Featured in February – 2022

One of the reasons I wanted to do the challenge from Sandra this month is because her prompts are so unusual. Take today’s, “suicide.” I wonder what it is that makes someone so depressed that they would consider taking their own life? It is sad.

At first I didn’t think that there was anyone close to me that had committed suicide but then I remembered that I had an uncle who did. I was young and the family didn’t talk about it much but when I tried to Google his death, I searched for my aunt at the same time to see if I could get some information that way and I found that she was buried with her mother and father, my grandparents. That means I was right about the suicide because I’m pretty sure in this Italian Catholic family they would have been buried together as they were still married at the time of his death.

I do remember that he had a candy factory and when we would visit my aunt we’d always get a box of “pokies” to take home. They were candy coated dots like M & Ms. Sears used to sell them in their stores. Man, what memories!

See what I mean? Pretty unusual topics. Thanks Sandra!

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16 Responses to Featured in February – 2022

  1. Tamara says:

    Wait, so you’re saying your aunt didn’t want to be buried with her husband because he took his own life? And that this is a Catholic thing?
    I am Catholic on paper, and there are many things I don’t know about it – probably for the better.

    Unfortunately two years ago a teenager from our town committed suicide. He aborted his first attempt and got some help, but ultimately he “succeeded”. Heartbreaking for his family, friends and the entire community.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I don’t think that it was so much she didn’t want to be buried together as they couldn’t be buried together. The Catholic church does not allow (or didn’t – rules change sometimes) suicides to be buried in a Catholic cemetery. They probably didn’t want to bury my aunt with him. I am only guessing because I don’t really know the whole story and I can’t ask my mom 😦

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  2. This is why I love these types of prompts. They allow you to really find some inspiration in so many ways that a direct “how do you change the world” just can’t.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Man-oh-man this has been the day for prompts and challenges and questions! I knew someone who committed suicide and to this day it’s a bafflement. I don’t get why he did it exactly, but it happened. I’m sorry about your uncle.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      I was talking to my older sister yesterday and she did not even remember the story so I couldn’t get more details. It may be something I’ll never know about since mom is gone and I can’t ask her. Wish I’d have thought of this stuff sooner!

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  4. E.A. Wickham says:

    Your prompt reminded me of really hard times in my life. My mom attempted suicide and I got a call from a suicide hotline when I was in college about her. That was completely wrong of them to call me, and whoever called was reprimanded while I was on the phone and I received zero information. It was terrifying.

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  5. I work in a hospital for people with mental health issues and from what I gather it’s not in their hands. Something goes wrong with the chemicals in their head which leads to totally illogical reactions. I was close to suicide a couple of times in my life and can attest to it that you are not yourself. It’s like an outside force uses you like a puppet. Thanks for taking on that difficult topic πŸ€—

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  6. You’re welcome, but really, it’s bloggers like you that make a challenge interesting. Thank you for sharing. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure I know what it feels like to want to die. I can’t do it, but I think I understand.

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