"Dear Deborah Peck,
A few days ago I found myself sitting on a rock in the yard alone, watching the setting sun and the leaves falling and drifting in the cool breeze. A hawk flew into view from my left, soaring so high I could barely make it out…"
First I want to say how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved fiance Frank, and assure you that there is no distinction between our losses of spouses, partners, fiances or lovers - losing someone we love is our common bond, and we…"
Somehow as I was writing my last post to you, yours sneaked in - I hadn't read it when I posted, so now want to reply to you again - hope you don't mind my barging in again.
You feel sad because you are sad, will…"
I was trying to decide how to distinguish posts between you and the other Debbie...I was going to call you "New Debbie", but then I would have to call Debbie S "Old Debbie", and she would surely not appreciate that…"
"Dear Debbie S,
My friend! You have been so much on my mind as I navigate (somewhat clumsily at times) the world of real estate listings and sales. Every time I start to doubt my ability to figure out all the nuances and responsibilities, I remember…"
I believe we indeed would enjoy a living room chat, and thank you for the invite. The fact is, once we are successful in selling this house in NJ, Steve and I will be moving to Dallas. It would be great to be able to connect in TX once…"
I don't mean to be overwhelming everybody with all these posts, but we spent the day debugging, de-fracking, and rebooting this stupid computer until I'm ready to reboot it right out the window! So I'm taking advantage of…"
Indeed I do get a chuckle, albeit hidden inside, from the somewhat nonplussed expressions on folks' faces when I say something so out-of-the-blue and occassionally shocking. One of Larry's nephews came to visit me with his…"
OK, who blabbed that I have lousy aim?! you made me laugh with that one, and as for butterfly nets - the people in white coats have been pursuing me for decades! I finally decided to stop running and whirl around to confront them. I…"
"Dear Mary Jane,
As someone who would be considered more aptly suited to communicating through smoke signals and pantomime, believe me I understand your meaning clearly through and technical glitches - no apologies necessary.
You have reminded…"
I so understand the way you feel about shouting in a crowded room and not being heard. I didn't see the interview you site, but saw excerpts and applaud her for her candid baring of her soul about this subject.
The way people act…"
I know you posted a song a while back, and I was distracted by other things and put off playing it, now I am not sure where the link is - but thank you anyway...maybe later i will hunt through past posts and find it.
There is so much I want to say to you that I don't know how to start - and I don't want to overwhelm you either with a lot of my own "stuff", because I don't think that would help. Your choosing this time, at 4…"
Hi Chuck. I hope this works. I am still not familiar with my IPad...I was soooo happy with my XP...but then I had to get a new Windows 7.5 or 8 or whatever it was, and finally had to switch to wifi...(I knew it was just a way for Big Brother to watch you LOL...yes I am an x hippie...hope that doesn,t bother you. And, no, I could not afford an IPad..when Bob got sick, my daughters boss Bought me this! Her father had died of cancer, but she was able to FaceTime him across the miles b4 he died and she wanted to do the same for my daughter. Ironically he died the next day after it arrived and we never got to use it.
I am going to make each of my posts short so if I loose them here, I won,t have poured my heart out for nothing.
I HAVE to tell you why I chose YOU to befriend...it was your PICTURE! I am guessing that is you and Larry? I took one look at that picture and to me, it looked EXACTLY like one of those pictures that come with a frame you buy in the store. It was wonderful. Which person are u? You will have to excuse me if I get information wrong...I have a very hard time focusing on who is who. Steve is your new love, right?
You can swear all you want with me. I don,t care. Words only have power if u let them. Ok I am going to see if this posts..if it does, I will send u a second post about who I am than you for responding.
Hi Chuck. Thinking about you. Haven't seen any posts from you recently which has me worried. I'm aware you have health issues but if you're able to, please check in. I'm sending extra prayers your way.
Chuck,Sorry to hear of your losses as well,especially last April of your husband.We all share similar feelings and I'm glad that I've found this group,I can say whatever may be on my mind without judgment and even if no one responds,it's good to release it.Some people/ family don't know what to say so I usually respond with I'm ok when anyone asks.elyse sister of Lee 6/13/59-5/28/14.I posted on the main wall a suggestion of each member posting this at end,so we can send a remembrance to each other,I thought it was a nice gesture,what do you think?
Chuck, my new friend......As far as I'm concerned, you're just a man going through the same heartbreaking loss we all are.....the loss of our soulmates. I too was apprehensive about posting on a forum such as this for the same reason, how do you know what/who is real or fake. I came to realize very quickly through the comments I read that we are all very real and offering helping hands to each other.
One of Ken's good friends is gay and has been with his partner for over 30 years. They were lucky enough to get married a few years ago. Ken and I would go out with them in the same way we would any other couple. We would go to dinner, walk around a lake near us, go out for an ice cream etc. We would talk about the same things anybody else would. It was of no concern to us what other people may have thought. I want you to feel comfortable and safe here. Love is love and that's it. Gay or straight doesn't matter.....at least not to me.