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An informal event that has marked my transition from childhood to adulthood in my family was my grandmother passing away My grandmother had lived with my family and I all of my life and her passing away was like losing a parent My grandmother unexpectedly passed away in her sleep with no sign of anything wrong and no warning for the family Although it may be the easiest and least painful way for the deceased for my family nothing has ever had more of an impact Responsibility is something that I normally try and take on with warning For example becoming a freshman mentor I knew I was taking on a lot of responsibility and I was able to prepare for it However in this event responsibility was thrown at me and I had to take it on with no warning The days after her passing I took on a lot of responsibilities for my family that normal 17 year olds do not want to do I called all of her doctors and informed them about her death and closed all her accounts I made multiple phone calls to all of her friends The hardest phone call I made was to her longtime best friend Maddy My grandma and she had been best friends since they were 7 years old Over 70 years of friendship came to an end It was emotionally draining listening to her best friend cry on the phone and the shock in her voice was something I never want to hear again However the reason I decided to make all these phone calls was to relieve some of the stress from my mom and auntMy grandma kept every piece of paper she ever received and had so many things piled up in her room For three days after her death I sat in her room for hours upon hours and sorted through stacks of papers and folders I organized everything
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