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Frank
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Frank replied to Dez's discussion Emotional Days?
"Hi Dez, I suspect we all experience times as you describe.  I call them "Zingers."  It's been 6 years since my wife unexpectedly died.  She went to sleep on a Sunday night and did not wake up Monday morning.  The…"
Apr 7
Frank commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Hi Barb, IOU Been out of state, and on return, under the weather. When I got back I had 389 Emails to go through + SPAM's to check. I'll respond the beginning of next week. ((((HUGS)))) Frank"
Mar 30
Frank commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Hi Going on slowly, I want to reassure you that as your counsellor told  you, you have been making progress.  Let me add, that many of us go through the first year in a kind of fog.  In a sense it is "Natures Way" of…"
Mar 27
Frank commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Visiting overseas for all that time.  Sounds like a severe case of driving on the wrong side of the road combined with the time difference, and the jet lag..  wow!  Perhaps a good shower and a bit of tea with just a nip in it…"
Mar 27
Frank commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2012
"Hi All. Susan and I grew up in small towns at opposite ends (E/W) of New York State.  She grew up near Albany, and I grew up between Rochester and Buffalo.  She used to say her town was smaller than mine, until I told her we only had one…"
Mar 16
Frank commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"HI All, Our "Greeting" was "You have reached Frank and Susan, please your number and we will call you back as soon as we can."  I could not change that recording until this last year (5 years out.).  The kids were…"
Mar 16
BabushkaD (Debbie) commented on Frank's blog post Reflections
"Hope it will be sunny and warm and snow-free soon and I can come for a visit, or catch you in Denver. Let me know next time you are coming into town!"
Mar 15
Frank replied to Aly brabham's discussion Is it normal to keep items around your house of theirs
"Hi, When I lost Susan, I printed a picture of her and placed it on the passenger seat in our van and I talked to her as I would drive down the road.  One day, I picked up one of my sons and he jumped into the truck and sat on the picture. …"
Mar 13
Frank commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Hi, Anger is one of the stages that most go through.  Sometimes it is more than anger, it is outright rage!. Sometimes its directed at ourselves.. If only we had done this, or noticed that, our spouse would still be with us. Sometimes its…"
Mar 13
Frank commented on Rainy (Misty)'s blog post What's with her?
"Hi Misty, Since the nearest town to me is Como (pop16), or Fairplay with a few hundred,  I can only imagine the talks that go on.  I don't think this is anything new.  Folks have been sharing things over the clothesline or in the…"
Mar 13
Next to B/8 commented on Frank's blog post Reflections
"You have expressed the emotions so many have and are dealing with it is helpful to know  we are not alone. Beautifully told.. Thank you. 5yrs.& counting."
Mar 13
AEDforever (Ali) commented on Frank's blog post Reflections
"Oh Frank, I had never heard your story, even though we spent many late nights chatting. I feel like I know you better now.  I’m so sorry for your loss and your pain.  "
Mar 11
Rainy (Misty) commented on Frank's blog post Reflections
"(((BIG HUGS and a peck on the cheek)))"
Mar 8
MartyG commented on Frank's blog post Reflections
"Frank...thank you!! I lost my Sharon...my angel..43 years, 9 months and 12 days after we said our vows.  It has only been 7 weeks now and everything you write of rings true for me.  I intensely dislike this "new normal" and I,…"
Mar 8
Callie2 commented on Frank's blog post Reflections
"Frank, I can really relate to what you described as the “time issue”. I think the uncertainty of how long to expect that intense pain to last kind of adds to the whole ball of wax that we call grief. So many emotions seem to be entangled…"
Mar 8
Frank posted a blog post

Reflections

I was sound asleep the 17th of December 2012 when the phone rang. I’d been up late that night and was sleeping in. Susan had gone to bed that night round 9pm saying that they’d worked her hard during physical therapy, that she was tired and that she’d call me early in the morning to wake me. I grabbed the phone and exclaimed, “Boy you weren’t kidding when you said you would call early, how are you doing honey?” “Is this Frank? “Asked a strange voice. “Yes.” Frank this is (I don’t remember her…See More
Mar 7

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My hobbies also include freshwater aquariums, I am an "Aqua Gardener." My home is at 10,000ft elevation inside the Colorado Rocky Mountains. My formal education is in Geology and Philosophy.

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Posted on March 7, 2018 at 9:03pm 6 Comments

I was sound asleep the 17th of December 2012 when the phone rang. I’d been up late that night and was sleeping in. Susan had gone to bed that night round 9pm saying that they’d worked her hard during physical therapy, that she was tired and that she’d call me early in the morning to wake me.

I grabbed the phone and exclaimed, “Boy you weren’t kidding when you said you would call early, how are you doing honey?” “Is this Frank? “Asked a strange voice. “Yes.” Frank this is (I don’t…

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At 7:41am on February 21, 2018, Gunnerx2 (Carol) said…

Hi Frank, thanks for the friend request :)

At 8:17pm on October 30, 2017, kemunto said…

Hi Frank,  oh no this search for one another is taking another turn.  It has been more than a week since we had a chat!  Please confirm that you are fine.

At 9:44am on July 10, 2017, TxDD said…
Have a good day Feank... Keep hanging in there! Ee all support and encourage each other. Q

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At 12:10pm on December 27, 2016, BabushkaD (Debbie) said…

Frank, I of course could come meet you nearer to Hampden. There's also a Village Inn near Wadsworth and Hampden, right? (by the Kohl's and Chipotle?) I don't know if that's where you shop, or not. You are making the trek, so once you're here, let's make it as convenient for you as possible.
-Debbie

At 10:45pm on January 19, 2016, kemunto said…

Thank you Frank.  I appreciate you,  you have a great sense of humour.  Good night.

At 1:48pm on July 29, 2014, beachgirl3 said…

Hi Frank,  Saw your message and appreciate your thoughts. I doing well, keeping busy. Lots of beach time with the family and had loads of fun .  Anticipating my 44th wedding anniversary with so many emotions. I must say I do feel better, it's not as raw . This is the 3rd one without Gary. It was always a day of celebration. He would bring me roses, and we would go out somewhere to celebrate. On different occasions we celebrated with a destination. Now I must carry on. I will buy those roses and have a nice dinner , drink some wine and toast the love of my life... How lucky we were.....     Please tell me what you have been doing? How are you doing these days?

At 10:59am on March 25, 2013, Morgana (Janet) said…

Frank the "My Likes" list what you have clicked on that you like (the blue heart).

At 8:39pm on March 6, 2013, Dianne in Nevada said…

Welcome to Widville, Frank. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here.  

Here's a good place to start: Basic Site Info  Join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.  Those 'chirps' you hear when you're in Widowed Village mean people are talking in the Chat Room; stop in some time and join the conversations.  I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.

 
 
 

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