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Born in the 50s

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Comment by Gaining Strength 3 hours ago

Golferths and Sissy.

Thank you. Peace be with you.

Comment by Golferths111 3 hours ago

Happy Birthday Gaining!

Comment by Sissy 4 hours ago

Dear Gaining Strength,

    Thank You for Birthday Wishes. And the same to you :-) 

Sissy / Susan

Comment by Gaining Strength 5 hours ago

Happy Birthday Susan.  I myself turned 61 yesterday. It has been 5+  years of widowhood. I was out all day with my daughter yesterday. Both my son and daughter hosted a dinner for me on sunday evening. It was a pleasant birthday but of course someone was deeply missed.

Comment by Golferths111 5 hours ago

Happy Birthday Susan! My mom still calls me on my birthday and sings "Happy Birthday." also.

Comment by booktime (Susan) 5 hours ago

Today I turn 63, my 4th birthday without Ed. I took the day off, been puttering about this morning and enjoying FB posts, emails, and some phone calls. My 96 year old mother serenaded me with Happy Birthday this morning - yes, I am blessed to have her in my life still. I have an appointment with a fitness center to see if a personal trainer is in my future.

Miss Ed, knowing we would have at least gone out to eat. Not happening now.

I'm ok with being 63.

Comment by irishlady on February 15, 2017 at 3:30am

Well said Patience(Diane)...Same with me and my husband. Never really celebrated Valentine's Day, but now every year I know I am going to be bombarded by romance movies, couples in love. Can be hard to handle for us widows. Hugs to all.

Comment by on February 14, 2017 at 8:37pm
Like you, Patience, we didn't really make a big deal out of Valentinrs Day...just acknowledged it in small ways. And you're right too about feeling a little left out now that there is no one to share it with. I'm so lucky to have two grown sons who recognized this. My oldest son called and texted me and his teenage son called me from out of state. My younger son came by with my little granddaughter and she brought me a huge stuffed bear to cuddle with when I go to sleep at night. When I get down and fall back into that bad place we all go to sometimes, I try to hang on to these wonderful moments. I don't have my best friend and love of my life any longer, but I am loved. Maybe I'll find my purpose again one day if I hang on. All the best to everyone tonight.
Comment by Patience (Diane) on February 14, 2017 at 2:46pm

Susanelizabeth,  thank you for reaching out on Valentine's Day. My hubby and I never really celebrated the day, all that much. But it is one of "those days' that you don't realize is important, until you no longer have a reason to celebrate...   ((((((((((hugs)))))))))

Comment by susanelizabeth on February 14, 2017 at 1:49pm

Hope everybody's getting through Valentine's Day okay. The last two didn't bother me much; for some reason this one's hitting me harder. At least I have chocolate to go home to.


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