fly down on short notice if I wanted to attend! If I didn't no matter to her. Typical ::)
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2020, 07:20:20 PM »
My folks wanted to be cremated and their ashes spread on the beach at Cape Cod where they had good memories.  One sibling decided a dark niche in a columbarium in Arlington National Cemetery was a better place.  I kind of gave up on them then...
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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2020, 10:30:50 PM »
My folks wanted to be cremated and their ashes spread on the beach at Cape Cod where they had good memories.  One sibling decided a dark niche in a columbarium in Arlington National Cemetery was a better place.  I kind of gave up on them then...
Sorry for your loss, Sledgehammer.  Some of my siblings don't share news either.  

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I hear ya. I don't know why people need to be like that. I guess it gives them power they think. I've told my wife I want to be smoked and 1/2 my ashes buried with her when she passes and the other 1/2 to be spread in a few different places. 

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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2020, 10:33:18 PM »
My mom didn't want a full on funeral, she said a family gathering would be fine with her. Of course my sister had to organize a public memorial, I had to fly down on short notice if I wanted to attend! If I didn't no matter to her. Typical ::)
She did that for her own self viewed importance and she let you know about it in no uncertain terms. I'm right there with ya....

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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2020, 10:44:26 PM »
Very sorry for your loss.

I have a friend whose father died a couple weeks ago. Couldnt have a viewing in the funeral home because of Covid rules. The man had been a concrete contractor although the business has been dormant for well over a decade. Still, he had the shop where he used to make equipment repairs. The family laid him out in his shop...which was always his happy place anyhow. All his friends and family came to visit, there were no quotas that had to be observed. Very smart move on their part; hundreds of people showed up! His son led the funeral procession with the gentlemans well used backhoe with an American flag clamped to one side of the bucket and the Marine Corps flag clamped to the other. Very fitting goodbye to a hard-working man.

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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2020, 07:57:37 AM »
@Brad_S. Thanks.

That's pretty cool and I'm sure he wood've wanted it that way even without the ccp virus. 

That wood take family working together. Not my family. 


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