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Old 8th Mar 2002, 04:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy I'm in big big trouble...

Early this week, a distant relative phoned to tell my mother and I that my grand-mother that live in Switzerland was very ill. We were to go together to see her but the train schedules for Genova were too messy for me and for my work, only my mother was able to go. Ancient friends from Africa will host her at her arrival in Genova and will bring her to Montreux (where my grand-mother lives) tomorrow morning.

It's 23:33 here as I write these lines. I brought my mother to the station this afternoon at 18:00. The train for Genova departed at 19:00 with an arrival scheduled to 00:01, in half an hour. After I left her in the station, I picked-up my gf and we went back home.


A few minutes later, the same relative phoned to tell me that my grand-mother died at around 18:00.

I now have to wait the arrival of my mother to tell her the event. My gf is dead tired and just went to bed. I'm alone in front of my computer, wondering how I will tell my mother without shocking her (she is 68 and probably tired from the travel)...


Damn, I'm feeling so bad.
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Old 8th Mar 2002, 04:44 PM   #2
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Old 8th Mar 2002, 04:46 PM   #3
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Sorry.............
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Old 8th Mar 2002, 04:47 PM   #4
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Just tell your ma plain and simple. Don't try to suger coat it.
In a normal tone of voice say
Mom, while you where gone famaily called again and said grandma pasted away. I'm so sorry.

hope everything works out.
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Old 8th Mar 2002, 05:34 PM   #5
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I remember when my great grandpa died. My mom was so sad she jumped up in down 5 times then ran around the entire house. Sorry this happened man...
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Old 8th Mar 2002, 05:37 PM   #6
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Thanks for your help...
My mother hasn't arrived yet at friend's home. I'm trying to think about other things but it's hard.
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Old 8th Mar 2002, 05:42 PM   #7
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Just be a shoulder for her to cry on...thats all i could do when my grandfather died...just be there for her, thats all you can do, and i am sorry for your loss
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Old 8th Mar 2002, 06:20 PM   #8
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Sorry man

If you think it could give her a bad shock than hug her while telling it. That helps to make it easyer.
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Old 9th Mar 2002, 02:14 AM   #9
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damn
i can only second what the others said, just be there for her
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Old 9th Mar 2002, 03:00 AM   #10
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just don't tell her over the phone if you can avoid it...
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Old 9th Mar 2002, 03:11 AM   #11
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take one step at a time man, that's the only way now.
sorry to hear...
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Old 9th Mar 2002, 05:07 AM   #12
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Damn, that's bad, I'm sorry for you. I wish I could help...
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Old 9th Mar 2002, 05:51 AM   #13
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Thx guys. She suported the shock but I had to phone twice to explain her. She was kinda nervous. She's going today in the hospital to see her for the last time.
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