November 2010 Blog Posts (55)

One step forward, one step back...

Okay, I made it though Steve's 70th birthday last Saturday (Nov. 13), even made dinner for my step-daughter and her partner. We all watched Steve's favorite opera (Marriage of Figaro). Then my mood took a steep dive the next day and stayed there for three days. Going to the banks to set up the estate accounts for Steve's business

accounts (on which I wasn't a signer) and closing our joint account didn't help. Well, it's done.



I think the suddenness of Steve's death is really… Continue

Added by Susan Mayer on November 18, 2010 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Missin , my Dad...........

Well it's been a little bit over a month,since I lost my Dad.I'm still here in our apartment.I will stay at least till the end of this year.I miss his company so much.I've accepted his death,he was 89 yrs. old and I'm grateful for the time I had him as my Dad.I just feel so lost at times , not knowing how to begin living for me.My life has a big adjustment to make.My time revolved mostly around him and his well being.I have no regrets for that time , and I would do it all… Continue

Added by Freddie Reyes on November 18, 2010 at 12:04am — No Comments

Help with navigating this website

Ihave tried to figure out how to navigate this website and am having trouble. I get e-mails when someone posts but I don't know how to go into the system or answer their e-mails. can someone help me? You can e-mail me at kayefortenberry@charter.net and it would be so helpful. I had one post from "Yvonne" tonight I wanted to answer because her situation sounds a little like mine but don't know how to do it. I clicked on all the "Yvonnes" but…

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Added by Kaye on November 17, 2010 at 8:52pm — 3 Comments

MY DAD

My dad passed away November 13, 2010 of brain cancer. The cancer was found in July 2010 it took only 4 short months to take my dads life at the age of 74.



I have been in the fire service since 1996 and I have seen alot of death and pain. I had been so busy talking my family through the process that my dad would go through and trying to prepare them for the final out come that I forgot to prepare myself.



I never told my dad I loved him until…

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Added by Brian Kern on November 17, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

MY DAD

My dad passed away November 13, 2010 of brain cancer. The cancer was found in July 2010 it took only 4 short months to take my dads life at the age of 74.



I have been in the fire service since 1996 and I have seen alot of death and pain. I had been so busy talking my family through the process that my dad would go through and trying to prepare them for the final out come that I forgot to prepare myself.



I never told my dad I loved him until…

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Added by Brian Kern on November 17, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

I miss you so much baby girl

I'm trying so hard to be strong so that I don't worry people. Most of the time I manage to hide the tears until I'm alone and then I fall apart. I don't know how to live my life without you. Thinking about the holidays coming up, knowing that this was your favorite time of year. We had such big plans this year and I know you were so excited about them and now it just seems so empty thinking about them without you. Everyone is still planning on coming to GA to spend the holidays here with us…

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Added by Julie Patton on November 17, 2010 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Grieving my son Daniel David Rivera 10-22-87 to 11-16-08

THIS IS LISA HALSEY DANIEL'S MOM TODAY IS HIS 2 YR ANNIVERSRY THAT MY BELOVED SON HAS BEEN GONE. IT IS GETTING hard to understand Y didi this happend to me was i a bad mother, he was such a great kid that be came a better man he was so loving and caring, funny, made people laugh there will never be another Daniel D. Rivera. people say that they promis that things will get better and the pain will be tolerable i don't see that any time soon.my life is so incomplete with out him i have another…

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Added by Lisa Halsey on November 16, 2010 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

Keith and Christopher Newcomer: Portraits of Love

Once, in the early years of building his business in Arcata, my brother Keith Newcomer told a reporter, “I’m an accumulator. Ever since I was a kid pulling a wagon I’ve had a whim to collect things.”



It seems that among “things” the founder of Arcata Exchange collected during his lifetime are friends. Make that scores of friends. Friends who now join…

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Added by Robin Newcomer on November 16, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Learning curve...

I learnt a lot last week... My husband and I went on holiday for a week with good friends and their 2 year old daughter. She is the same age now that Matthew was when he died. It was a very difficult week for me.



I came to realise that I really, really need my own space, I need my dogs and their constant affection and I desperately need to be in control of my surroundings and my day. Add that all up and I become an unwelcome guest on what should have been a week full of fun. I found… Continue

Added by Wendy on November 16, 2010 at 4:31am — 2 Comments

Well We celebrated what would have been your 22nd Birthday on November 9th. Your friends got together and we told great stories about you! It was sad though. I am sad. I miss you so much and I know D…

Well We celebrated what would have been your 22nd Birthday on November 9th. Your friends got together and we told great stories about you! It was sad though. I am sad. I miss you so much and I know Daddy and Kyle misses you also. RIP Prince Hilty Continue

Added by Jason's mother Becky on November 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

My Sonshine...

Not a day has come and gone, that I don't still call you my own. And no matter how high you've flown, you will always be my brightest sun.

I love you, my Sonshine. Nine years is too long not to hear you laugh and see your beautiful smile.

I miss you.

"Infinity"

Mom

Added by Trudy Leggett on November 15, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments

Steve's birthday

Today would have been my husband's 70th birthday. It's the first significant "anniversary" date since he died just over 2 months ago. It's raining here, and I walked home from the dentist in the rain. Felt like the world was crying outside as I cried inside.



Steve would have liked to semi-retire a couple of years ago, but interesting work kept coming his way, and he held off to let his Social Security benefit rise as high as possible. He did that for me; he was always putting others… Continue

Added by Susan Mayer on November 13, 2010 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

What Not To Say

I just wanted to express my appreciation for this blog. No one sets out to offend the grieving party at their most difficult time in life. Many people do not realize that their comments can be offensive. They are not meant to be. I am very thankful to have read the many comments of what NOT to say to those grieving family members. I guess many really don't understand how wrong those comments are until they are in that situation themselves.

I would say in most cases they are just…

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Added by Deb on November 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Highlights from Colonel Lewis W. Bowker Jr.'s Military Career for Veteran's Day 2010

Highlights from Colonel Lewis W. Bowker Jr.'s Military Career for Veteran's Day 2010…

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Added by melinda bowker on November 11, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

What is harder losing a loved one suddenly or over a period of terminal illness?

I have pondered over the years whether it is worse for the surviving family members to suffer the shock of a sudden or the declining family member that slips out of our embrace as they pass from life to ...I have experienced both. My brother died and I never saw him alive again after the sunny morning he left and never came back. My father-in-law whom I loved very deeply slipped away over a six month process that at first we thought was… Continue

Added by Russell Stevwing on November 11, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Sister, My Friend

Connected spirits like twins born years apart



You intuitiive to my survival, my life, my heart beat



As though you heard the beat in the womb



Guardian protector of light my sister, my friend



What is it but love that distracts wrath





Turning it your direction telling demons "Stow It"





And knowing wood splintered into your flesh



A given sacrifice offered freely sparing my flesh



Only to be given later… Continue

Added by Michael C. Owens on November 11, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Mr Marshmellow Man

It's been three months and still.... My life doesn't make sense, when men talk to me I get nauseas in the stomach, my mind races, I constantly stay busy. I know if you are looking down on me right now, your probablly saying "calm down beavis". Everytime I close my eyes, I see you laying in that casket. I can't delete your text messages, can't even listen to my voice mails. I can't celebrate occassions with my friends, and get jealous when they talk about their significant others. I wish on… Continue

Added by Ladona Melton on November 10, 2010 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Here comes the holidays, Here comes the heartache!

It is going to be so difficult to get through a Thanksgiving dinner without ALL my sons sitting at our table. I am trying to think of how I am going to be able to keep it together so we can try to enjoy celebrating being together. Mothers seem to have this job of keeping everything and everyone in a safe, comfortable place. What thoughts I have is to embrace him being gone and maybe bringing out some things that will make us smile or laugh out loud about Danny. As I write this I am crying so… Continue

Added by Paulette Fanelli on November 10, 2010 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Conrad my son, it has been 300 Days since you went away...Happy Birthday, I Love You with all that I hold True And Good

Happy Birthday son, I/We love and miss you very much (Eloy Conrad Duran III DOB 11.10.1984 DOD 01.03.2010), although he is not here with us in person, we truly believe Conrads spirit will live forever in all of us that knew and loved him, especially his daughter Desirae...and, to write down a few heartfelt things to you my son Conrad, now desceased...for ten months, he was so tragically taken from…
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Added by ELOY CONRAD DURAN II on November 9, 2010 at 6:43pm — No Comments

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