Good Friday? Yea right. 11 replies

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Flodgy

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#1 11 years ago

This isnt so much a discussion topic, but more of a rant. I need to let it out.

Today is Good Friday, a day for celebration and happiness, yet, for my family and I, it is anything but.

Around 1pm this afternoon I received a phone call at work from my Grandfathers (Nuno on fathers side) neighbor, telling me that his tractor had broken through a fence onto the road, but no one could find him.

I rang my dad to let him know what had happened, and we both rushed to his farm. I was met with 2 ambulances, and about 6 patrol cars. The gear system on his old tractor had failed when he stopped to fix up a problem he had, the tractor rolled towards him and caught him in the chest as he tried to grab the steering wheel. As he was out slashing the paddock there was a combination of blades on the back of the tractor.

He sustained a broken ribcage, his arm was mutilated, and I mean this in every sense of the word. The blades caught him and cut it up. He also had numerous cuts to his face, and lower body.

The tractor is fine, that got solved. But as I looked at my grandfather, the toughest man I ever knew, and the best Italian cook you could find, He passed away at 3.15. Aged 89 years old.

One of the comments made by one of the police officers there sparked this thread.

"Good Friday, the irony of this, a strong, outgoing man to die today."

I hate it. Death isn't fair but it isn't the first time Ive seen it either, I just don't know why it had to be today. Things just aren't fair.

Please understand that I'm not griping about my life in general, I will move on, but really wanted to let this out, and usually you guys don't bitch about that. Seems these things like to happen all at once, and first day of holidays too, not a great start.




Meadow

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#2 11 years ago

That truly is a harrowing event. My thoughts are with you and your family. Be strong and try to remember your grandfather as he'd want you to remember him.




Benzin

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#3 11 years ago

although i feel sorry for you and your family, i beleive good friday was a day of mourning and hope. for the death of jesus and the fact that he will rise again.




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#4 11 years ago

I'm sorry for your loss, death never seems fair, but I understand that it must seem especially unfair if it happens at such a time and in such a way.




Hfx-Rebel VIP Member

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#5 11 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Something like this is always tragic...but when it happens around a holiday, it just makes it a whole lot worse!




Hellknight1993

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#6 11 years ago

Sorry Milo, its always sad when a loved one passes on. Plse dont be too sad, have faith! Having bad things happen on 'good days' is just the test. Youll pass champ. :)




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#7 11 years ago

My sincere condolences, it always hurts when a loved relative dies and especially in such a horrible way.




Flodgy

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#8 11 years ago

Thanks for the support guys, it means a lot.

His funeral has been organised, but now a lot of problems are going to arise, time to prepare for massive legal disputes over the land. I'm his only grandchild, and he planned to leave his property and all he had to his Son, daughter, and me.

He had a second wife before he died (who died, but is my dad's mother), and has 2 children under her. Well, she's always caused trouble and we've already received threats;

"If you think you'll get so much of an inch of that farm we'll fight."

It's rather sad that people think they can do this. He's own this farm since he was 16 when his own dad died, and had it long before the woman ever came into his life. Makes me sick just to think about it.




Mad Cat

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#9 11 years ago

I know how you feel, trust me, but i'd rather not talk about it here. I'm sorry for your loss, never forget him, and with courage and patience the sorrow will go away and will make place for the happy memories.

People who are only interested in posessions and wealth are reckless.




Reno

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#10 11 years ago

First off I'm sorry for your loss.

That was an amazing way to die. I would much rather go out after a full life like your grandfather had in a horrible accident then passing away slowly in a hospital bed. I've seen elderly people rot away for years before finally passing away. Its not the way i would want to go. Be happy your grandfather lived a full life. Be happy he died working the land he loved. Hope one day you can go out as proud and as happy as he seems to have.




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