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Category: Days of Loss

November 9, 2011

Before and After – Day 4, part 1 – Visit to a Funeral Home

(Start HERE  for full “Before and After” series) There are several key elements of this day and I will post in 2 parts. Today is “A Visit to A Funeral Home” Sitting on “The Thinking Couch” November 9, 2005:   I have been dreading this.  I have done this before and I don’t want to do it again....

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November 7, 2011

Before & after -Day 3, Lost, Found, Gone

(Start HERE  for full “Before and After” series) Tuesday, November 8, 2005 – He’s gone 4:30 am Carol calls to tell us things do not look good and they are airlifting him to Billings. She says we should plan to come and I wonder why. I still don’t “believe” but for the first time I am thinking...

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November 7, 2011

Before and After, Day 2: The Search

(Start “Before and After” series HERE) I remember a few vignette’s from the day, but very little of how I felt.  Mostly I was numb. Contemplating the possibilities was  too terrible. I wake up – How did I sleep – denial? I am to facilitate a small conference call at 1:00 pm, but I put off...

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November 6, 2011

Before and After, Day 1

It’s the 7th anniversary of an event that became a “before and after” event in my life. Seven years ago my brother, Gordon, was hunting in the mountains, got lost, and was not found before he died of hypothermia. As this website is a place for me to record my journey for me and for...

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