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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She said it on her deathbed.
But I'm finding it extremely difficult...
Especially with what just happened to her.

She = first her. I = me, Kaylee. Second her = someone else. True story. Tortiesibling irrelevant, though no doubt she knows all this or can guess, so Tortie, email or call me for early $poylers.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

May I give them nice names? How about Hannah for the first "she" and Jane for the second?

Do you know Hannah? Do you know Jane?
Was "it" a wish? Do you find it difficult to satisfy this wish? Did the wish involve you? Jane?

Relevant how old Hannah and Jane are?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Deathbed - actually a deathbed? Were you present at the death? Was there actually a death?

Any tragedy relevant? The Tuscon shooting?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

May I give them nice names? How about Hannah for the first "she" and Jane for the second? That's fine, though Hannah is Phyllis and Jane is Linda. :-)

Do you know Hannah? Do you know Jane? Grandma and Mom respectively.
Was "it" a wish? Yes, Grandma Phyllis (Hannah) asked me to do something.Do you find it difficult to satisfy this wish? Very. Did the wish involve you? Jane? It involved both me and my mother, yes.

Relevant how old Hannah and Jane are? Grandma Phyllis "Hannah" was seventy-five at the time, and Mom "Jane" was fifty-one, though she's fifty-five now

Deathbed - actually a deathbed? Yes, Grandma was dying Were you present at the death? No, it was the last time I saw her, thoughWas there actually a death? Yes.

Any tragedy relevant? Personal tragedy, though considering your next question, not what you meant The Tuscon shooting? OTWT
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Phyllis ask you to do something? Asked Linda? Both of you? Did she ask Linda to do something and you to obey? The other way around? Did she ask for an action to be performed? Or rather that an action should not be performed? Did she ask something relating to her (for example how the burial ceremony should be conducted?)

"What happened to her" -- is it the loss of Phyliss ? A disease? Hitting you? Her? Someone else?

Any other person relevant? Tortie?

Phyllis as grandmother -- the mother of your mother or of your father?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Phyllis ask you to do something? Yes.
Asked Linda? Both of you?
Did she ask Linda to do something and you to obey? The other way around? She asked me to obey my mom quite a lot, but that wasn't what she said to me on her deathbed. In fact...
Did she ask for an action to be performed? Yes
Or rather that an action should not be performed? Did she ask something relating to her (for example how the burial ceremony should be conducted?)

"What happened to her" -- is it the loss of Phyliss ? No, Grandma Phyllis died just over four years ago, so that didn't 'just' happen
A disease? Yes (affecting Mom)
Hitting you?
Her? Mom is sick right now.
Someone else?

Any other person relevant? Tortie? Only in that Grandma Phyllis was her grandmother too

Phyllis as grandmother -- the mother of your mother or of your father? Our (Tortie's and mine) mother.
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant the disease your mom has? Did she ask you to protect her from getting sick? Did your mom have this disease in the past?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant the disease your mom has? It's not particularly relevant; she has bronchitis, which might be edging its way toward pneumonia.
Did she ask you to protect her from getting sick? No...you're being too specific
Did your mom have this disease in the past? Bronchitis? Possibly. But Grandma didn't say anything specifically about it, as my mom wasn't sick at the time.

(It's also irrelevant what Grandma died of; I'll just tell you it was cancer, before anyone asks.)
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm, I was getting OTWT... Did your grandmother asked you to take care of her (your mother), generally? Did you find the task difficult at that very moment or only after your mother got sick? Is sickness a relevant element or her wish was more general (take care that nothing wrong affects your mom)? Did you think (then? now?) that something too big is requested from you? something that you cannot handle?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm, I was getting OTWT... Did your grandmother asked you to take care of her (your mother), generally? YES!!!!!!! That's it!!!!!
Did you find the task difficult at that very moment or only after your mother got sick? Both, but it's harder whenever my mom is sick.
Is sickness a relevant element or her wish was more general (take care that nothing wrong affects your mom)? It was general, as I understood it: "Take care of your mother" is all that was said.
Did you think (then? now?) that something too big is requested from you? Yes. You haven't met my mother. *snicker*
something that you cannot handle? Pretty much, yeah. So...

***SPOILER***

On December 15, 2006, my Grandma Phyllis passed away. The night of December 14 was the last time I saw her, lying in her bed, barely able to talk. The last coherent thing she said to me was "Take care of your mother." My mother is difficult for me to get along with, never mind take care of, lol! I do my best, but it's hard...when she gets sick is the only time I can really manage to do it "right".
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Huh, I seem to have contradicted myself. It's harder to "take care of" my mom whenever she's sick, because she resists all my efforts to do it...but it's also easier, because then is the only time I actually have a clear idea of *how* to "take care of" her. My mom is an independent woman, after all, and doesn't really *need* me to take care of her. Except when she does...lol.
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, the right thing to do is say to her: "Mom, you're sick. I'm in charge now. Go to bed!"

For added fun, try this when she is perfectly healthy! :-)

Nice puzzle. Happened to all of us, too :-)
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, the right thing to do is say to her: "Mom, you're sick. I'm in charge now. Go to bed!" I did say that...and when she ignored me and went to work anyway, I called her supervisors and told them Mom had bronchitis, and she came home telling me that they both said, "Linda, go home, go to bed, and we'll find someone else to close tonight, we don't want to see you until Monday." My response? "I like your supervisors. And I told you so."

For added fun, try this when she is perfectly healthy! :-) I can try.

Nice puzzle. Happened to all of us, too :-) Thanks Rbruma! Congrats on the solve, and thanx to Doriana kitteh and Balin kitteh for starting things off.
:-)

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