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Born in the 40s or Earlier


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Joining seven weeks after my wife's death

Started by Neush. Last reply by Widow2015 Apr 7. 6 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 elaine on October 18, 2017 at 7:09pm

I got my little calico cat, Mika, from the SPCA in June.  She is 5 years old and a delight.  She was in the SPCA for 7 weeks and after several visits I decided to take her home.  I am sure she was waiting for me, she is just so affectionate and loving.  Barbee, I have lots of squirrels in my garden and she loves to chase them (don't think she would know what to do if she actually caught one).

Comment by barbee on October 16, 2017 at 5:58pm

Pets, yes! I rescued a cat in July. She's "about 3-5 years old" and was very well trained by her previous family. She's super curious about everything and has to investigate every little noise. She purrs so loud, it is surprising the neighbors don't hear her. We have a herd of deer who come into the yard (sometimes up to 16 of them) and she runs from window to window watching them. Getting her was one of the better things I've done for myself in recent years.

Comment by Faolan on October 16, 2017 at 10:40am
Pets give us a reason to get out of bed in the morning. They are incredible empaths, they know exactly how we are feeling. When I was a girl I had an incredible Border Collie, if I was upset, crying, he would rest his head on my knee and whimper sympathetically. They give us So much for so little.
Comment by ceilya on October 16, 2017 at 10:20am

Barzan you are so right pets are a blessing.  I rescued a dog a few months after Jim passed and as the saying goes "I didn't rescue her she rescued me" and it is so true.   She is such a great companion.  Always there no matter if it is a good day or a bad day.   I can laugh and I can cry she remains the same.  And never tells me that I need to move forward or get on with my life.  So between work, kids , grandkids, netflix, this website and my beautiful dog my mind stays busy and I exist.  Thanks for being here.  

Comment by Barzan on October 11, 2017 at 6:19am

Faolan and Barbee - I'm with you.  I try to watch mostly comedic or romcoms for the same reason.  I need to keep my mood boosted with laughter and happy endings.  There is so much drama and horrific things happening around us that we need all the buffers we can find.

Thankfully, I have my kitty, Milo, who also provided lots of entertainment with his antics.  Pets are great healers.

Have a blessed day.

Comment by barbee on October 10, 2017 at 7:53pm

We got the first month free on Netflix and then it is $9.95 a month. When we go to the theater, the senior rate is $10.50 per person. A BIG difference. 

As to what to watch, I prefer romantic comedies partly because they are so predictable and light-hearted. If there isn't something to laugh about, it hardly is worth the effort! Laughter is an essential part of my day! Of course, there are plenty of biographies, dramas, mysteries, and serious topics to view, but laughing helps keep me sane. Long live I LOVE LUCY re-runs!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Faolan on October 10, 2017 at 4:56pm
There is a subscription, not sure about smart TV, here in the UK it is £7.49 a month. Very affordable considering. I'm all for films that are pure hokum, and stand up comedians, after all, laughter is the best medicine!
Comment by Barzan on October 10, 2017 at 3:54pm
Because it will be coming on my smart tv, is there additional cost? I definitely need to find entertaining shows to keep my from watching all the news programs. They just get me down. My friend says I'll have to take anger management classes if I continue to watch them.
Comment by elaine on October 10, 2017 at 3:18pm

Must check out Netflix, there are very few programs on TV that I enjoy these days and the news is so depressing, I don't watch it anymore. 

Comment by Faolan on October 10, 2017 at 3:13pm
Yes, it can be very therapeutic, anything to take our mind off things and give us respite, even if it is only temporarily.

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