Tag: On Death and Dying

Remember Elijah as he lived

Hard thing to do now. As BROWN is to be buried as he lived, a cadet, I had to see him today as they prepared his body. I wish I had not, but I am happy I did. It was an experience. Not one I wish to repeat but it made me think, seriously think. …

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Elijah Brown has died

Today a brilliant light flickered away. Elijah was always happy. He annoyed me by being always high in spirit. He was persistent and insisted that we love and listen to him. He knew why. Elijah made us smile even when we were upset, annoyed or just not in the mood. He was my favourite cadet. …

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Merrick Nelson

To say Uncle Merrick will be missed would be disingenuous, truth is we are mostly waiting to see him speeding up the avenue in his white pickup or to hear his morning call.   Really though, not many people as loud as Uncle Merrick can be truly described as quiet. A truly quiet person leaves …

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The number 18

It is almost amazing how death reminds us, how it makes us reflex and how it inspires us to actually write. Over time there have been many posts that I should have written but it is only now that I am actually doing it. Today was Natalie’s funeral. As I listened one of the thing …

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Winston Henley RHOOMS

A man is but a gift on loan to his family for a short time.  Eulogy of My Father by Shane Edwards   A man is but a gift on loan to his family for a short time.   Saint Augustine said, “Men wonder at the height of mountains, the high waves of the sea, …

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Passing of Mandela Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

In Memoriam Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela who passed today, 05 December 2013. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika Language Lyrics English translation Xhosa Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo, God bless Africa Let its (Africa’s) horn be raised, Zulu Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo. Listen also to our prayers, Lord bless us, we are the family …

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Will the Circle be Unbroken

Will the Circle be Unbroken There are loved ones in the glory, Whose dear forms you often miss; When you close your earthly story, Will you join them in their bliss? Refrain: Will the circle be unbroken By and by, by and by? In a better home awaiting In the sky, in the sky? Refrain …

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Uncle Bogle

My uncle died today. His name is Ulam George Whittaker and he was the youngest brother of my mother. He was the last of four boys for my grandmother. I watched my mother go through stage 1, 2 and 3 of grieving today. Any day now the depression will set in, the problem is she …

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The Five Stages of Grief

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance Now, I have no choice but to see with your eyes, so I am not alone, so you are not alone. –Yannis Ritsos Denial — “I feel fine.”; “This can’t be happening, not to me.” Denial is usually only a temporary defense for the individual. This feeling is generally replaced …

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