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View Diary: She's Gone, But You Still Can't Smoke In Her House (24 comments)

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  •  Diane- (0+ / 0-)

    To encourage your son, I tell this true story which I have told before here.

    My late 70's mother was a big smoker.  Several times she tried to quit, esp after having strokes from what proved to be brain cancer.  When she finally went into a coma, of course she couldn't smoke.

    In the course of 6 months, her skin went from sallow to an ivory with pink tinges.  It was softer.  The lines around her mouth and eyes relaxed.  Even her hair seemed to perk up.  When she finally died (pneumonia) she was the most beautiful I remember seeing her.  

    I sincerely hope your son and other relatives can quit - he will not only lengthen his life, but look younger too.  Thus he will feel better about himself.  He'll also have more money!!  

    And sorry for the loss of your Dad. May you always have good memories that turn your tears into smiles.  Cyber tissues until then.  

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