One of Those Phone Calls

@CarolDM (130881)
United States
May 3, 2021 6:43pm CST
My good friend that lives in another state called me just now. We have been friends since kindergarten. We got caught up on each other's news. She also told me about a classmate that took his life last week. So very sad. I was good friends with him. After graduating I would go back to visit and he was always with my other friends. He married and had children. A good guy for sure. He went turkey hunting. Came home and took his life. That is all anybody knows. You just never know what is going on in someone's mind. Very sad. Another reason I always say to treasure the little things in life. And appreciate the ones you have in your life as well. We never know what the next day may bring.
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27 responses
4 May
I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend! It must be really hard on his family.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
His mother has lost two children and a grandchild. She is in her 80s.
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@rakski (89775)
• Philippines
4 May
You will never know what one is thinking really. That is so sad
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Very sad.
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@sharon6345 (273673)
• United States
3 May
Trust me I know that for sure.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
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@rebelann (84138)
• El Paso, Texas
4 May
How sad that he thought so little of the gift of life. My condolences for all those that loved him.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
We never know what they are thinking. Thank you.
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@rebelann (84138)
• El Paso, Texas
5 May
Or what they're feeling. It's tragic.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
5 May
@rebelann I know that all too well. So many suffer in silence.
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@Dena91 (12862)
• United States
4 May
I am so very sorry for your loss.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you.
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@kaylachan (17996)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 May
It's always very sad when someone choses to go down that path. I wish him and his family the best.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you for your support.
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@popciclecold (19373)
• United States
4 May
I am so very sorry to hear that. True you never know..
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thanks
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@ZedSmart (17995)
• Philippines
4 May
That was a sad news.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
The worst.
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@1creekgirl (25177)
• United States
4 May
That's so sad about your friend. I'm very sorry.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you.
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@Courtlynn (70327)
• United States
4 May
That's terrible. Sorry for your loss.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thanks
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@Chellezhere (5324)
• United States
4 May
I am so sorry to read about the loss of your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends far and wide. And you are correct about never really knowing what is on another person's mind. My paternal great-aunt married when she was sixteen, and her groom was eighteen. They had five children together and had recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary when he held her at gunpoint for twenty-four hours, then took his own life. I was eleven at the time and never asked anyone if they knew why he did it. But, I remember that it upset us all, especially since he held Aunt Betty at gunpoint for so long, then killed himself in front of her. I believe Billy Joel's "The Stranger" is about infidelity. But it is understandable why some believe it is about "the real you." Well, we all have a face that we hide away forever. And we take them out And show ourselves when everyone has gone.
In 1977, Billy Joel released his album titled The Stranger. Listen to Billy Joel perform the title track off the album, 'The Stranger'.http://smarturl.it/BJ_...
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you for your kind words and the link. Much needed. I witnessed my 16 y/o take his life. It never goes out of your mind. So sorry about your horrific loss. Music is my best friend.
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• United States
4 May
@CarolDM You're welcome. I know that it is. I am so sorry that you had to see your son die like that.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
@Chellezhere A parent's worst nightmare. Thanks again.
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
4 May
sometimes the mask we reveal to the world hides so much pain. So sorry for you and for your friend's family.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
That mask is survival to many. Hides all of the real feelings and pain. Very sad. Thanks Doc.
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
4 May
@CarolDM sometimes it is in fact the only protection we have.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
@DocAndersen Well said.
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• China
6 May
I am so sorry to hear that. We never know what had happened for your friends. Treasure everything in our life, be happy, be kind, be peace...
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
6 May
@Ada2021 Thank you.
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@thelme55 (68184)
• Germany
4 May
OMG! That is scary to take ones life. I am sure it was a shock for you and your friend.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Yes it is always a horrible phone call to get.
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@thelme55 (68184)
• Germany
4 May
@CarolDM I agree.
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@andriaperry (114307)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 May
So sorry
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you.
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@RebeccasFarm (29408)
• United States
4 May
Oh dear so sorry Carol
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Thank you.
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@Shiva49 (20442)
• Singapore
4 May
Yes, as is said appearances can be deceiving. Some just lose it.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
Yes we never know.
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@HazySue (37679)
• Inverness, Florida
4 May
How wonderful for you to have received a phone call from a forever friend. So sorry to hear about your friend taking his life. You are so right about treasuring the little things in life. You never can tell what the next day will bring to you.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
We truly never know in life.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
5 May
Such sad news. His poor family.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
5 May
Yes and I am related as well, cousin. Very sad. His sister and her grandaughter were killed in a car accident a few years ago. I feel for his mother.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
7 May
@CarolDM How horrible!
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@Hannihar (113327)
• Israel
18h
@CarolDM I am so so sorry about the loss of your friend and you are so right that we do not know what goes on in People's minds and why they would take their own life. Something must be going on. I am glad that your friend connected with you but so sorry she had to bring you such sad news.
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
5h
Thank you! I agree, we will never know why.