Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Steve G. on December 21, 2021 at 9:35am

Merry Christmas to all our Legacy friends from Steve and Chuck.

The photo is a picture of a small display model I built for Chuck back in 2020 for his display in a glass case at a local Antique Mall to act as a backdrop for his Barbie collection.  Sales went well until covid hit then we packed up and brought it home.  The grandfather clock was a 2019 birthday gift to Chuck, the tree gifts, all the small accessories is either from his collection or mine.  The fireplace fender, two chairs w/side tables were designed and built by me (my new hobby spawned by covid).  This display is in our dining room and acts as an inspiration for future projects.  I will try to upload a few more pictures, some of Chuck's creations and some are my other current or past miniatures not in the photo.

This hobby for me and for Chuck seems to keep us busy and not stressed out from life's surprises.  Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and hope for a New Year with only little life speed bumps!

Comment by Steve G. on December 21, 2021 at 9:24am

Comment by Marsha H on December 19, 2021 at 5:30am

Dear Chuck ...

I'm so glad I could give you a chuckle.  I never want to lose my sense of humor.  I love what that lady said.  Now, as I age I tell my neighbors, friends and family 'if you're looking for me look in Ernie's rockery and if you see 'toes up' that would be me!  LOL

I don't think there is anything worse that losing a child at any age, but losing 2 while still grieving for your husband, I just can't begin to imagine the pain.  Our rainy weather doesn't help any either or this pandemic.  We do encourage each other and sometimes all I do is listen to  her and let her have a good cry.  We'll get through this together.

This site and the people on basically saved my life.  We can talk about anything without being faulted or ignored.  When you came on the site it was so easy to become friendly and then along came Steve and it just blossomed from there.  We were so happy for you both.  Love your writing and oh yes once again, 'Write a book!!!'  LOL  I bet you could kick my butt for that.  

Stay well my friend and also Steve.

Blessings coming your way dear Chuck and love to both of you.  



Comment by Charles E. Nelson on December 18, 2021 at 11:00am

Dear Marsha,

I got to start the day with a chuckle because of your comment about looking for fog from your breath on the bathroom mirror to see if you're still here. A lady I met a few years ago always answered the question of how she was with saying that if she woke up this side of the dirt, then she was OK for another day.

I'm sorry for the terribly sad and stressful year you've had. You are a good friend to the lady who lost her husband and two children - such unimaginable loss would indeed cause one to feel like she's abandoned by everyone she loves, and your understanding of her grief is surely a huge comfort and source of strength for her.

You are always in our prayers, as is everyone Steve and I have known from this caring group - without you all we wouldn't have known how to navigate our own grief, much less have gotten to know each other.

Many Blessings to you dear Marsha, and to all here - 

Love, Chuck

Comment by Marsha H on December 18, 2021 at 6:19am

Merry Christmas Todd, Chicago Beard, Sara, Trina, Chuck and Steve and hope I didn't miss anyone.  I think of all of you often and as I said in Diane's post I pray for you all every single night believe it or not.  I want all of you to have good health; keep living and keep up those good future memories. This old bag isn't down yet by a long shot!  I get up in the morning and breath on the bathroom mirror and if I see fog on the glass I know I'm good for another day.  I have my bad days, but this Irish/Scottish gal isn't going to let anything get me down and I pop right back up and ready to go.  So here is to posting in 2022.  May all of you have have a Happy New Year and praying for a better one.

Love to all



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