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Comment by Barzan on March 29, 2020 at 6:49am

Book Girl, 

You will kinship and kindness at this site.  My birthday is on Easter and will also spend it alone.  I hope you get to celebrate yours once this virus has settled down.  

Peace and hugs to you,

Suzan

Comment by Ultra2015 on March 29, 2020 at 6:13am

Book girl. You can say anything here. We know the pain and the loss. Come back often or just read the post. 
hugs. Peace. 

Comment by KJPE on March 28, 2020 at 9:52pm

To avoid drowning in loneliness:  I've got Zoom & Facetime scheduled meetings with family & friends, giving us a chance to see each other's faces.  I'm expecting that to be great.  You might want to try it.

Comment by KJPE on March 28, 2020 at 9:50pm

Being in the house we lived in for so many years so happily, now for days at a time, has given me these lovely/sad little moments of hearing him in the next room, hearing the garage door come down, tiptoeing into the bedroom as if he's there, waking up and forgetting that he's not there....more than ever, since spending all this time at home.  Missing him like crazy too.

Thanks & hugs to all of you for being there.  

Comment by chef (John) on March 28, 2020 at 1:48pm

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name? A beagle named Barney

2. Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid? A small burro or donkey

3. What was your favorite subject in high school? English or science...it depended upon the year.

4. Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school? Which and for what? Both, for public speaking competitions [I either won or placed among the finalists on several occasions during my junior and senior years...not a bad accomplishment for an introvert. :-) ]

5. Were you ever in a school play? No  Name and your role: n/a

6. What was the 1st concert you went to? Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Spectrum in Philadelphia back in June, 1977

7. What is your favorite sport? Weightlifting [I so look forward to the day when my gym reopens.]

8. What is your favorite thing to cook? Muffins or scones

9. What item(s) did you save from your childhood? Old coins given to me by my maternal grandfather and a great aunt

10. when you look out your front window, what do you see? The silver maple in the front yard and several crocuses.

11. What is your favorite season and why? Winter. I love looking at bare winter trees, especially if they are silhouetted against the snow. Even though they appear to be dead, I think of all the energy inside them, which will burst forth in the spring. Appearances are, thus, deceiving.

12. Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? Unless my ability to learn languages counts, nope.

13. One piece of clothing you just can’t part with. A University of Toronto T-shirt I purchased almost twenty-five years ago.

14. Which is your favorite room in your house? Living room, site of the home entertainment system and some decent artwork.

15. What is the last book you read? The Hat on the Bed (a collection of short stories by John O'Hara)

16. What show do you binge watch? The original Twilight Zone or Star Trek episodes

17. Your favorite flower is? Sunflower

18. What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook? Clams

19. Are you a morning or late night person? Morning

20. Do you like doing the 20 questions? Yep.

Comment by Melissa on March 28, 2020 at 11:36am

My heart just goes out to all of us. This is such a lonely time. I'm so grateful for my connection with all of you. 

I care about you all so much and I'm so glad you're in my life, then I realize you wouldn't be if we hadn't shared the unimaginable. If there is any silver lining in this nightmare we're living, it's that I know you all.

Much love.

Comment by Melissa on March 28, 2020 at 11:30am

1. what was your 1st pet and his/her name? A canary named Tweety

2.  Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a kid? My dad gave me a little honey-colored bear with blue eyes for my first birthday, because I had blue eyes too. His b=name is HoneyBear and he's sitting on a chair in my bedroom today.

3.  What was your favorite subject in high school? Drama

4.  Did you earn an award or get a trophy for an accomplishment in school? Good Citizenship. I was a rule-follower back then!

5.  Were you ever in a school play? So many! All through high school and college. My favorite was Taming of the Shrew.

6.  What was the 1st concert you went to? John Denver. 

7.  What is your favorite sport? Tennis

8.  What is your favorite thing to cook? I'm not much of a cook.

9.  What item(s) did you save from your childhood? Baby book, HoneyBear, books.

10. when you look out your front window, what do you see? My olive tree, geraniums, a bench, a quiet street.

11.  What is your favorite season and why? Summer. Summer means fun.

12.  Do you have a talent that isn’t marketable but fun? I can make little scrapbooks out of old envelopes. Not a huge market for them, sadly!

13.  One piece of clothing you just can’t part with. The sweater my husband was wearing on our first daytime date.

14.  Which is your favorite room in your house? Family room.

15.  What is the last book you read? Anxiety: The Missing Stage Of Grief

16.  What show do you binge watch? Grace and Frankie

17.  Your favorite flower is? Geraniums

18.  What is the one food you have to out for that you wouldn’t cook? Barbecue. My husband was the barbecue guy. 

19.  Are you a morning or late night person? Late night

20.  Do you like doing the 20 questions? Absolutely! Thank you!

Comment by Sharon on March 28, 2020 at 7:26am

I have been by myself through all of this without my person it is very lonely and dealing with his loss this is so hard. Hoping it stops soon

Comment by Mary on March 28, 2020 at 6:36am
Ultra2015,

We can only hope and pray that things will be back to "normal" soon. I'm sure not being able to do your volunteer work has been difficult.

Glad that your daughter is there with you. I'm grateful to have my son coming home on his days off and also having my dogs here with me. But, of course, it's still tough without "the one".

Take care.
Comment by Ultra2015 on March 28, 2020 at 5:40am

Thanks for the distraction everyone. I’m just zoned out. We had to close the homeless program I’ve been volunteering at 3 days a week so the one thing that kept me connected is gone for now. Thankfully my daughter is here with me working remote. If I was alone and not able to go out I don’t know what I would do. As many have said, being on lockdown with your love is one thing, doing without them is painful. 
take care and virtual hugs. 

 

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