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« on: October 28, 2008 10:44:33 PM »

Halloween is kinda different for me the last 5 years. On Oct. 27 my younger and only sister died in a car accident. Her friend was drinking and driving and she was in the car with him.

Every year my mom and I decorate her niche, a young man buried behind her (my mom has became friend with his mom) who died in a car accident, my grandma who passed away a few years ago and a 16 year old girl who died in a car accident (my mom feels bad her family never comes out to see her). This year my boyfriend and i helped my mom decorate. We stock up on stuff at yard sales, $1 stores and thrift stores.

My mom took these photos, this is my sister's niche:

This is the crash site:


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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008 10:53:27 PM »

I can only try to imagine what that loss has been like for you and your mom. What a fun way to honor someone.

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008 10:00:14 AM »

I am so sorry for your loss.   I think its so great though that you honour her memory in such a positive way! 
   I think regarding the 16 year old girl, some people have no connection to their final resting place and instead honour them at home.   But then again... what do i know eh? 
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008 01:55:18 PM »

What an awesome way to honor someone! I'm sorry for your loss. My grandpa died on October 20th of last year, so I know how you're feeling. <3

« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008 08:08:44 PM »

I too am sorry for your loss. everything looks great! I think its great you do that for Halloweeen, Thats what I want done for me lol. and I agree with the other poster who says some people honor theirs other than going to the cemetery, I don't visit my parents or my son, and that's ok too.

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008 09:06:27 PM »

missmuffcake - this is the saddest, and most poignant post I have ever read in craftster.  I lost a sister too when I was quite young.  I now have kids of my own, and reading of your loss brings tears to my eyes.  I'm terrified every time they get in a car, we've lost a a couple friends to drunk or tired drivers ourselves. 
Craftster hugs to you and your mom, and admiration for your creative and touching way of remembering your sister and including her in your lives.

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008 09:58:55 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words. This time of year is always hard on us.

About the girl that has family that never comes out, I should post that her younger sister tries to come out but when the grave site is as unkempt as hers it is sad. 

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008 10:18:04 PM »

wow.  wonderful display and - wow.  with everyone else i want to give you my condolences but anything i write feels - not quite right.  i know we are strangers but - we'll be thinking of you friday.

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