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Re: What do you do to remember a loved one who passed away?

I speak to my father often.
He has a special song and when times are difficult, invariably I’ll hear it and I know he’s near me.
Currently as an utterly useless witness standing in the sidelines as two close loved ones battle advanced illness, I sometimes break with sorrow and cry.
Speaking to him and Him in an empty chapel is comforting.
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Re: What do you do to remember a loved one who passed away?

I lost my parents when I was a teenager. One thing my Mother always wore was the cologne "4711". I had not seen it for years but a few years ago saw it for sale in Holland. I bought a couple of bottles and when I have to face a stressful time I always put it on and feel like the presence of my Mother is with me.

My pets have always been my world and over the years I have had horses, goats, many dogs and some budgies and hamsters.
I have a small photo album and every single pet I have owned has a page dedicated to them. I have requested that when I go that the album comes with me .....
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Old 15.11.2019, 20:36
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Re: What do you do to remember a loved one who passed away?

I hesitate to contribute for a second time to this thread, but I remember my Grandfather by contributing to the Salvation Army.

My Grandfather fought in the First World War and at age 18 was injured in battle. He waited some time on the battlefield for medics, and eventually someone from the Salvation Army appeared. He was given a cigarette and a hot chocolate and this gave him great comfort, even though I doubt it was the best thing to do for an injured man! He always told us to give to the "Sally Army" in recognition of their comfort to him. All these years later I still do and have obviously told the story to my children who I hope will continue the tradition and will feel a connection to the great Grandfather they never met but who, with all the other men who fought in the First and Second World Wars, made such a contribution to shaping all of our lives.
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I lost my parents when I was a teenager. One thing my Mother always wore was the cologne "4711". I had not seen it for years but a few years ago saw it for sale in Holland. I bought a couple of bottles and when I have to face a stressful time I always put it on and feel like the presence of my Mother is with me.

My pets have always been my world and over the years I have had horses, goats, many dogs and some budgies and hamsters.
I have a small photo album and every single pet I have owned has a page dedicated to them. I have requested that when I go that the album comes with me .....


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Re: What do you do to remember a loved one who passed away?

My beloved Grandfather died in March 1973, when I was not yet 7 years old,my darling Grosspapi is with me every day since he died!

He and I had a special bond and love between us,this is even nowadays a topic at family reunions. When I close my eyes, I can still vividly remember many things we did/experienced together.

10 years ago my Dad handed down the wristwatch of my grandfather to me, and I wear this watch daily ever since.

Without wanting to sound macabre (we talk openly about such things in my family), I will get one special heirloom from each of my parents once they're gone. Both of those rather small things ( a pendant and a medal), carry special memories for me and my parents, and it is agreed in writing that I'll get them.

Other than that; I have a special rememberance candle, which gets lit and burns all day on the Birthday of ppl that meant a lot to me and have gone already, but that candle gets also lit when I in particular miss someone of those who went, regardless of any special dates.

The most important thing is to keep the people in your mind and heart, and even talk about them, even if they are long gone. For me the saying:"Me isch ersch gstorbe,we me vergässe isch u nimer meh a eim dänkt!" ** holds a lot of truth.

** freely translated: You are only really dead and gone, once you are forgotten by everyone and no one ever thinks about you!
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Re: What do you do to remember a loved one who passed away?

i have a hinged photo frame, left side has a picture of my mum taken in 1938 when she was about 19, right side is a pic of my dad in his Royal Marine uniform taken about 1942 when he was about 23. Mum joined the WAAF after the war started.

Every year in the lead up to Rememberance Sunday, I put a paper poppy between the 2 pictures to thank them for the sacrifices they had to make as young adults.

I also have one of the poppies from the Tower of London's "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" in memory of my grandfather who was gassed in the trenches and who died between the 2 wars in poor health. I wasn't lucky enough to be able to see the exhibition, my husband did because he was in London on business and he bought this as a gift for me.
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Re: What do you do to remember a loved one who passed away?

Yes. My cat died a couple of years ago. I still feel him in the appartment!
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What is wrong with a special mention of a lost pet on this thread? People form a special bond with their pets, and the loss of a pet is devastating.
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