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Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"I have no interest in dating or finding a new man. It makes life much easier and there’s no guarantee you wouldn’t become a caregiver or have to grieve a second time. And also I wouldn’t want to be a burden or cause stress in…"
Jun 26
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Thinking of is so hard and even more so when you are sick..."
Jun 13
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I use to love to travel and thankfully we did quite a bit in the US years back. Now I have lost the desire because I’d have to go alone and I only know one person who is willing and able, but she’s much younger and has 10 times my…"
Jun 11
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Six years here... I’ve gone from shock, grief, grief, fear, grief, acceptance, grief, some resentment mixed with acceptance, a little more grief, more acceptance, resignation to now at 72...Killing time with some occasional moments of…"
Jun 11
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Bergen...we have some similarities... Almost 6 years ago my husband died of brain cancer. We were very happy for 17 years, but after we retired and moved, things turned sour and it went on off and on for 11 more years. Old story that I’ve…"
May 19
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Gary’s wife. thanks so much for that link. Beautifully written and I related to everything he said. im at almost 6 years. I’ve been in a new home and state for 3 years now and have made a few good friends, keep busy and like the town and…"
May 13
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Bergen...I know where you are coming from. Asyou may remember from some earlier posts of mine way back, my marriage was not ideal. We were quite normal and happy for 17 years and then we retired. He lost purpose from having nothing to do, no one to…"
Mar 15
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
" are being way too hard on yourself. You did what you felt was right at the time and in all likelihood was probably the right thing to do. We make choices for ourselves and others our entire life and some we may get wrong, but most are…"
Mar 13
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Riet...your post spoke to me. I’m coming up on six years.  My story is different than most people here, though. I had a good marriage for 17 years, but after he retired it began to turn sour. I won’t go into the boring details, but…"
Feb 24
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Oh my husband also died of glioblastome almost 6 years ago at 68. It was sudden. He had a bad reaction to the chemo and died after only a 5 month diagnosis.  I also responded to another lady here just the other day whose husband had…"
Feb 17
Maggie replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"2 months! That is totally wrong for anyone to think you’d be better in just that short of a time. My goodness, you are still in shock and the full reality hasn’t even hit yet.  Please try not to let that get to you...those…"
Feb 16
Maggie replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
" husband dies of brain cancer (glioblastoma) almost 6 years ago at 68. I was 66. It is a terrible terrible cancer. Each of our paths are very different to getting to the 1,2,5, year mark and beyond and everything is right and nothing is…"
Feb 16
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Here is a poem I’ve always loved especially the first stanza. BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,  Tears from the depth of some divine despair  Rise in the heart, and gather to the…"
Feb 11
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I don’t have a sense of purpose at all, but I’m not particularly depresuabout it. It’s going on 6 yrs for me and I have a new life and I’m fairly content, but no purpose. No new man....don’t want one. i say do whatever…"
Dec 11, 2018
Maggie replied to NoLongerInBergenJC's discussion OK, I have to ask this....(true confession time)
"This is an old post, but I always go back to it, not only to see my own comments and if there is any change in 2 years, but to see what others say and have experienced. I still struggle about the hurt and yes, resentment after 5 years now. I have…"
Nov 10, 2018
Maggie replied to Tess's discussion Disappointment, Disillusion, and the Ultimate Source of Pain in the group Born in the 50s
"I don’t post much anymore, but still read and your post caught me. So heartfelt and true.  The hardest lesson to learn in all this is that we are alone and on our own. Yes we may have friends and family that are good and do care, but life…"
Nov 1, 2018

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At 5:15am on December 9, 2015, my roses said…

My Roses

Maggie thank you for your comment re my beloved.  Here is a photo that shows his loving look at me.

Wes and I in 2010

At 7:12pm on October 4, 2015, Bonnie said…
Maggie, my husband's and my 35th anniversary is Oct 10. I know you and I will both be sharing some very sad thoughts that day. I am trying to be grateful for nearly 34 years with him but I will be tearful all day anyway and I know you will too. Do know I will be thinking of you too.
At 1:00pm on September 29, 2015, KaRon said…

Ok, that test worked. I am so happy to have you as my first Friend, here, Maggie. And it would be fun to meet up for lunch halfway sometime.

At 12:59pm on September 29, 2015, KaRon said…


At 12:56pm on September 29, 2015, KaRon said…

So happy to be friends here, Maggie. You are my very first . Yes, I would like to meet for lunch sometime, halfway.

At 3:03pm on July 17, 2015, SweetHomeAlabama said…

I don't know why it should make me feel a little better knowing your poor brain is as stressed as mine...but it does.  Thanks so much.

At 10:59pm on December 29, 2014, my roses said…

My roses

Maggie sorry about problems with seeing the photos.

I tried this version... just put it into google and it came up.

It has many photos.. the one where we are sitting at a table togther and I am in a blue dress was our first date!

There are 2 albums and you just press on them and it opens up and there is also a photo tribute.


At 4:22pm on December 29, 2014, Janna said…

Thank you Maggie for your kind words and for friending me.  Yes, it sure is tough being on your own.  The aloneness is probably the hardest thing to deal with.  One and a half years for you...that's a long time.  At the minute, for me, three months seems like an eternity.  Do hope you have some brighter days and look forward to connecting with you again. Sending you blessings ☼

At 11:13am on December 15, 2014, Callie2 said…
Hi Maggie, thanks for the friend request! Callie
At 9:16am on October 21, 2014, Flames68 said…

Thanks for friending me.  It is now 4 months since my husband died of lung cancer. It was a 1 1/2 long battle with his being in hospital for 10 months of it and driving everyday to visit. So at age 72 after spending 42 years together it is a struggle to push myself to find things outside the house as I am normally a reserved person and a homebody. It is good to see other people struggles and knowing I am not the only one finding it hard starting over.This site is a blessing.


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