Farewell Monarch, March 29, 2013 (Part 2)

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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
I am at a loss for words. Mom suddenly took a turn for the worse Sunday and this morning she passed away. We are still going on EN tomorrow. My sister was there and I've done all I can do by phone and email until I get there next Tuesday. Can't believe she's gone a week after I last saw her.
Sorry for you loss, it is hardest to lose your mother. Think of the good things while on your cruise.
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Thanks all. I'm in Canada now with sister. Have memorial service today then it's time to roll up the sleeves and get probate started.

EN was quiet. Nobody in the CL or DL. There were only 22 D+ and 4 P on board. Had a nice day at Coco Cay and a hot day at Nassau.
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
I am at a loss for words. Mom suddenly took a turn for the worse Sunday and this morning she passed away. We are still going on EN tomorrow. My sister was there and I've done all I can do by phone and email until I get there next Tuesday. Can't believe she's gone a week after I last saw her.
Karen, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, nothing can compare, as do many, I can relate. You were such a devoted daughter, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
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Hello all, it's been a while so I figured I'd say hi. Getting ready to spend a week on BR, it'll be my first Thanksgiving cruise, so that'll be interesting.
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Originally posted by DarthGrady
Hello all, it's been a while so I figured I'd say hi. Getting ready to spend a week on BR, it'll be my first Thanksgiving cruise, so that'll be interesting.
Good for you Grady. I will be on the Brilliance 1-25-18, I got round trip air from Chicago Midway to Tampa for $85.00 on Southwest. So I booked the 4 day cruise to go along with it.
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
I am at a loss for words. Mom suddenly took a turn for the worse Sunday and this morning she passed away. We are still going on EN tomorrow. My sister was there and I've done all I can do by phone and email until I get there next Tuesday. Can't believe she's gone a week after I last saw her.
Just got back from the JW TA and saw this. Very sorry for your loss Karen.
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Originally posted by Host Clarea
Just got back from the JW TA and saw this. Very sorry for your loss Karen.
Thanks Bob, it's still too surreal. I have happy days with memories of her, and then sad days. There was so much I learned about her at the visitation with her friends, but it's too late now to tell her how proud I am of her.
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
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Originally posted by hannibal54
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Thanks, and to you and your family too.
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YAY! I didn't overeat yesterday! Didn't really feel like celebrating. Found out I have to probate the account Mom's Social Security payment was going into. Now I have lawyer fees and court fees to deal with. I wonder how greedy the State of Michigan will be.
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
YAY! I didn't overeat yesterday! Didn't really feel like celebrating. Found out I have to probate the account Mom's Social Security payment was going into. Now I have lawyer fees and court fees to deal with. I wonder how greedy the State of Michigan will be.
What a hassle. We were lucky, my Dad had set up a trust before he died and we were able to avoid probate. Good luck!
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
YAY! I didn't overeat yesterday! Didn't really feel like celebrating. Found out I have to probate the account Mom's Social Security payment was going into. Now I have lawyer fees and court fees to deal with. I wonder how greedy the State of Michigan will be.
Very greedy, I'm sure. I hope you get it all worked out as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Originally posted by Host Clarea
What a hassle. We were lucky, my Dad had set up a trust before he died and we were able to avoid probate. Good luck!
My parents have done the same - I'm completely unsure how all that works though. Guess I'll find out eventually
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OK, it's official, I'm a basket case and I've decided to hate November. First Mom dies and now we just had to put down our beloved black lab, Lucy. Just like Mom's fast decline, all of a sudden in the last 2 days Lucy couldn't use her hind legs. She was 14 yrs old. Our Vet was nice enough (actually a great compassionate man) to come to our house on a Sunday to do it. Lucy went to heaven (I believe animals will be in the new heaven and new earth) with the 3 of us surrounding her telling her how she was the best dog we ever had, how good she was, and how much we loved her.
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I hope it's a good sign that November's almost over.

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Originally posted by Cruzin-K
... My parents have done the same - I'm completely unsure how all that works though. Guess I'll find out eventually
Best to get a referral to a good estate lawyer. You want this done right.
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
OK, it's official, I'm a basket case and I've decided to hate November. First Mom dies and now we just had to put down our beloved black lab, Lucy. Just like Mom's fast decline, all of a sudden in the last 2 days Lucy couldn't use her hind legs. She was 14 yrs old. Our Vet was nice enough (actually a great compassionate man) to come to our house on a Sunday to do it. Lucy went to heaven (I believe animals will be in the new heaven and new earth) with the 3 of us surrounding her telling her how she was the best dog we ever had, how good she was, and how much we loved her.
Sorry to hear that Karen, there's no easy way to lose a member of the family. Our standard poodle died naturally a couple of years ago. His decline also started with the hind legs slowly losing their function.
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
OK, it's official, I'm a basket case and I've decided to hate November. First Mom dies and now we just had to put down our beloved black lab, Lucy. Just like Mom's fast decline, all of a sudden in the last 2 days Lucy couldn't use her hind legs. She was 14 yrs old. Our Vet was nice enough (actually a great compassionate man) to come to our house on a Sunday to do it. Lucy went to heaven (I believe animals will be in the new heaven and new earth) with the 3 of us surrounding her telling her how she was the best dog we ever had, how good she was, and how much we loved her.
Oh no. I hope you have a much better December. Very sorry about Lucy (and I love her name), but it's good that you were all able to be with her at the end. She died surrounded by love.
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Is anybody going on any cruises this month? We don't have any planned for December.
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Originally posted by hannibal54
Is anybody going on any cruises this month? We don't have any planned for December.
Nope, not until March.
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