Cycle of Life

Commemorating life changing events for members of Nexus.  Births, Graduations, Marriage, Divorce, Moving in and Moving out.  Diagnoses and Cures.  Deaths, and Remembrances.  If it affects you and you want to share or announce, feel welcome.

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Commemorating Events of our Lives

Please join if you wish to commemorate the events that shape your life.

 Whether it's a new baby, adoption, triumph over adversity, a medical diagnosis, a success, or a loss.  Celebrate, or grieve, the loss of a loved one, respected mentor, role model.  If it moves you, or you think it will move others, this is a good place to share the experience.

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A tribute to my father

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 12, 2014. 1 Reply

So, I guess most of you here know that my dad died back in January of complications of Parkinson's disease. There have been times that have been rough since then, but I'd think it's all part of the…Continue

Green Burial

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

When I go, this is what I want. White Eagle Memorial Park. From their website:  20 beautiful acres set within…Continue

Tags: heritage, death, life cycles, natural burial, green burial

How do you commemorate a major life event?

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Dec 11, 2012. 5 Replies

My family planted trees for births and deaths.  Of course, there were official events too, like weddings, chili suppers at church, barbecues if weather permitted, dinners, wakes and funerals.I used…Continue

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Comment by Daniel W on May 14, 2013 at 10:26pm

Brent, as the first in your family to graduate from college, I bet your dad was very proud of you.  It's a very big deal!  Congrats to you and a virtual pat on the back!

Comment by Brent Feeney on May 14, 2013 at 8:53pm
Major milestone in my life took place 25 years ago today.

On this day - May 14, 1988 - I joined the list of thousands and thousands of graduates of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, earning a BA in journalism.

I'm still proud of that accomplishment. Even though life hasn't always been smooth since then - and I think we all know how bad media's gotten lately - it's something I point to with a lot of pride. I was the first college graduate in my family - and I'm sure my dad would still be proud of that today.
Comment by Daniel W on May 1, 2013 at 9:07pm

Russell, thanks.  It can take a while to get the report.  Probably in 2 weeks.

The comments just flow with newest on top.  As far as I know there's no way to interpolate between comments.  

Comment by Russell Pangborn on May 1, 2013 at 9:07am

Wishing you a speedy recovery Sentient.I hope you get good news from that pending report.

Not sure how to get a reply just below a comment in this forum.

Comment by Daniel W on April 29, 2013 at 10:29pm

Joan, thanks for your concern.

I'm now 4 weeks out from surgery.  The wound has fully healed.  My system is working as well as it did before surgery.  Except I have to eat every 2 or 3 hours due to reduced stomach size.  One critical pathology report is pending, but I'm not thinking about it.

This is the new normal.  Can't go back to "before".  Mercifully, the mind has a strange way of erasing trauma - I know the things that happened, in detail, but it's like a story that someone told me. 

Not as strong as before.  Working on it.  I had to get back to work, not because employer required it, but because getting back to normal life was needed.

Also hoping  very much you are well and strong.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 8:16pm

Russell, learning of your mother's experience is a real positive bit of news. You obviously come from strong stock. I don't hike at 77. Does she like to laugh? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 8:15pm

Thinking about you Daniel. Hope you feel well and strong. 

Comment by Russell Pangborn on April 18, 2013 at 1:40pm

Glad to hear you are doing well Joan.  There are positive outcomes after cancer surgery. My mom had a lump removed from under her arm and was told to put her affairs in order because she was too far gone. That was almost 20 years ago and she is still enjoying life and even hiking at 89 years of age.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2013 at 12:40pm

Wonderful news, Joan.  I'm glad to hear that all went well.  Sounds like you had the best of care in the hospital and are also getting the best of care at home from your family.  Each of our individual lives is a wonderful event, and it's quite special to be able to share both our high and low points with others along the way.  My best to you and for continued good health.  Let us know when you've been able to progress up to that beef steak dinner with Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 17, 2013 at 12:17pm
Thank you Daniel and Spud. It is comforting to know friends stand in support of me as I tackle a challenge. I am not alone!

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