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Born in the 40s or earlier


Born in the 40s or earlier

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Comment by HeartsForever 3 hours ago

Good evening to my friends here.  What a week to be without my computer.  I just got it back tonight from being in for repairs.  It will take me forever to catch up I think.  I could read my emails on my phone and send short replies, but I missed coming on here. It was near impossible to use the internet feature on the phone.

Today would have been our 43rd anniv.  Tomorrow my husband would have turned 67.  I've spent the week dealing with those 2 realities and doing my share of crying. I also put out 2 cards from previous anniversaries and reread what my husband wrote.  He was very talented writing his thoughts.  I can almost hear his voice as I read them.    I went to the cemetery today, spent more time than usual, even talked to a widow there tending her DH marker very near ours.  She is 5 yrs out and says she can't believe it's been that long already.  I suppose after awhile I can see the days, weeks and months rolling along quicker, I don't know.  All I know for sure is how much I miss my DH and my daughter.  Every visit to the cemetery brings up memories of losing them both.

I've thought of you all this week and remembering all the messages and help that comes with site.  It helps more than I realized.  May peace and contentment be with you in the coming days.

Comment by Nan 5 hours ago

MFARM I hope you will celebrate your many happy years together. It's something many people never have. Congratulations to you and I hope you have a wonderful day remembering how blessed you were to have each other. 

Comment by MFARM 6 hours ago

Sat. Would have been our 56th anniversary. We had almost 54 years. No matter how many, it's never enough. I think I'll keep it a quiet reflective day.

Comment by Nan 13 hours ago

Cee I have taken some local bus trips. One I really enjoyed and one, not so much. Depends a lot on the type of bus. One was just great and the other was very uncomfortable. I love short trips with others. I hate driving anywhere alone these days. I would love to take a trip to the NE but havne't decided the best way to do that yet. 

Comment by feelinglonely on Tuesday

Mfarm--I cant imagine anyone not wanting their own children.  I guess people have their reasons, but thankfully those children had good homes with their adoptive familes.

Comment by cee on Tuesday

I looked at the road scholar site and found some interesting things, I did see that it is the program only, you have to arrange your own travel to and from the location or starting point.  Wouldn't it be nice to find one that picked you up at your door and all you had to do was sit back and relax. I saw some senior trips to places near me that I haven't visited, might be worth trying one of those for a first trip.

 Anyone care to share the trips they have been on?

Comment by cee on Tuesday

I had the same problem concentrating in the beginning. I have been reading again. Nothing special, usually what is in the $1.00 shelf in the library, that way if I drop it in the tub (still my favorite place to read but miss my honey bringing me a cup of tea while I'm soaking),

 I should check out the orphan train. I do spend quite a bit of time on  genealogy and love all kinds of historical novels.

Comment by MFARM on Tuesday

Feelinglonely, No, they were separate families. One man had been raised on a farm by a sister and brother and truly loved them as parents.  He had been born into a fairly well off family and was a nine year old who had attended a good school. The father died and the mother wanted to marry a man who didn't want him, so she took him to play with the orphans and never came back. My father used to ask him as a grown man if he wanted to know about those relatives. He said "Absolutely not, the people that took in me were my  parents."

Comment by feelinglonely on Tuesday

Mfarm---It was an excellent book.  I knew it was true, but, wow that is really something--3 people in one town---were the children all related to one another--because I know they tried to keep siblings together if they could.  This book is a definite read.

Comment by MFARM on Tuesday

Feelinglonely, I knew three people in our small town who were adopted from the orphan trains, one being my great uncle. I have the original indenture papers  on him and the little identification badge pinned on him, showing his name  and who he was to go to. 

Jennine, I'm not so  much into quilts, although i have pieced one as the history of that hamlet and I thought that would probably be a good time to visit. I do have a grandson in Houston working on a biomedical engineering docterate, so I guess a quilt theme would be a good reason to take in both shows if I had the energy.


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