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Maggie
  • Female
  • Winter Haven, FL
  • United States
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Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Well that's not not very nice. I'm a liberal and a democrat, as are many of my friends. They are the kindest,, most inclusive, not judgemental and non bigoted people I know. "
Jun 30
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"Great point, Bergen. I see people over and over asking why..why did God do this etc. they do themselves a great disservice with this because it is just random. Reit...it will take time..lots of it. My husband too died of glioblastoma. They thought…"
Jun 24
Maggie replied to Tess's discussion The hardest time of day in the group Born in the 50s
"Ok I did something really weird with his ashes. We had lived in NC in the mountains, so when I moved I sprinkled some of his ashes several places on our land along with a little of our two dogs. I knew I'd never be back to this home, but I…"
Jun 6
Maggie replied to Tess's discussion The hardest time of day in the group Born in the 50s
"As for TV...thank goodness for PBS, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Acorn TV....not mindless, but many really good series. Depends on what you like I guess and I like a good drama and suspense show. "
Jun 5
Maggie replied to Tess's discussion The hardest time of day in the group Born in the 50s
"The mornings have always been my worst time. It's that waking up as you say and looking at another day to get through and I also  do TV at night. A glass of wine helps too, in the evening to sleep.  I also got use to being alone in…"
Jun 5
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I don't have children either and have thought sometimes I wish I did, to have some comfort through grief and as I age. But there's no guarantee they will be loving and supportive, I guess. This is very sad to me that the world has become…"
Jun 3
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"I my husband died of brain cancer 5 years ago. I took all my memories of my life with my him  and put them away in a box (figuratively) and I purposely do not look at it. If I did, I couldn't survive it. I moved, started a new life, new…"
May 28
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2012
"Charlie's Girl......I'm almost at 5 years and also sold our too big home and also moved to Florida. But I did buy a home and have enjoyed decorating it and landscaping it all by myself. It feels like me and I will live here til I no longer…"
May 15
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2012
"I'm at 5 years almost and I find the fact that time moves right on along is sad, in a way. Like looking at those old family pictures, even of out parents or grandparents. Time makes it all recede and seem distant and for some reason that really…"
May 14
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 50s
"My husband has been dead almost 5 years and nothing..ever. No sign at all. But we were both not religious and didn't believe in an after life. Realistically I know he's just gone, but part of me also feels he no longer loved me, as we had…"
May 6
Maggie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Suddenly Widowed
"Boxer Mom...this is one of the most beautiful tributes I've read. Oh how proud your husband would be. Sounds like you had. Wonderful marriage. You are one of the lucky ones."
May 4
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"I have no interest in another man, but from my friends divorced or widowed, they all say ultimately they want more than friendship and pretty fast at that. So no thanks..."
Apr 27
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Susan...that's what my husband died of almost 5 years ago. He was 68. From diagnosis to his death was only 5 months. Glioblastoma is a terrible horrible cancer...one of the worse and always fatal.  Its been a rough road and I still think…"
Apr 27
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Oh wee Slick....I surely wasn't judging you. I was just saying what I'd done and threw out a few things to you not knowing what you may have tried in the past. What I was trying to say was that you don't have to do a lot. I think…"
Apr 23
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"Slick...I don't really do all that much. I did move to a smaller home, warmer climate...and I was familiar with the area and knew a couple of people here...two ex SILs, so I did have an advantage. But I volunteer once a week at the hospital and…"
Apr 23
Maggie replied to only1sue's discussion What are the fundamentals of dating in your 60s and 70s?
"I know what you mean, Bergen. its  a paradox. I've moved to another state ( 2 yrs now) have made a new life, new friends, new hobbies. I feel free to do what I want, go where I want in a way I want. I enjoy my new friends immensely.…"
Apr 22

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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…

testing

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.

http://widowedvillage.org/photo/albums/the-love-of-my-life

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.

Blessings

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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