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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:36 am    Post subject: I'm awake now. Especially to reality. Reply with quote

I thought this was worth sharing for a sense of perspective.

Today 8.30 am AWFUL due to work related matters. Task management issues. I am pretty certain that at the peak there was smoke coming out of my ears and my blood pressure could've started a jet engine. I was NOT a nice person to know (more so than usual). 10am Matty called to tell me that Mel, mother of three (oldest just turned 13) had died. If Mel could call me now it would be to say "How are you enjoying your life Mr Banks? Just checking because I DON'T HAVE ONE!"
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Bish
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Philip.
We often inflate our annoyance, inconvenience, or indignation into a major crisis.
This gives it some real perspective. Her children must be heartbroken and in real pain.
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Kristin Lennox
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heart-breaking. A good reminder, but so very sorry, Philip...
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry for the bad news in your circle. I hope they have a good support group around them.


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Fran McClellan
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. News like that really does put things into perspective
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Philip. I am so sorry.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry for your loss, Philip. My heart breaks for those children. Yes, losses like Melís do put things into perspective.
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

having gone to a funeral of a friend yesterday - i completely get it.
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Condolences to Philip and to Todd.
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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You REALLY could not make this up!

At some point late last night I received a message via Whats-app from Rob.

"Mum is in ARI (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) and has been diagnosed with COVID. Me and Colin(his brother) are allowed to visit, other than that, no one!"

Mum is my ex-wife Anne. Rob and Colin her sons. The prognosis? Unlikely to make it beyond the next 48 hours.

Unless there is nothing short of a miracle. Two boys will lose their Mum and 4 boys will lose their Grandma.

I have no words to express how I feel about this, none.
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Kristin Lennox
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Philip... 💔 Praying for a miracle...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Philip! What a difficult time for all involved. Hereís to miracles and peace of heart for all concerned.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I can do is send you a ((((((((HUG))))))))
Know that you are held in my heart.
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Moe Egan
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Philip. Often times, there are no right words, even for those of us who make a living with words. Sending long distance love and a virtual hug. Lifting you and Anne and the boys and their families.
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Bish
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this Philip. We can but hope for the miracle... and for strength in those around Anne.
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