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    Was just informed today that my oldest cousin died yesterday in Arkansas. That makes 3 first cousins and 2 cousins by marriage that have died since Christmas. I'm now the oldest survivor on my dad's side of the family and 4th oldest on mom's side. (I'm 80.) Getting old isn't for sissies. Asking prayers for the surviving family members. (I'm OK.)

    David

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    Oh, David. Very sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant solace and comfort to all. Yes getting older kinda lets one think more and more of the inevitable that no one can escape. However, for us believers there is the great comfort of knowing where we are headed.

    Our prayers are for you and your family.

    God's blessings.

    Nico
    "Don't make war, make music!" Hammonds, Lowreys, Yamaha's, Gulbransens, Baldwin, Technics, Johannus. Reed organs. Details on request... B-)

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      Well, I did decide to make the trip to attend the funeral. Left Sunday afternoon and got to Batesville, Arkansas about 2030 that evening. Went to the funeral the next morning (Monday) and found that 2 other cousins who lived in Arkansas (plus their spouses and a daughter) had also made the journey. After the service, we 6 didn't go to the graveyard but had lunch in Batesville. Afterward, I spent some time with the cousin and his wife who lived nearby--something I'd not had the opportunity to do before. After a second night in the motel I first drove to the cemetery where my parents are buried, and then to the one where my cousin was just interred, and then drove home. Overall, it was a good trip--very nice weather for the entire time, good road, and nice time with my relatives. I'm glad I made the effort.

      David

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      • #4
        Glad you could make it, David. I realize it's the curse of a retired person, but you'll find yourself attending more and more family funerals.

        In my case, there are over 100 relatives. The last funeral, I missed the flight by just 5 minutes, thanks to Homeland Security--they stop boarding within a certain time of the flight. I felt bad because this particular relative had asked me to play a specific hymn at her funeral, but it didn't happen. Also, thanks to my sister, she told me the funeral was a day later than the actual date.X-(

        All in all, it was probably meant to be. Since I'm the youngest, I'm sure there will be many more before I'm the oldest.:-P

        I'm glad you were able to catch up with your relatives. You won't regret it.

        Michael
        Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
        • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
        • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
        • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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        • #5
          Relatives are precious - appreciate them am tell them so! Glad you could make the trip. My family are scattered all over the country but when something like this happens, I do try to attend as one invariably runs into relatives long forgotten and the re-union is always worth it despite the tears...

          Nico
          "Don't make war, make music!" Hammonds, Lowreys, Yamaha's, Gulbransens, Baldwin, Technics, Johannus. Reed organs. Details on request... B-)

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