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07:20 pm: Luke, Upstairs Neighbor, Died

Luke was in the hospital for a long time with pneumonia and then to rehab to try to get off the oxygen. I was playing my last required computer game last night when his daughter called me to tell me he died on Wednesday. It was probably congestive heart failure, which isn't that unusual for someone 87 and with a lot of fluid problems. I asked if I could come to the viewing & service tomorrow and she said they'd be honored. I completely forgot to tell her about my cold. I'll have to stay in the back and leave if it gets too bad. No hand-shaking, either.

She told me that they'll clear out upstairs and sell it. I hope they change the carpet, it's 19 years old and the original carpet in these condos doesn't really last that long. I also hope they sell to another nice old couple because the walking up there won't be so loud. Almost everybody walks according to their age and the teens are really awful.

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From:etumukutenyak
Date:February 5th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
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My condolences!

Pneumonia used to be a very common manner of death for the elderly, and it still has an effect in that population.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
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Thanks -- he was a really nice man. After the viewing & service here, they're going to Louisiana to have a service at his grave, which is next to his wife's. (He and his wife moved here from Louisiana because his wife's Alzheimer's had progressed to where he couldn't handle it and their daughter could help up here.)
From:etumukutenyak
Date:February 5th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
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Where in Louisiana? I lived in Baton Rouge for three years..and don't blame 'em for leaving!
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
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Shreveport, not quite the same! Luke still wore his purple jacket when it was too cold for it outside.
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From:ritaxis
Date:February 5th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
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Condolences.

Re the walking noise: it sounds like it's better all around if the teenagers live downstairs?
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
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Thank you. It probably is better sound-wise if the teens live downstairs, but I can't live upstairs, so that doesn't work.
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From:kate_schaefer
Date:February 5th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry for your loss. You were good neighbors to each other.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:pameladean
Date:February 5th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry you've lost your neighbor.

P.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I was sure he was coming home again.
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From:dragonet2
Date:February 5th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)

I am sorry you lost your neighbor

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my condolences
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)

Re: I am sorry you lost your neighbor

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I appreciate that.
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From:soon_lee
Date:February 5th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
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Condolences.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:green_knight
Date:February 5th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
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I am sorry to hear this and hope that your next neighbours will be equally pleasant.
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From:janetmk
Date:February 5th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry to hear this.

I hope you'll get another good neighbor.

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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks -- yes, I'd like another good neighbor, too!
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From:hairmonger
Date:February 7th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry to hear this news. I had been hoping he could come home soon. Thank you for sharing him with us here. He seemed like an enjoyable man.

Mary Anne in Kentucky
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 7th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
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He was a really nice man.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 9th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
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I am so sorry about Luke's death. He must have been a very good neighbor and I remember you talking about him quite often.
Hopefully, the new neighbors will be good ones.
Take good care,
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
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Thanks. :)
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