From an obituary printed in a British newspaper…


We are mourning the passing of a dear friend who has been with us for many years.No one knows for sure how old he was as his birth records were lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Life isn’t always fair.U
And, maybe it was my fault.

He lived by simple rules and had sound financial policies like:
Don’t spend more than you earn. He also insisted that adults and not children, were in charge.
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were introduced: he heard that a six-yearn-old boy was charged for sexual harassment for kissing a classmate and that teens had been suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch. When a teacher was fired for reprimanding an unruly student, it only worsened his condition. he lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves had failed to do … disciplining their unruly children.

He lost the will to live when churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims. He was further shocked when one could no longer defend oneself from a burglar in one’s own home and the robber could sue for assault …

He finally gave up the will to live when a woman failed to understand t
hat a steaming cup of coffee could be hot when she spilled a little in her lap and was awarded a huge settlement.

His name was Common Sense and he was preceded by his parents Truth and Trust,
His wife, discretion,
His daughter, Responsibility,
And by his son, Reason.
he is survived by his stepbrothers
I know my rights
I want it now
Someone else is to blame
I’m a victim.
Pay me for doing nothing.

His funeral was a small one as few realized hen was gone.

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About Jill

Author of books and articles on support and experiences of living with a mentally ill family member. My aim in blogging is to let others see how a loving family, with a father and husband who is able to give unconditional love, can help the family cope. Many call me the blogging grandma.'

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