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jaxsue

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S/O real-life mysteries...your personal mysteries
« on: December 18, 2013, 12:55:41 PM »
The other thread reminded me that most of our family histories involve unsolved mysteries. My family has many, but the one that most of us want solved is what happened to my dad's father. In 1922 he embezzled $500 from his employer - a Ford dealership - and lost the money gambling. Rather than face the truth, he ran away and was never heard from again. He left my grandmother with 6 children, the youngest a newborn. She became a washer-woman and paid back the $500, because that's what you did to save family honor.

And your family mystery is....?

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Re: S/O real-life mysteries...your personal mysteries
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 01:10:08 PM »
Oops. I didn't see the previous thread like this. Mods, please close. Thanks! 

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Re: S/O real-life mysteries...your personal mysteries
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 02:42:35 PM »
I just realized that I have a story for this thread.

In the past year, staff at my work have had a parent pass away. We didn't compare how many until today.

W, lost his mom unexpectedly.
A, lost her mom after a long illness.
D, lost his mom after a long illness.
C, lost her father after a long illness.
ML, lost her mother.
D, lost her mother unexpectedly.
J, lost her mother unexpectedly.

My friend thinks we should all change jobs. In a department of 60 people, this does seem to be a higher rate than would be expected.

After A, the rest occurred within 8 weeks.

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Re: S/O real-life mysteries...your personal mysteries
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 04:26:21 PM »
I just realized that I have a story for this thread.

In the past year, staff at my work have had a parent pass away. We didn't compare how many until today.

W, lost his mom unexpectedly.
A, lost her mom after a long illness.
D, lost his mom after a long illness.
C, lost her father after a long illness.
ML, lost her mother.
D, lost her mother unexpectedly.
J, lost her mother unexpectedly.

My friend thinks we should all change jobs. In a department of 60 people, this does seem to be a higher rate than would be expected.

After A, the rest occurred within 8 weeks.

We had something like that happen in our office: there's only three of us in the company, and all three of us lost our fathers, suddenly, within the space of six months in 2009. Mine (the youngest of the three) went in the May of that year; my boss' (oldest) went two months later, and my other colleague's went two months after that. It was a very strange six months.