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Taking down the Christmas tree

Posted on January 9, 2016 at 2:22pm 1 Comment

Kathy and I bought our house in the spring of 1984 and hosted our first Christmas that next December. With just two exceptions, we hosted every Christmas family gathering ever since. Both of our families came and in our heyday we had more than 35 people. Over the last few years, nieces and nephews who started coming as babies, came with husbands, wives, significant others, and kids of their own.

We spent a lot of time preparing and decorating. Over time we’ve accumulated lots of…


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At 5:12pm on December 14, 2015, Brandy1977 said…
Hey alonenow,
Thank you I would love to have that extra support and I am happy to give you the support you need back. I wish Jan and I would of had more time together I feel cheated it's just not fair that we have to live without our partners. So how many kids do you have and their ages. Jan and I got together at the age of 29 so we had 9 years together I have birth to all 3 of our girls and they only thought of her and I as there mom's she wanted to adopt them this year right after we would of gotten married but of course you never think that you are going to be gone at the age of 38 we did not have WILL'S but for life insurance I was down as here beneficiary which I'm glad. We both never thought this could happen at a young age.lots of hugs your way
At 4:04pm on December 14, 2015, Brandy1977 said…

Hello alonenow, I am so sorry for your loss still so very new and raw. No not alot of us lost same sex and it's great when I meet someone just like me who lost there partner we did not get a chance to get married we were suppose to do that Nov 7th our anniversary she died June 16th of this year and still feel like I am in a dream like this can't be real. Hang in there if you need to chat or just want someone to listen I am here we will all make it through this together lots of hugs

At 4:52pm on October 27, 2015, Joyce said…

Welcome alonenow:  I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".


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