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  •  We knew a woman who was unsuccessful (5+ / 0-)

    in a gun suicide attempt.  Her left temple was heavily sunken after the healing, so it naturally created questions in kids our age (i.e., 11 and younger), because she was a neighbor of my great grandmother who we visited each summer.  Apparently, she had the gun pointed so far forward that it didn't damage much brain matter and mostly shattered that area of her bone.

    She was able to function on a daily basis, with some limitations (which we didn't see - she often stayed inside the house).  Whenever I saw her, she was usually smiling and/or nice.

    Her kids we played with were happy to still have her in their lives and were rather casual about the matter - must have acclimated to her condition long before we met them.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 10:24:35 AM PDT

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