Grief support groups, condolence advice, funeral etiquette and more
A continutaion of the "When a Spouse or Partner Dies" thread.
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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.
Started by Bonny Jones. Last reply by Diamond Jan 31.
Started by Tim's Mom, Vickie. Last reply by Michele Jul 21, 2019.
Started by Sharon Kinsey. Last reply by Frances C Younger Jun 24, 2019.
Janeo ... As always you are great at lifting our spirits. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I know it's going to be a hard for all.But my prayers for peace are with you today.
Love and hugs for everyone.
Sorry Michelle, meant to thank you for the pointers you gave me to find work and I really appreciate it and taking your advice in the New Year so wish me luck. I don't have any children, but do get along with all ages.
Hi Michelle ... This is a card site I've used for 8 years and they're beautiful cards. It's $12/mo. Could have gone up a little, but doubt it. You'll love the cards. If you want free sites let me know.http://www.jacquielawson.com/cards_birthday.asp
Glad you enjoyed my post. Boy, was I insulted and mad. He was no spring chicken either and I should have asked him when he was retiring before he ran out of wind. LOL
@Renae, I am so sorry, hon. I wish that caring families and friends were more common. Anyone that needs to talk, please message me any time. I will try to reply quickly.
By chance, do any of you know of a good place to find grief holiday ecards? I looked through BlueMountain, 123greetings, etc. I wanted to send one to my husband's family. I forgot to buy cards this year and thanksgiving is tomorrow!@Masrha, that is so wonderful to hear about your good mood.
A part time job, and your volunteering, are both wonderful ideas.
If you like children, I know that a lot of teachers can use help, especially in the K-3rd grade classes. With reading and guiding children through assignments.Or some teachers just need help with filing, photocopying and grading after school :)
Libraries need help with organizing books (in public libraries and schools).
I loved to read this from you "This woman isn't going down without a fight and know that I've been here!!! I'll leave a crater the size of Connecticut!"
To all ... I was in a good mood today and had a doctors appointment just to renew my prescription and my regular doctor wasn't there and I saw another doctor who was very kindly, but I was in for the shock of my life. Anyone that has known me on this forum or even my family and friends here knows I don't believe in labels and age is what you make of it. I'm 72 years old, told I don't look it, slim (too slim although I eat like a trucker) and considered intelligent and have a lot of energy and strength. This doctor asked how I was doing and I told him at the beginning of the year I wanted to see if I could get a part-time job in order to meet more people and stay out in society (I volunteer already, but it doesn't fill in the whole void I feel. I need to be truly needed which I believe all of us want.) I was shocked when he told me I had to consider my age and should stick to volunteer work because who would hire me at my age! Say what!!! Wrong thing to say to this feisty person. I came right back at him in a calm manner and told him that his way of thinking was what put down the elderly or widows and I disliked labels. He retracted his statement by saying that even the young with degrees are working at Wal-mart or looking for jobs. I can understand that, but I'm only looked for a few hours a week I told him if he was up-to-date there were programs out there to educate the public that most seniors were capable of many things and reliable. He seemed taken with the conversation we had. I came out of there and sat in my car feeling like I was 90 years old, a piece of garbage no one wanted in a throw away society and suddenly saw a big blank for a future. Then I got blasted mad and I will be damned if I'll let anyone tell me I'm too old to get my mojo working or that my faculties aren't sharp because they are. This woman isn't going down without a fight and know that I've been here!!! I'll leave a crater the size of Connecticut! LOL
Dear Barbara ... I know what you mean. Ernie and I did what Chris and you did and all these changes from the routines we had with them hit us so hard especially during the holiday season. When you're eating alone think of me, because I'm eating in front of the TV just so I can another face.
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