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2013-08-27 12:16:45 AM
They are like some mythical creature.
 
2013-08-27 12:25:31 AM
I think we had one couple who passed 9 hours apart. That is something I thought about.
 
2013-08-27 12:52:00 AM
Two hearts beat as one.
 
2013-08-27 12:55:28 AM
This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.
 
2013-08-27 01:07:04 AM
Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?
 
2013-08-27 01:47:27 AM

BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.


Seriously! I don't want to have to live alone in my so-called golden years. I want to check out at the same time!
 
2013-08-27 04:00:06 AM

Mike Chewbacca: BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.

Seriously! I don't want to have to live alone in my so-called golden years. I want to check out at the same time!


I couldn't agree more. I don't know how likely it is that my wife and I will go within a short time period, but I have no desire to outlive her. I also hope that she doesn't have to outlive me for long.

My paternal grandfather was taken, for the last time to the hospital (out of his college class mind you) because of complications with his cancer. My grandmother was called and showed up promptly. My grandfather, unconsciousness, hang on for a while. Within minutes after my father showed to to be with his mother, my grandfather passed. I know, intellectually, that this was just coincidence. But, emotionally, it feels a bit too perfectly timed to be random.
 
2013-08-27 04:46:44 AM

ArkAngel: Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?


Guardrail.
 
2013-08-27 04:48:59 AM
Was the second death by suicide?
 
2013-08-27 04:49:56 AM
Millions and millions and millions of people are married

They die some time apart


Sometimes that time span is short


Are you impressed?
 
2013-08-27 04:51:19 AM
Busy busy busy.
 
2013-08-27 04:54:52 AM
I guess if you spend that length of time making someone miserable, it's hard to break the habbit
 
2013-08-27 05:03:58 AM

ArkAngel: Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?


Not too obscure for me.  I remember watching The World of David the Gnome when I was a kid.

And TFA made me tear up a little.
 
2013-08-27 05:06:45 AM
This truly demonstrates the power of love and that you can die from a broken heart.  Or maybe he hadn't told her where her meds were kept.
 
2013-08-27 05:07:30 AM

darkjezter: ArkAngel: Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?

Not too obscure for me.  I remember watching The World of David the Gnome when I was a kid.

And TFA made me tear up a little.


Davie die Kabouter!

and now i feel farking ancient.
 
2013-08-27 05:13:28 AM

darkjezter: ArkAngel: Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?

Not too obscure for me.  I remember watching The World of David the Gnome when I was a kid.

And TFA made me tear up a little.


I never watched David the Gnome, did it spend a lot of time discussing Greek mythology?

Baucis and Philemon is a bit obscure, I did have to go and look up their names.
 
2013-08-27 05:27:21 AM

The AlbinoSaxon: Busy busy busy.


A karass built for two.
 
2013-08-27 05:33:08 AM

Deacon Blue: I guess if you spend that length of time making someone miserable, it's hard to break the habbit


Not all marriages are miserable, but you feel free to die alone.
 
2013-08-27 05:36:59 AM
I expected far more sh*thead comments in this thread.  They stayed married, they're religious, they're breeders....that's right in the the Fark hate wheelhouse.
 
2013-08-27 05:41:42 AM
It's easier to stay awake than to rise early.
 
2013-08-27 05:42:33 AM
a murder suicide?
 
2013-08-27 05:47:38 AM

wildcardjack: ArkAngel: Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?

Guardrail.




1.bp.blogspot.com

nope not at all
 
2013-08-27 05:49:40 AM

The Muthaship: I expected far more sh*thead comments in this thread.  They stayed married, they're religious, they're breeders....that's right in the the Fark hate wheelhouse.


Don't forget that they're heteronormative and white.  At least one of them should have been a black lesbian, or at the very least a transgendered Inuit.
 
2013-08-27 05:51:13 AM
My grandparents were like that, he shot himself right after he shot her.
 
2013-08-27 05:52:50 AM
Getting dusty in here.

Mom and Dad were married for 55 years.
Mom passed just a year after Dad.
Enjoy em while you can people.
 
2013-08-27 05:59:45 AM

The Muthaship: I expected far more sh*thead comments in this thread.  They stayed married, they're religious, they're breeders....that's right in the the Fark hate wheelhouse.


I can call them names and mock them for having a happy, productive life, if that will help wash the sand out of your vagina. I'd rather not, as there is nothing to mock here, but if it will make you feel self-righteous and better than me, I could take one for the team.  Let me know and I'll whip up some hate-filled vitriol to throw at them. It's your call.
 
2013-08-27 06:02:26 AM

Ed Grubermann: I can call them names and mock them for having a happy, productive life, if that will help wash the sand out of your vagina. I'd rather not, as there is nothing to mock here, but if it will make you feel self-righteous and better than me, I could take one for the team.  Let me know and I'll whip up some hate-filled vitriol to throw at them. It's your call.


Actually, I was feeling pretty happy about how the thread was going overall.  Just expressing my surprise.  Maybe the masses who would dogpile this story don't get up this early.

As for what you do in this thread, I feel the same way about that as usual.
 
2013-08-27 06:07:41 AM
I'm one of those rare Farkers who really really loves his wife. If she died now I would be devastated. I could get over it, I'm sure, because I'm young but if I was in my 90's...?
 
2013-08-27 06:20:34 AM
So a great death thread.

I heard my 38 year old cousin, dying of cancer say "I'm done"   and die two hours later.   Is that a miracle/coincidence/whatever?  no she was done.   My father who had no obvious health issues sat down with me and tell me his life story and he cried, next day he died of a heart attack.   Coincidence?   no he stopped taking his blood pressure meds six months earlier and starting smoking again.   My grandmother outlived my grandfather by eleven years.   After my grandfather died, she met another man.   She moved in with him.  They war old, happy, and content.  When he died, she lasted less then two weeks.  At some point, you have lived your life and there nothing that's going to make you happy.   Two good men will do that to you.   Blessed.
 
2013-08-27 06:20:51 AM
I think this is how I would like to go.

/CSB: One of the granddaughters of this couple sits right next to me at work.
 
2013-08-27 06:32:22 AM

BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.


I see I'm not needed here.
 
2013-08-27 06:56:05 AM

ArkAngel: Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?


Maybe?  Children of the Mind?  Something else?
 
2013-08-27 07:01:10 AM
Cool.
 
2013-08-27 07:02:33 AM
He went first

Some married guys will do anything for just a moment's farking peace and quiet.
 
2013-08-27 07:09:34 AM

Philbb: I couldn't agree more. I don't know how likely it is that my wife and I will go within a short time period, but I have no desire to outlive her. I also hope that she doesn't have to outlive me for long.


I fear being the surviving spouse after half a century (or more) of marriage to the same person. Other fears about dying: dying by fire and/or smoke inhalation, drowning, or after suffering from severe pain.

darkjezter: The World of David the Gnome


That episode damn near traumatized me as a little kid.
 
2013-08-27 07:11:42 AM

doosh: I'm one of those rare Farkers who really really loves his wife. If she died now I would be devastated. I could get over it, I'm sure, because I'm young but if I was in my 90's...?


Every time I see the phrase "get over it" I flash back to the redesign debacle.  It is totally incongrous with this discussion.  Now I'm picturing people coming up to a grieving widow or widower and saying "you'll get over it".

Now I'm thinking about 'train of thought'
Now I'm thinking about trains.

Regardless, this is a happy story of a triumphant relationship. It is not sad.
 
2013-08-27 07:14:37 AM

Mike Chewbacca: BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.

Seriously! I don't want to have to live alone in my so-called golden years. I want to check out at the same time!


Women in my family tend to live a really long time and spend the last twenty years of their lives alone. My husband is a decade younger than me so hopefully we'll be closer.
 
2013-08-27 07:17:43 AM

The Muthaship: Ed Grubermann: I can call them names and mock them for having a happy, productive life, if that will help wash the sand out of your vagina. I'd rather not, as there is nothing to mock here, but if it will make you feel self-righteous and better than me, I could take one for the team.  Let me know and I'll whip up some hate-filled vitriol to throw at them. It's your call.

Actually, I was feeling pretty happy about how the thread was going overall.  Just expressing my surprise.  Maybe the masses who would dogpile this story don't get up this early.

As for what you do in this thread, I feel the same way about that as usual.


You sound like a terrible person.
 
2013-08-27 07:20:33 AM

Dedmon: You sound like a terrible person.


Thanks?

What leads you to that conclusion, if you don't mind me asking?
 
2013-08-27 07:27:07 AM
That reminds me of a thread many years ago where I got maybe the biggest laugh I've ever gotten on Fark. The thread was full of comments like 'that's so sweet' and that's real love' and I said 'maybe she had his medicine.' Good times, good times.

In other news, my grandma died 50 years to the day that my grandpa died.
 
2013-08-27 07:53:19 AM

aevorea: That episode damn near traumatized me as a little kid.


No shiat.  I remember Cracked included it on a list of the most soul-crushing series finales in TV history.
 
2013-08-27 07:56:43 AM

Haplo127x: Mike Chewbacca: BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.

Seriously! I don't want to have to live alone in my so-called golden years. I want to check out at the same time!

Women in my family tend to live a really long time and spend the last twenty years of their lives alone. My husband is a decade younger than me so hopefully we'll be closer.


That tends to happen in my family, too. My maternal grandfather died in 1967, years before I was born, but his wife, my grandmother, lived until her 80s and died in 1999. My stepfather died at 62 but my mother, now 65, is vital and healthy and will hopefully live at least another 20 years.

There is a family story that my great-great grandmother (1864-1951) visited her husband's (1857-1917) grave every day and said that she had better conversations with him after he was dead than she ever did when he was alive.
 
2013-08-27 08:08:10 AM

Mike Chewbacca: BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.

Seriously! I don't want to have to live alone in my so-called golden years. I want to check out at the same time!


That's certainly our plan. Though she's supposed to go first - I'm a gentleman, after all.
 
2013-08-27 08:09:46 AM
Him: Heaven! Peace and quiet. No one nagging me! West and wewaxwation at wast!

Her: I'll bet he's up in Heaven, messing everything up. I'd better go up there and keep him in line. (dies) There you are! No laying down in the front part of Heaven. People can see you! Did you get buried in that outfit? Those shoes!

Him (to God): I thought this was Heaven.

God: I don't know where you people get that shiat. I don't even know how you keep getting in here. Man, I gotta call an exterminator or something.

Another Guy (to God): Hey, buddy. I had an eye poked out in my life. Is it up here waiting with my wife?

(God shuffled his feet)
 
2013-08-27 08:17:05 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Another Guy (to God): Hey, buddy. I had an eye poked out in my life. Is it up here waiting with my wife?

(God shuffled his feet)


Oh man, a Crash Test Dummies reference.  That takes me back to Junior High.
 
2013-08-27 08:23:39 AM

Philbb: Mike Chewbacca: BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.

Seriously! I don't want to have to live alone in my so-called golden years. I want to check out at the same time!

I couldn't agree more. I don't know how likely it is that my wife and I will go within a short time period, but I have no desire to outlive her. I also hope that she doesn't have to outlive me for long.

My paternal grandfather was taken, for the last time to the hospital (out of his college class mind you) because of complications with his cancer. My grandmother was called and showed up promptly. My grandfather, unconsciousness, hang on for a while. Within minutes after my father showed to to be with his mother, my grandfather passed. I know, intellectually, that this was just coincidence. But, emotionally, it feels a bit too perfectly timed to be random.


My grandmother died one year before my grandfather did.  They were together 60+ years.  I saw what happened to him over that year.  If my wife goes before me I'm punching my own ticket.
 
2013-08-27 09:58:04 AM
My grandparents died 45 minutes apart in different hospitals. My grandma had not known that my grandpa had died. It was also my 25th birthday that day.
 
2013-08-27 10:18:32 AM
He tried to outlast her, but when he saw the strange that was available at the nursing home, he gave up hope.
 
2013-08-27 10:50:02 AM

ArkAngel: Did they turn into trees?

/obscure?


No.  Baucis and Philomon
 
2013-08-27 10:54:31 AM
Both my grandmother and mother died while both my grandfather and father lived many years after, both living life simply because they were afraid of dying, but not really living, just wasting away, day after day, going in homes, waiting it out.

Due to health issues for both myself and my wife, I can't tell how long we have, considering that many relatives have both died young, others quite old, but then again, my sister just died at 46 from cancer not 2 years ago (same year as my father passed away).

I know that for me and my wife, we both know that we'd never find anyone else that would come close to what we have.. if I was to go, I don't know what I'd want her to do aside to live best she could, so to see all the things that I'll miss out on...such as grandkids, etc. one day, etc. and I believe that she'd say the same... for finding someone else, I really don't know... because the loneliness would eventually be too much?
 
2013-08-27 12:14:51 PM

imfallen_angel: Both my grandmother and mother died while both my grandfather and father lived many years after, both living life simply because they were afraid of dying, but not really living, just wasting away, day after day, going in homes, waiting it out.

Due to health issues for both myself and my wife, I can't tell how long we have, considering that many relatives have both died young, others quite old, but then again, my sister just died at 46 from cancer not 2 years ago (same year as my father passed away).

I know that for me and my wife, we both know that we'd never find anyone else that would come close to what we have.. if I was to go, I don't know what I'd want her to do aside to live best she could, so to see all the things that I'll miss out on...such as grandkids, etc. one day, etc. and I believe that she'd say the same... for finding someone else, I really don't know... because the loneliness would eventually be too much?


i3.kym-cdn.com

I'm going to just go somewhere and drink for a while.
 
2013-08-27 12:23:50 PM
 
2013-08-27 01:12:23 PM
At the time my dad passed away 4 months ago my parents were married 66 years. My mom is struggling, understandably. She's 88 years old. We are doing our best to keep her busy and her spirits up.
 
2013-08-27 02:18:28 PM

BKITU: This is not sad. This is a beautiful thing in a hard world.


This is all that can be hoped for, the best possible end. My husband and I have been together 37 years and we are only in our early 50s. If we live as long as this couple, we'll have been married over 70 years.
 
2013-08-27 02:21:43 PM

tetsoushima: I'm going to just go somewhere and drink for a while.


Well, what brought my "view" about this is ..well.. everything about my life.

My mother died when I was 13, she loved life overall, loved gadgets, children, and such, and she missed out on her grandchildren, on technology.. on so many aspects of life.

I discovered that there was so much to explore, learn, etc. and yes, the tacky "made every day count"...

So that every day that has passed since her death, she's missed out... she never got to see grandkids, never got to play with them, see them grow, didn't get to see what I've done in my life, nor meet my wife, see what the world had done, the changes, she'd go nuts for the internet and the gadgets, phones, tablets, etc.  And the food that she never got to try, etc. there's just so much.

Then I look at my father who lived... I introduced him to CDs, then to DVDs, while he lived in a room in a home that was maybe 12x18 large, including a companion that he took (as much as he missed my mom, who had been his great love, he couldn't stay alone and did hook up with a few women (long story but pretty pathetic) and ended up with a woman that was very nice, but was simply so not to be alone.

He pretty much waited to die, did virtually did nothing... the biggest thing was a group trip to Nashville (as he was a country music fan) that he did a couple of years after my mom's death.

Side note, the home where he ended up in was a 1.5 hour trip out of town where my other siblings dumped him (my siblings are a whole different pathetic story).

He was happy to see the grandkids when I could visit (but eventually couldn't due to my handicapped child being too difficult to take on trips) and my siblings (one brother in particular) made it very difficult on my father, to which I simply withdrew to stop having my father be put in the middle (by my brother who couldn't stand that I'd go see him... a very long and very nasty story).
.. through life, I did learn a few things... and it's a question that when you die, you do leave those that love you behind, and you do miss out on everything that will follow.

So even as a getting-older adult, I do miss my mother, not just for her presence, but for all the things that she's missed on, all the things I would love to share with her.

And now, looking at the fact that I am older than she was when she died, it's a huge perspective to have, had I died at the same age, I would have already missed on all the things that these many years have brought to me.

So, looking at it with the point of view of my life, my wife, my marriage, my children, etc. I try to see it with the point of view of not wanting to miss out of the future.  There's a huge part of me that I know wouldn't want to go on without my wife, but then, there's the children, the one that's handicapped will need someone until her death comes, so I would have to do my best to go on and in my heart, I would live my life with my wife in my heart, somehow sharing it still with her... and I would want the same from her should I be the first to go.
 
2013-08-27 07:58:40 PM
I thought this was going to be a rehash of the old couple that died in a car crash.
 
2013-08-27 09:55:06 PM
No, it's not hard to believe. Not at all.
 
2013-08-27 10:35:57 PM

imfallen_angel: tetsoushima: I'm going to just go somewhere and drink for a while.

Well, what brought my "view" about this is ..well.. everything about my life.

My mother died when I was 13, she loved life overall, loved gadgets, children, and such, and she missed out on her grandchildren, on technology.. on so many aspects of life.

I discovered that there was so much to explore, learn, etc. and yes, the tacky "made every day count"...

So that every day that has passed since her death, she's missed out... she never got to see grandkids, never got to play with them, see them grow, didn't get to see what I've done in my life, nor meet my wife, see what the world had done, the changes, she'd go nuts for the internet and the gadgets, phones, tablets, etc.  And the food that she never got to try, etc. there's just so much.

Then I look at my father who lived... I introduced him to CDs, then to DVDs, while he lived in a room in a home that was maybe 12x18 large, including a companion that he took (as much as he missed my mom, who had been his great love, he couldn't stay alone and did hook up with a few women (long story but pretty pathetic) and ended up with a woman that was very nice, but was simply so not to be alone.

He pretty much waited to die, did virtually did nothing... the biggest thing was a group trip to Nashville (as he was a country music fan) that he did a couple of years after my mom's death.

Side note, the home where he ended up in was a 1.5 hour trip out of town where my other siblings dumped him (my siblings are a whole different pathetic story).

He was happy to see the grandkids when I could visit (but eventually couldn't due to my handicapped child being too difficult to take on trips) and my siblings (one brother in particular) made it very difficult on my father, to which I simply withdrew to stop having my father be put in the middle (by my brother who couldn't stand that I'd go see him... a very long and very nasty story).
.. through life, I did learn a fe ...


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