Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by DJ on November 29, 2019 at 7:39pm

Mary Jane, you are truly blessed with Melinda. Pass on hugs for her! And "yay!" that your house is now home. 

As an aside:  formal military dinners often have a full place setting at a lone table aside from the main ones for "fallen comrades"; and all rise after the meal for a toast specifically to those fallen comrades.

Comment by Mary. Jane on November 29, 2019 at 5:51pm

I didn,t set Bob a place...but the dinner and company was great..Melinda did EVERYTHING...cleaned one day, cooked all day yesterday...but the big thing...this new house finally began to feel like my HOME. 

Thanks everyone. 

Comment by deborah peck on November 29, 2019 at 10:07am

Mary Jane we always have a place for Greg in his normal place, after holiday dinner is over I remove the setting and anyone can sit there then

Comment by Marsha H on November 28, 2019 at 4:33pm

Mary Jane ...  No apologies needed.  I know you have a lot going on and I hope things calm down for you soon and 2020 is a great year for you.  So sorry to hear you are having so many issues happening at once.

Love ya back!


Comment by Marsha H on November 28, 2019 at 3:52pm

Sarah ...  I am praying your back is getting much better.  It's easy to sprain yourself.  I've been washing walls in the living room and painting and my back hurts also, but it's my mind saying 'yup you can do it' and my body protesting.  LOL  I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and you seem to have a great attitude about moving forward although you will never forget Ken.  I'm doing the same thing and trying to be thankful with what I have and the people in my life and this family here has been a lifeline to me as well.



Comment by Marsha H on November 28, 2019 at 3:49pm

Mary Jane ...  I would speak with your daughter first.  We sometimes forget that others that new our spouses and especially in your case, father, it could upset some people.  If your daughter is OK with it then set a place setting on the side of the table and not at the head of the table.  Hope this helps and have a wonderful dinner.

Love ya


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Comment by Chicago Beard on November 28, 2019 at 1:50pm

Happy Thanksgiving to my Legacy family. May your day be filled with peace and good food!

Comment by Mary. Jane on November 28, 2019 at 10:39am

Oh Sara.that was a lovely post.I will pray for strength for your back. When backs get bad, it effects every other part of the body. I know that “old lady shuffle”. I wish you a pain free wonderful day.God bless you, and everyone else here.

Comment by Mary. Jane on November 28, 2019 at 10:36am

This might seem weird, and it is just a thought, but here goes. I am hosting Thanksgiving for the first time in over 10 years. My daughter, her hubby and his parents r coming..and I just thought of creating a place setting for Bob. My table seats 6...probably won,t do it..but I might. Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday..above all others. He HATED Christmas, didn,t care about his birthday, but LOVED Thanksgiving. I have missed him in this new home..I can feel him so,Times, but not as strong as I did. 

Oh well..time to,start cooking. And watch the PARADE! 


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