Yeah, that's going to be hard.
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:54pm

I've had a little hint, I suppose: my paternal grandfather and I were exceptionally close. But I had my folks to look to to deal with his passing. That's great advice (about pre-loading gri3ef), and wonderful that you thought to provide it to another at this time. Says an awfully lot about you...

  • that cousins, uncles, aunts, and dear friends can offer to you when the time comes. It doesn't matter how old they are or how old you are or how long you've expected it. Just have a solid support... more
    • Yeah, that's going to be hard. — Poppet, Wed Nov 15 1:54pm
      • Beware the sharksPikes, Wed Nov 15 4:28pm
        I am an only child, and can offer only my experience- in what went right and where mistakes were made. Really there are no mistakes. There are ways and then better ways. When we emerge at the end of... more
        • Discuss their wants and needs NOW. Sia☺giah, Wed Nov 15 10:47pm
          Discuss end-of-life care options and wishes NOW. Discuss funeral arrangements and things they want done or NOT done NOW. Prepay funeral costs or at least do up a funeral PLAN that you can follow when ... more
          • AbsolutelyPikes, Fri Nov 17 12:39pm
            We did that, and even with plans in place, efforts by sharks praying to overcharge this and that, above the already agreed deals, attempting to play on sympathy, one of whom was a former occasional... more