Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Sara Murphy on July 11, 2022 at 3:11pm

Hi's been pretty quiet here so I wanted to check in on you all.  Hope all is well and you're enjoying your summer

Comment by Mary. Jane on June 4, 2022 at 11:20am

  Hi everyone..yes, things are better…June 17 will . Have been my 55th anniversary! We went to RENO. NV to get married in a tiny chapel..but family and friends went with us..about 4 cars of people. It was a lot of fun. So much has changed..but still the same.One of the most positive things in my NOW life:  I am completely in charge of that life!  I make my own decisions,  can do anything I choose, cook what I like, etc. Between Bob and my parents, I was always told to do things THEIR way. I like this aspect of my new life..just me, and RUDY the wonder kitty!  I wish everyone a nice weekend. 

Comment by Chicago Beard on June 4, 2022 at 9:21am

Hi Mary Jane,

Hope all is well!

Comment by Steve G. on June 4, 2022 at 6:05am

hi there Mary Jane!

Great to hear from you.

Comment by Mary. Jane on June 3, 2022 at 8:20pm

Hello all. This is a test to see if I can still post. 

Comment by Sara Murphy on June 2, 2022 at 7:55pm


I love what you wrote saying that no matter how much time passes, we're all still connected and always will be.  I know I haven't been on much lately but believe me, I think of you all every night.  I like to take time every night to thank God for all of the blessings in my life.  For instance, instead of my focusing on losing Ken, I'd rather thank God for the blessing of being his wife and the 30 years we were able to spend together.  Among those blessings is his leading me here to my Legacy family.  Without all of you, I would have never made it this far.  I need to do better about checking in more often.  I miss everyone.



Comment by Sara Murphy on June 2, 2022 at 7:47pm

Hi Chicago,

It's good to hear from you although I've been absent myself lately.  I hope that through the sadness of yesterday you were able to remember the happy times.  I have no doubt your angel was by your side. 


Comment by Charles E. Nelson on June 1, 2022 at 7:49pm

Dear Chicago Beard,

I have some life-long friends with whom I keep in touch, although sometimes literally years pass between conversations. When we do touch base, we always say the time doesn't matter, because we pick up where we left off. 

Seeing your name attached to a post on Legacy in my inbox gives me the same feeling - that it's always good to hear from an old friend. I can't add anything better than what Steve and Trina said, so I only add that I'm glad you shared here with us and wish you peace on this important day in your life. No matter the time elapsed, nor the reasons, seeing any of my Legacy family here is always a special reminder of what brought us together in the first place, and how our love and support for each other has no expiration date, just as is true of our love for and longing for our lost loves. 

Love to you Chicago, and to all of you reading this -


Comment by Trina Mamoon on June 1, 2022 at 4:55pm

Dear Chicago Beard,

Reading your post about what would have been your 42nd anniversary brought tears to my eyes. Steve put it eloquently that our departed loved one will forever remain in our hearts until our time comes to leave this planet.

Your consolation, if there ever can be one, is that you experienced a great love that very few are fortunate to have known. So no matter how much time passes since your beloved wife left this world, she will remain in your heart and be a part of you.

Sending you good thoughts as you contemplate on your anniversary and may the good memories bring you some amount of peace.

Best regards, Trina

Comment by Steve G. on June 1, 2022 at 3:34pm

Hey there Chicago Beard,

I am constantly surprised how certain dates will forever be with us and the impact they had on our lives while our loved ones were still with us and how sad we are now to lookback and remember the happy times and not so happy times.  For me the sadness is remembering that they are gone (but not forgotten) the tears are there because we loved them so and were an integral part of our very souls.  I think it is good to remember and think on these dates, not so much for healing, but a reminder that they will be with us until our time to leave this world has come.  They are our angels always looking after us.

Great to hear from you!



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