Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Dr Gayle K on August 17, 2020 at 7:53pm

finally we all have a month of Sundays and are sick of it!  I see a lot of frustration and anger any more... will be glad when it is all over.

Comment by deborah peck on July 17, 2020 at 2:17pm

Glad to hear everyone is doing good with our new normal, I live in st Charles Mo. they are talking about doing face mask mandatory here, which is good, I use them anyway. Have been busy watching my 6 year old grandson all summer so his mom can work from home, its been interesting finding things to do while not going to public indoor places, now six flags or zoo. I don't feel its safe and I am not wearing a mask in 100 degree heat so better to hike and swim in the river. everyone continue to be safe

Comment by Steve G. on July 17, 2020 at 7:11am

Hi all,

So far so good for me and Chuck here in TX.  We live in Arlington, which is half way between Ft Worth and Dallas.

Cases continue to rise along with the deaths, so far Houston, San Antonio, corpus Christi are overwhelmed and have refrigerated trucks to take in the loss of life.

We stay home, we wear our masks when out to pickup the groceries we can order online or for Dr. Appointments.

Watch a lot of movies, doing inside projects and we talk to each other.  We both continue to be thankful for each day and for each other.  

I do very little outside these days due to the heat index and triple digit days, plus it just wears me out.  There will be time for my outside projects another day.

Good to hear from the family, I too pray for us all and always happy to hear from you.

Sending all many hugs



Comment by Marsha H on July 17, 2020 at 4:31am

Hi all my American angels ...  Just popping in to 'see what condition your condition is in.'  I am not making light of your situation because we are family and I keep up with the news to see how things are going in different States.  I pray for all of you each night.  

It boggles my mind that so many States are having more deaths by COVID while other States are slowing down in this area.  

In Vancouver, B.C. (I live out in the burbs) our government took immediate action and at first we were told to stay home and we did with no contact physically with anyone.  Things have improved a great deal here and smaller shops and other stores as well as malls have opened up.  Our death rate has dropped a great deal thank heavens.  Parks are open and some travel inside Canada.  Restaurants are open and even pubs, but as for myself and my friends and family we are a little leery of going that far.  We do wear masks in certain places and line-up (6 meters apart from the person in front of you) is still regulated in many places.

Please remember that many of those who have COVID and some who pass away either have compromised immune systems or it's the elderly in nursing homes.  Seems even in Canada they were grouping it all together.  Example:  If someone had lung disease they just put it under COVID which isn't always the case.

Canadians began to question what is fear factor and what is real and the media is great for the fear factor.  We asked many people who they knew that had COVID and not one of these people knew anyone.  Please try not to panic and it's OK to go out for a walk with mask on and gloves if that makes you feel better.  We did in Canada and lived to tell about it.

Take care my friends and this to shall pass.  I'm always thinking of all of you even though I haven't posted much recently, but I promise I will post much more.

Love you all


Comment by Mary. Jane on July 17, 2020 at 12:14am

I am also in California...near San Francisco. Honestly, my life has changed completely, but it’s not bad..I just don,t leave the house. My daughter does the grocery shopping for me once a week..she comes over, but we stay physically apart from one another.

i don,t see anyone occasional neighbor..but I am OK. So far, I don,t know anyone who is or has been sick. I have been out 3 times to medical appts..(Sigh..)

My best wishes for everyone. I have a feeling this is going to last into winter. 

I am still stunned.

Comment by Chicago Beard on July 16, 2020 at 8:16pm

Hi Sara

I live in CA and fortunately am doing fine! Thank you for asking. I agree we should be in a much better place than we are.

Comment by Sara Murphy on July 16, 2020 at 8:10pm

Hi All...I wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing, especially those in CA, TX, AZ and FL.  This is crazy.  After 6 months, we should be in a far better place than we are now.  Please everyone stay safe. 

Comment by Mary. Jane on July 6, 2020 at 12:45am

Hi guys..I have been reading, but in a weird place, so not posting..but I saw something on TV last week, about the stars helping create us..and had to jump in.

i have been watching reruns of SLIDERS and Quantum one episode, of SLIDERS..main character QUIN, who .”slides” with 3/friends from one dimension to another, on talking to A boy who is HIM when he was 10 years old..they r gazing at the stars, and QUIN tells the look at all those stars..and explains how WE ALL CAME FROM THEM.  Billions of years ago..we were DUST, but as timemwent on, humans were created, basically/loosely from stardust.

Or, another scenario..we could have TRAVELED from one of those stars..who knows?

Happy 4th everyone.

Comment by Steve G. on July 4, 2020 at 1:27pm

Sara, I agree with you. 

I think of mother earth as a living entity connected to our living universe, created by our Eternal Father - God.

There are more stars in each galaxy than the grains of sand on any beach on this planet.

I believe that everyone and everything is connected.

So, yes God has our attention, just not sure if everyone gets it yet.

Comment by Sara Murphy on July 4, 2020 at 1:12pm's funny you say that about Mother Earth.  Back when this lockdown started in mid-March, I had said to some people that it was God's way of sending us all to our rooms to think about what we've done.  I'm ready for my "grounding" to be over 


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