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my 86 year old grandgrandfather passed away yesterday. i have only seen him 3 times in my life before i moved from Ukraine to amarica. from what i have heard he was a good, intelligent man. he fought through the whole second world war. he died from some problems with his stomach that he started having 3 weeks ago.

please give your final respects to this war veteran.

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I'm very sorry for your loss.

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I'd feel sorry for you, but my paternal grandfather died in WW2 and my maternal one died a decade or so after that.

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My condolence, Waffle. Are you going to the funeral?

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Grand-grandfather? Isn't that something like, I dunno... your GREAT-grandfather?

Common English aside, if you've met the person 3 times in your life, and none of them were particularly significant, how does that deserve respect? Maybe I'm just a cold-hearted jerk. Or maybe I'm sensible.

edit: er... don't mix ideas in one sentence.

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my 86 year old grandgrandfather passed away yesterday. i have only seen him 3 times in my life before i moved from Ukraine to amarica. from what i have heard he was a good, intelligent man. he fought through the whole second world war. he died from some problems with his stomach that he started having 3 weeks ago.

please give your final respects to this war veteran.

Condolences. It's tough losing a relative, even if you don't know them well.

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What is with everyone here?

My Great-grandfather passed away earlier this year - he was a WWII veteran as well.

*salutes*

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Originally written by Demonslayer from Hell:

Grand-grandfather? Isn't that something like, I dunno... you're GREAT-grandfather?

Common English aside, if you've met the person 3 times in your life, and none of them were particularly significant, how does that deserve respect? Maybe I'm just a cold-hearted jerk. Or maybe I'm sensible.
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I've never met Ghandi even once, yet I respect him very much. Just because you rarely (or never) see someone doesn't mean they don't deserve respect.

Also, my grandfather, who was a WW2 veteran, died recently as well.

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Mis condolencias.

I never had the privilege of meeting any of my grandparents (my parents are well into their seventies, so you get an idea how old my grandparents were), and that is something I wish I had the chance to do.

None of my grandfathers fought in WWII, they fought in the Spanish Civil War. I shall not say in which side, because I rather avoid any controversy in that respect.

Once again, my condolences, and my most respectful salute to the man (this I would have said if he had not fought in any war, as people deserve respect for many other things, but nevertheless).

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I suspect that your presence in South America might imply them to have been anarchists, but that's just an idle guess...

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I'm sorry for your grand-grandfather loss... maybe he's resting now. Maybe he is in a better place, but surely he was suffering and now it's good for him to rest... trust me ;)
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Condolences for your great-grandfather's loss. I never met my great-grandparents, and it was probably time for him.

I would like to know why you stress the "veteran" part. Does he deserve more respect in your eyes because he was a soldier once? Would he deserve less respect if he were not? I hesitate to give "respects", but as I said, you have my condolences.

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Personally, I have a great deal of respect for anyone who has experienced the horror that is war firsthand. Even if they had no choice.

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I offer my sincere condolences. I, too, don't understand why some people feel the need to be derisive even in cases of personal loss. Kindness and respect cost us nothing.

As far as I know, there aren't any war veterans in my family, but my paternal grandfather marched with Gandhi to gather sea salt from the ocean, for which he was jailed for a time. He died in the early seventies, long before I was born. My maternal grandfather died five or six years ago, but at least I got to see him once (in 1996) before he died.

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My grandmother died a week before Christmas last year, so I have little consolation for you.
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Why are people saying "One of my relatives died, so I can't be sorry for you"? If anything, shouldn't that make you more sensitive to the loss of others?

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Compassion fatigue.

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My laconic condolences.

quote:
Originally written by Ash Lael:

Why are people saying "One of my relatives died, so I can't be sorry for you"?
Because they know that the death of a family member who barely ever spoke them is not painful.

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Originally written by Alec:

It's tough losing a relative, even if you don't know them well.
I disagree. I experienced the death of my demented grandmother, who never spoke a coherent sentence to me, but I never felt umbrageous because of her death.

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First of all, that second quote is from Alec, not me.

Secondly, he's right. Just because you don't care about relatives that you don't know well doesn't mean that everyone else is like that.

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My condolences. It is painful to lose a family member, no matter how close you were to them.

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My condoleances. I only met mt grand mother a few times, but when she died 4 years ago, it was a great loss to me.
Losing a relative is difficult.

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My condoleances. I only met mt grand mother a few times, but when she died 4 years ago, it was a great loss to me.
Losing a relative is difficult.

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*pays respects*

May he rest in peace.

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