Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby dle » Dec 20th, 2017, 2:58 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#214512

Very sad story.

This story is disturbing in that I wish an 82 year old guy hadn't felt the need to go up on the roof to look for the leak himself - he should have called someone to assist him. Now people must mourn his bad choice. Don't do that stupid *bleep* guys.....you only hurt the ones that love you.

Now, this fella was 82. Unless that's a typo, I can't wrap my head around the son saying his dad was the sole breadwinner for the family at that age, and that his son says they will be financially devastated. Ummm, how the heck old are his kids and family and why would they be financially devastated? Wonder why they aren't supporting themselves?

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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 20th, 2017, 3:04 pm

dle wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-214512-4-.htm#214512

Very sad story.

This story is disturbing in that I wish an 82 year old guy hadn't felt the need to go up on the roof to look for the leak himself - he should have called someone to assist him. Now people must mourn his bad choice. Don't do that stupid *bleep* guys.....you only hurt the ones that love you.

Now, this fella was 82. Unless that's a typo, I can't wrap my head around the son saying his dad was the sole breadwinner for the family at that age, and that his son says they will be financially devastated. Ummm, how the heck old are his kids and family and why would they be financially devastated? Wonder why they aren't supporting themselves?



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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby dle » Dec 20th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:
dle wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-214512-4-.htm#214512

Very sad story.

This story is disturbing in that I wish an 82 year old guy hadn't felt the need to go up on the roof to look for the leak himself - he should have called someone to assist him. Now people must mourn his bad choice. Don't do that stupid *bleep* guys.....you only hurt the ones that love you.

Now, this fella was 82. Unless that's a typo, I can't wrap my head around the son saying his dad was the sole breadwinner for the family at that age, and that his son says they will be financially devastated. Ummm, how the heck old are his kids and family and why would they be financially devastated? Wonder why they aren't supporting themselves?



Lots of people living off the last generation in this city


Yeah I'm sure there are too, however I would hope it's not total dependency like what this son seems to say. Doesn't sound like the family contributes anything at all if they will be "devastated" financially.....anyways not my beeswax but I found it curious...thought maybe the age might be a typo...

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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby LANDM » Dec 20th, 2017, 4:27 pm

And it’s in Burlington Ontario....not "this city".
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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby Even Steven » Dec 20th, 2017, 4:27 pm

Well, they can turn off the X-mas lights and save a few grand on electricity.

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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby dle » Dec 20th, 2017, 4:36 pm

Even Steven wrote:Well, they can turn off the X-mas lights and save a few grand on electricity.


Yes, there is that and by the looks of that place it would help a lot!
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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby GordonH » Dec 20th, 2017, 4:38 pm

The first thing that came to mind, is any of his children still living in the area. If so, how come they did not go up the ladder.
When my parents were still alive, I told them don't do something foolish. I'm just phone call away, so just call I'm willing to drop anything to come help.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.

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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby dle » Dec 20th, 2017, 5:03 pm

GordonH wrote:The first thing that came to mind, is any of his children still living in the area. If so, how come they did not go up the ladder.
When my parents were still alive, I told them don't do something foolish. I'm just phone call away, so just call I'm willing to drop anything to come help.


Ya! No offence guys but a lot of y'all tend to think you can do all manner of stupid things without assistance (and don't get me started on asking for directions) and it doesn't usually end well so just quit it would ya?!

Your dad probably knew he could trust you to know what to do and come help - maybe this dad didn't think anyone in his family was up to the challenge ...he was 82 and they were still dependent on him after all.

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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby GordonH » Dec 20th, 2017, 5:14 pm

GordonH wrote:The first thing that came to mind, is any of his children still living in the area. If so, how come they did not go up the ladder.
When my parents were still alive, I told them don't do something foolish. I'm just phone call away, so just call I'm willing to drop anything to come help.

dle wrote:Ya! No offence guys but a lot of y'all tend to think you can do all manner of stupid things without assistance (and don't get me started on asking for directions) and it doesn't usually end well so just quit it would ya?!

Your dad probably knew he could trust you to know what to do and come help - maybe this dad didn't think anyone in his family was up to the challenge ...he was 82 and they were still dependent on him after all.


The choice he made ended very badly for him & his family. Looking at picture its not a rancher type home, 1 wrong move it's game over.

My condolences to his family and friends.
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Article: dying doing what he loved. Old guy hanging lights.

Postby dondouglas99 » Dec 21st, 2017, 8:27 am

Find the article about 82 year old man hanging lights and fell to death from ladder.
Issue: son says lights won't be on next year cause dad was sole bread winner in family. Times will be tough. Please help me understand. Why mention only bread winner in family in this article. The man was 82. Would like a story written why an 82 year old man is responsible to feed and care after the family. His kids are probably around 60. No lights again I get. Old man love doing it and he's gone. Simple enough explanation. But to mention bread winner by a 60 year old family member talking about an 82 bread winner. I'll wait to hear this news article written.
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Re: Dad fell off ladder and died.....

Postby techrtr » Dec 21st, 2017, 8:58 am

dle wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-214512-4-.htm#214512

Very sad story.

This story is disturbing in that I wish an 82 year old guy hadn't felt the need to go up on the roof to look for the leak himself - he should have called someone to assist him. Now people must mourn his bad choice. Don't do that stupid *bleep* guys.....you only hurt the ones that love you.

Now, this fella was 82. Unless that's a typo, I can't wrap my head around the son saying his dad was the sole breadwinner for the family at that age, and that his son says they will be financially devastated. Ummm, how the heck old are his kids and family and why would they be financially devastated? Wonder why they aren't supporting themselves?


When I read the story I was wondering exactly the same thing.
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