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This might be a rough time for many of you. Do what you feel you need to do to get through it. Remember, someone is here almost all the time to talk to you.
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Dear Chicago Beard,
I apologize for not doing so sooner, but I want to acknowledge your and Rose's anniversary. I so remember the first time you mentioned it during my first year - the sentiment about memories is lovely and truer than anything. I lost count of the times I've heard talk about not living in the past and letting go of memories. I ask "Why?" What can possibly be wrong with remembering the people, places, and things that all were a part of who we are now? I am having some old home movies copied onto DVD format to preserve them, and I see nothing unhealthy or morbid in that at all. Maybe it's just me, but I would feel like I was jettisoning myself if I discarded my past memories, both good and bad.
Be well, and sending you wishes for a peaceful day -
Thank you is all I can say. Last night "The Wizard Of Oz" was on TV, and I know you won't take this the wrong way - I thought of you! All the funny comments about hopping on your broomstick and flying down to visit me during my first awful year came back, and I thought you were only allowed to say that because there is more Samantha to you than Margaret Hamilton. I know, I've seen your photo!
Just wanted to say hello and that we think of you every day -
Love, Chuck & Steve
Dear Chicago Beard ... Thank you for those words and they are so peaceful.
Dear Mary.Jane ...
I have been praying and thinking of you often and feel so much better with the generous offer Chuck and Steve have given you. I hope you take them up on it.
I apologize for not coming on Legacy, but have not had any of the messages coming into my 'in box' for several days. Doesn't mean I don't think of each and every one of you.
I get so frustrated that I can't help more because most of you in the U.S. and I live in Canada. If I was close to any of you that needed help you know you could count on me.
Take care my dear friend and keep us up-to-date.
Dear Chuck & Steve ... I echo the sentiments given to you and you've been so encouraging and kind to me as well and often kept me afloat. There are just not enough words to thank you and what a wonderful offer you have made Mary.Jane, which sure puts my mind at rest for her.
Love you both
Chicago Beard: memories are truly treasures! When we were on the road, and I was driving, my wife would say she was my "precious cargo" - indeed, and always my treasure.
Hello DJ like the song goes "You got to keep on smiling, just keep on smiling!". It is very difficult to be positive through all the adversity but it sure beats wallowing through self pity and negativity. A very wise man once told me life is what happens when you are making other plans, he was 110% correct.Hello Sara I try to read all the notifications on my good eyesight days. I do not comment much but I am usually lurching somewhere.No Mary Jane you are not alone, there are many like us and always someone worse off. You should contact your local senior center and Human Resource Agency. They are usually very good about helping find resources you need for your unique situation. Most Hospitals and Medical Centers usually have a volunteer network also. Sometimes a few phone calls changes everything you are concerned about. Do not fear asking to speak to a social worker about your needs, that is what these folks do and most are very good at it and ever so caring.Pete
It’s really hard to type these tiny words when you’re crying.
I agree...fate brought us all here, but we stay because of each other...
Dear Mary Jane,
OK, you have to stop making me cry! with all the kind things you say about Steve and I, I just reiterate your words that all the mambers of this very special family are totally involved and sincere in our caring for each other. I remember some of the incredible offers, like the one from Marsha to grab a plane and head north if I lost my home - something I thought was a distinct possibility for the first few months after Larry passed.
This was Steve's suggestion first, and when he asked me about it all I could do was to say "That, sir, is just so like you that I don't have words to reply except of course yes!"
We would love meeting you face-to-face someday, as we feel about everyone here. But absent that, you are all so imbeded in my heart that I fear you'll never get rid of me, or our Steve.
Love to all, and be well Mary Jane - as dear Marsha says, you will be fine and are being watched over by Bob, and many many angels.
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