|January 18, 2004|
How old were you when you first had to deal with death?
7 years old when my maternal grandfather died
The first person I remember dieing was a friend of the family through church, an older step-brother of one of my friends. I was about 10 or 12. It was a suicide, I think he was in his early 20's.
I was in college. A girl in my class committed suicide.
I remembr when I was about six realizing for the first time the people die from a television program I was watching. The first person I knew that died was a kid in my 4th grade class who had a heart problem and collapsed during gym class. I remember being so uncomfortable that I could refrane from laughing nervously during his wake.
When I was aound 5 years old, our pet rabbit died and then Mrs. McCarthy, the neighbor lady up the street died. I was very sad and told my mother that "all the people I love die". So when my cousin Eddy died shortly after that, she didn't tell me! I learned about it a few years later and was hurt and confused that she didn't tell me. Eddy was at least 15 years older than me and was in the military so I didn't see him alot. But he always played with me when he visited. I adored him. He's someone I'd love to see again.
I was nine. The family dog had to be put down because she kept attacking other dogs.
I think that my cat & dog died when I was three or four, and then my grandpa died when I was five. My great-aunt died somewhere in there too.
Seven or eight, if I remember right.
FAIRLY OLD. MY UNCLE FREDDY DIED WHILE I WAS IN MY MID 20'S AND THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO A WAKE AND FUNERAL.
11 or 12. One of my grandparents died.
I was 43 when my Mom died.
About seven or eight when my Dad's mother died.
five...my goldfish Prince Charles and Princess Diana died...was it a premonition of things to come....?