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Born in the 40s or Earlier

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Born in the 40s or Earlier

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Members: 229
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First post - Aloha

Started by bellgamin. Last reply by Cee Sep 26. 4 Replies

My  first post. Aloha from Hawaii. I was born in 1930 when (as they say) dinosaurs roamed the streets of Honolulu.My wife, Imiko, & I had been married for 56 years when she died of cancer. She…Continue

Joining seven weeks after my wife's death

Started by Neush. Last reply by DIVA70 Aug 25. 7 Replies

We seem to have been blessed.  We had a long (43 years) and happy marriage, jobs that we both enjoyed, two daughters and four grandchildren that live nearby, a home and neighborhood we enjoy.  We…Continue

Unfortunately finding myself here

Started by InsideLove. Last reply by Summergirl Feb 28. 6 Replies

My husband died on Aug 28, unexpectedly..I have a grief counselor- her husband passed away at 47 years of marriage too and so, she traveled this path. I do have a grief group, 4 widows 1 widower.…Continue

Joining the Club that no one wants to belong to...

Started by EarthSpirit (Carol). Last reply by EarthSpirit (Carol) Feb 27. 5 Replies

I am new to Soaring Spirits and this particular group. I find myself here as a result of my beloved husband Ralph’s passing on October 5, 2017. It seems like a lifetime ago, although only 4 months.…Continue

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Comment by Dianne in Nevada on September 30, 2017 at 11:09pm
Thanks for sharing that info about the movie, Laurajay. I just watched the trailer & it looks wonderful. Now I guess I'm finally going to have to sign up for Netflix.
Comment by laurajay on September 30, 2017 at 10:39pm

Fifty  years  after they first  starred together in a movie,  Jane  Fonda ,79  and   Robert  Redford, 81  star in a new  movie   entitled ~ Our Souls  At Night~.   They portray  a widow and a widower  who have  both been  alone  for a long time.   It's  a beautiful  film and a joy  to watch  award  winners  re-unite  after so many years.  Find  it on Netflix or  in a theater near you  where it may be playing.  If you have  enjoyed  them  way back when....this movie will have you enjoying  them one more  time.   Seniors  will find  much to identify with  in the story.

Comment by Barzan on September 28, 2017 at 6:00am

Don,  If "Google" message asked you to follow a link and change your email and password, it was a phishing scam to steal you password and access your computer.  If you followed that link and did change your password, it is very likely that your computer has been hacked.  Any email you send and someone responds will also be affected.  Best remedy is to take your computer to a reputable place like Best Buy and have them check it and clean it if need be.

There are a lot of very slick operators out there.  Any reputable company will not ask you for your password - ever.  Be very aware when responding to anything that just doesn't seem right.

Comment by barbee on September 27, 2017 at 4:38pm

Google will let you know when there are updates, but they will not ask you to change your password. If someone does that, RUN away! Ditto with all the "wonderful" messages about found money. There are bad guys out there and we need to be vigilant on our computers and our phones. I surely do not know how (and probably do not want to know) they are skilled at finding us, who are older, less computer literate, more easily confused, and distracted by our being alone. Have you heard about the recent hack on credit bureaus? There are many scams currently about how to protect our personal data. Be very, very careful about giving out any personal information, including how people can contact you. End of "sermon"!!! Peace.

Comment by ceilya on September 27, 2017 at 3:56pm

Don I know less than most people about the internet but I do know if anyone asks for you to change anything STAY AWAY.   Hope the rest of your evening goes well.  Ceilya

Comment by Don on September 27, 2017 at 3:24pm

My computer is really screwed up by some outfit claiming to be  google.   Today They are trying to jam their own email system down my computer throat. and force me to use a new email address.   I don't want  to change my email address which is     [email protected]     

Sometimes I have an awful time just sending an email.   It is a "pain" in the goozeetska.  

Comment by MFARM on September 27, 2017 at 4:43am
Welcome, Without Jim. Sorry for the reason you are with us. I hope you find solace and understanding.
Comment by ceilya on September 26, 2017 at 5:29pm

Don you are right you can't beat it.  Someone told me awhile ago that it doesn't get better it just gets more tolerable.  Some days I find that to be true and others it is like yesterday.   Most of the time when my life is full of drama or seems like the walls are caving in it hurts the most to not have that person who would say just the right thing or be there to take half or more than half of the load off your shoulders.   That person is gone so in those times the pain is much deeper and real and seems so raw.  But days when things are a bit smoother or you sit at a grandsons baseball game and the world just seems to pass your by that is one of the few days I get to smile.   I hope to have more of those days as I go forward in my grief process.   A friend gave me a book which I really like.  It isn't one you read cover to cover just areas that will help.  The title is "I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOOD BYE"  BY PAMELA D. BLAIR AND BROOK NOEL.    

only1sue33....I too have been fortunate enough to have found people who inspire me.  I find many on these sites and groups.  

Thank you all for being here for me when I truly need someone to hear me.     Ceilya

Comment by only1sue on September 26, 2017 at 4:46pm

I guess we all find inspiration in books that fit our own situation. I haven't read a book I would hand out as a cure-all but have found people who inspire me instead. There are many on this site who do that and among my widowed friends.  Let's stay away from controversy for a while eh?

Comment by Faolan on September 26, 2017 at 3:09pm
I have read this book And watched the DVD, it's a self help book about positive thinking, but I would not consider it helpful when it comes to grief and everything that comes with it.
 

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