"My wife and I kept separate pages Facebook and did not follow each other. It gave us something to talk about at times. I agree with Carol in that can be a love hate relationship, especially with the division in the country now. Also like Carol I…"
"Thanks for the comments on Betsy’s rug, I have a few things that Betsy made most were sold, giving as gifts or donated to charity. She always like to make or try new pattern and designs for the fair. We both assumed there would be time to…"
"Today would have been Maryland State Fair entry day it was canceled this year; the days leading up to today have been the roughest since my wife Betsy passed away. Just thinking of all the craft kits undone, all of the patterns that will never…"
"Ellen - Take the cupcake cemetery if it makes you feel good silly or not. I do silly things to help if the grief and to get out of the house since I am retired. We did our grocery shopping at a store about a mile away, now I go to a different…"
"Carousel - I am 4 months out from my wife passing. Since I have no family to provide I find the zoom calls a big help, even if I do not talk just listening and seeing faces of folks who are or have going thru this life changing event. I had a…"
"Existing032119. - Sorry for confusing someone else’s story for your, so many stories so many people feeling sad. I find the zoom calls can be helpful, because the Village try’s to help anyone sometimes the calls can be more…"
"Hi Ellen. - My wife did all of our trip planning since she retired in 2003. Looking at her computer, she was still planning trips just a few weeks before her passing, one to Texas and another to Oregon. Covid would have forced us to cancel.…"
"* Rather cook or wash dishes: cook
* Favorite Pie: French Apple
* Steak or Seafood: seafood,
* Italian or Chinese: Chinese
* Pepsi or coke: Cherry Coke
* Favorite ice cream: Chocolate Oreo
* How many tattoos: none
* Scariest insect: wasp
A small victory, but a start to move forward.I am 4 months out on Tuesday, last Friday while it was raining I started to look at my wife stuff. I am bit overwhelmed by how much there is to handle. I figure there is no hurry to deal with it,…"
My wife was my best friend. It is so hard not having her in the house or out in the garden, especially with the COVID restriction keeping me more isolated. The past 14 years we were together most of the time since we were both…"
From the people I talked to a change sleep patterns are fairly common.
My wife was taken to the ER early in the morning, When she returned from the hospital she was too weak to go upstairs to sleep, we slept on the 1st floor her on the sofa…"
"To Maggie May and Rere
My wife did not died from COVID, she had lung cancer. However she entered a hospice a few days prior to the COVID lock down in our state. After spending 5 nights with her in the hospice I was forced to leave. I was only…"
i am sorry that you had a reason to join the village.
My wife of 42 yrs passed away in April after a 5 year battle with lung cancer. When she died I lost my wife and my sense of purpose that I had in caring for her. She was in hospice…"
"Frankly, not very well.
The "Year of Firsts" is a real bear, outwest--especially the unexpected days, like summer holidays. (Yes, it does happen.)
Estragon's suggestion is excellent, and (having used it on occasion) I hope you will be…"
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