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Born in the 50s

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Comment by Carol Scibelli on February 28, 2011 at 1:39pm
I've been CALLED a that a compliment?
Comment by Eowyn on February 27, 2011 at 11:30pm
Ah tools!
Comment by Paula on February 27, 2011 at 1:39pm
So I just bought myself a cordless drill/screwdriver I think this is  gonna change my life. As a reward I went to Longhorn Steakhouse for a cold beer and a hot steak. Yes Sir, it is just me tonight but thanks for asking.
Comment by Carol Scibelli on February 27, 2011 at 12:01pm

Ohhhh...your husband died THIS new years eve...oh...I misunderstood the date and thought it was a year this new years...and even then I thought you could use some more time.

  But you said it...your son grieves differently than your daughter and you.  Maybe, it's men, because my son doesn't really like to talk about his "feelings" while my daughter doesn't stop. LOL...Maybe you being a constant presence in your son's home he thinks is making him 'stuck' in his own grief and can't "move on."  Maybe, if it is possible, you oughta consider staying only with your daughter until you are strong enough to make a decision about where you can live on your own???  Just a thought...

Comment by MishyB on February 27, 2011 at 11:46am
Carol, I do thank God for my kids and grandkids everyday. I don't always thank God for their behavior! LOL! Daughter and I grieve very similarly, however son thinks after 8 weeks (this past Friday) I should be moving on, getting over it, even suggested I start volunteering at the Hospice House where John and I lived for the last two months of his life. Of course I'd consider that in the future, but at 8 weeks??? Yikes!
Comment by Carol Scibelli on February 27, 2011 at 11:36am
MishyB...take your year is a huge adjustment.  Time will help you ease into a path that brings you contentment. Thank God for kids, eh?
Comment by MishyB on February 27, 2011 at 11:05am
Born in '53. Widowed on New Years Eve 2010 at 57. John was 64. We'd bought a motorhome for traveling and six weeks into our first cross country trip decided we didn't need a house anymore and became fulltime RVers. Have the mh parked at our son's and haven't been able to spend the night in it yet. I spend half the week with our son and his family in NW WA state and half the week with our daughter and her family in BC, Canada.
Comment by wannabmartha on February 24, 2011 at 5:33pm

Hi Girls!

I'm happy to be a part of this group. I'm also happy to connect with fellow widows in my age group. I find it very rewarding to connect with like minded girls even though none of us want to be here. How is everyone today?

Comment by Susieg on February 21, 2011 at 7:46pm
I was 55 too, Carol.  Too young.
Comment by Carol Scibelli on February 21, 2011 at 6:26pm
Nice of you to stop in from the 60's Supa...can you tell us if the Beatles have arrived in America yet?

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