"Potter, donating your husband's golf clubs was an excellent thing to do. I gave Philip's bassoon to a band teacher I know who promised to give it to a young student who needed a professional quality bassoon but couldn't afford one. He…"
"Philip never threw anything away. His file cabinets was the worst. When it got too full he would just pull stuff out at random and shove it in a box, and from there it ended up in a closet, the attic or the garage.
I am still, almost two years later…"
" In many counties in Texas, when an estate is being probated the court will post in the newspapers in the area that the estate is being settled and if anyone has a claim against it they have a certain amount of time to produce that claim or…"
"I feel the opposite way. I lost my, well for lack of another term, my better half one month shy of our 28th anniversary, and when I hear of someone getting divorced it tears me up. Philip's death wasn't a failure. We did nothing wrong to…"
" I had Philip's ring and mine redone into a thick band for my right hand with the diamonds set into it. I also had the jeweler place two tourmalines from another ring that he had given me between three of the diamonds.
"I still can't get over what my youngest sister did a couple of weeks after my husband died. She called me and started bawling her head off because, as she put it, "Someday my husband will die, and I will be all alone because I won't…"
" For some reason, I found it easier to clean out Philip's personal things. Maybe because I knew there are people who needed them. I donated a lot of clothes to the homeless shelter in Dallas long ago. It's the stuff he just…"
" We must have the same mother. Everything has to be about MY mother, too.
I finally realized that my mom just is no good at nurturing. She loves all of her kids, but she never learned how to comfort us, encourage us,…"
Skylark, are you back in Flower Mound or still up north? If you get down to FM, please let me know. I am trying to join a widows group and found one in Keller and another one but I haven't been to a meeting yet and one of the Keller widows said they are much younger than me. I am still going to try. I live in Lewisville. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you do come down.
Hi Skylark - Welcome to Widville! I'm in the same 3 groups as you. Joining groups is a great way to get started, to find others who have similar experiences. Make some friend requests and try out the chat room sometime - that's a great place to get better acquainted with some of the wonderful folks here.