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Born in the 40s or Earlier


Born in the 40s or Earlier

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Spreading Ashes in the Ocean from a Cruise Ship

Started by dolly. Last reply by laurajay Dec 2. 8 Replies

Has anyone had a ceremony of spreading ashes from a cruise ship? I am thinking about doing that and wonder if there is anything I should be especially careful to consider. I am looking at Carnival…Continue


Started by Judyrose. Last reply by dolly Nov 23. 5 Replies

Hi I’m new to the group. I lost my husband May 29,2019 after 48 years of marriage. I keep hoping it will get easier but it’s not some days it’s worse. Some of the things I have read on here have…Continue


Started by Judyrose. Last reply by dolly Nov 19. 5 Replies

Hi I’m new to the group. I lost my husband May 29,2019 after 48 years of marriage. I keep hoping it will get easier but it’s not some days it’s worse. Some of the things I have read on here have…Continue

What are your best strategies for living alone?

Started by Hope. Last reply by DIVA70 Oct 26. 4 Replies

While I get out and see friends, am involved with some interesting activities, etc. I find that when I am in the house alone that I start to feel like I still don't know who I am or how to structure…Continue

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Comment by barbee on November 26, 2019 at 5:32pm

Seattle has been my city most of my life. Currently I no longer live in it, but near in a rural town by. It's interesting to me that you go by Sleepless in Seattle yet live in Colorado. Was it a favorite movie? Are you a transplant? Are you wishing to return? Just curious.

After an almost 50-year marriage, I was widowed. Then a couple years later, unexpectedly found a wonderful guy who also was widowed after his almost 50-year marriage. We are enjoying Chapter Two of our lives. Never thought it could or would happen. Life is full of twists and turns and not all are bad.

Comment by Sleepless In Seattle on November 26, 2019 at 4:58pm

It's hard to imagine being apart of an exclusive group that is so vast that it is like the weather, it covers the whole world.

Hi, to all.  I just wanted to say hi.  I'm at a point in my pain that I just need to reach out and touch someone, and be touched. Nothing more.  This trying to find your self in the fog of pain.......? 

Comment by Frank on November 21, 2019 at 2:06pm

Hi Sue,

I thought you might like these pictures to help cool you off!

We see some shots of the wild fires down there.  They are terrible and ours have decimated whole towns in some cases. 



Comment by only1sue on November 14, 2019 at 5:12pm

We have a lot of bushfires burning throughout the state of New South Wales and also in Queensland but the nearest to me is about four hours drive away thank goodness. The air is very smoky though so many old folk,are going to hospital with respiratory troubles. If we have fires this early it is going to be a very hot summer. I have the solid toe to waist stockings so am already having some overheating problems. But summer can be a fun time too so I will just have to cope as best I can. 

Comment by Cee on November 14, 2019 at 3:31pm

Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. Hope none of you are involved in the fires and floods. So many things weird, weather wise.

The cold is coming here and it makes me feel even more lonely and I spend too much time sitting at home alone. It didn't help that I broke my shoulder in Aug and am still doing therapy for it.

HUGS to all

Comment by only1sue on November 10, 2019 at 6:36pm

So far the fires are a long way from here but are burning on many fronts. Tomorrow is going to be very hot and windy so always a risk of flare ups. This is only Spring so it seems like an unusually hot summer ahead of us. All we can do is continue to pray for rain to come and the chance of fires to lessen to give our many firefighters and volunteers a rest. I was at the Lions BBQ today and as well as selling sausage sandwiches we were also collecting for the Bush Fire Relief fund.

Comment by barbee on November 10, 2019 at 6:22pm

only1sue: I read in our news that New South Wales has numerous fires, not too unlike what is happening in California. Praying that you and your family are OK and safe.

Comment by only1sue on November 2, 2019 at 9:18pm

Barbee, great idea. I want to get a few of my widowed friends together before Christmas. I think I will make it from 10am till 7pm though. I think maybe the week before Christmas.

Comment by barbee on October 28, 2019 at 1:59pm

Mrs. L, yes it was a long day. Ten widowed ladies all together came by -- some for only a little while. I was the only one who was there the whole day! It was a delightful way to meet new people and change up what might have been a very lonely day.

Comment by Mrs. L. on October 27, 2019 at 1:53pm

What a long first Thanksgiving.  From 10AM to 10PM.  I am joyful to read the rest of your message and the wonderful friends you made along the way.



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