Bereaved Spouses

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Comment by Chicago Beard on April 19, 2020 at 1:13pm

-Rainbow Eucalyptus- The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.
Comment by Chicago Beard on April 19, 2020 at 1:12pm

Nice Steve!

Comment by Steve G. on April 19, 2020 at 12:55pm

Taken 2 yrs ago on our trip to Florida.  This park is protected land south of Jacksonville mid way along A1A to St Augustine.  So peaceful and natural.  According to historians, this is the latitude and longitude recorded by Ponce De Leon.  

Comment by Chicago Beard on April 19, 2020 at 12:51pm

Nice Steve!

Comment by Steve G. on April 19, 2020 at 12:50pm

Comment by Chicago Beard on April 19, 2020 at 12:33pm


Dealing with our grief as well as the stress this virus has caused makes it that much harder. Trying to do my part to make things a bit less stressful. A few years back I went to Oregon and saw the waterfalls in the gorge. Gorgeous. Be well and be safe!

Comment by deborah peck on April 19, 2020 at 11:33am

Chicago, I love going to waterfalls, we used to hike to them in the mountains, am going on a waterfall hiking trip soon as this stuff goes away

Comment by Chicago Beard on April 17, 2020 at 3:43pm

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Thought I would leave this here for its beauty.

Comment by deborah peck on April 17, 2020 at 11:20am

Happy early birthday Steve, sounds like Chuck has a great meal planned. Chuck, even after I remarried Greg would tell me he could tell when Rob was on my mind, either the anniversary date or just missing hime. He said I would retreat into myself,. I felt bad for that, he once told me how could he compete with someone that had passed, wasn't like he was a ex . I told him no competition was there, they were both great men in their own rights and while I would forever love and miss Rob, I knew he was happy for us to have found each other, after that for some reason I didn't have quiet as hard as time with the memories, it was like I myself had figured it out that it was okay, very weird, but anyway what I was getting at is Im happy Steve is aware and understands since he no doubt does it too without our minds even realizing it. Anyway have a great day

Comment by Charles E. Nelson on April 16, 2020 at 1:16pm


I love this, and thank you for sharing it with everyone! Indeed it was Greg sending you a clear message that he was close by and watching over you through this ordeal - we all here want to feel that closeness and reassurance. Yesterday I awoke to the classical radio station which I leave on all night playing one of my very favorite and soothing pieces by Debussy - I immediately thought of Larry for some reason and instantly felt a warmth as if his spirit was hugging me. I didn't doubt for a moment what it was, and hadn't experienced that feeling for some time, so it was clear he knew I was stressing about everything from the passing of his ex wife to the virus. Steve also quietly reminded me the other day that next week on the 22nd of April will be the 5 year anniversary of Larry's passing and that this was going on in the background of my mind even if I wasn't aware of it, not to mention the 5 years sober  - he was so very right. He understands completely why I am acting scattered and distracted, which helps a great deal. Steve's birthday is next Monday, and I am baking a birthday cake this weekend and we are going to choose a nearby restaurant that is doing take-out and pick up a nice birthday dinner for him that day.  My gift to him is to spare him for at least one day my cooking!

Thanks again Deborah for the positive energy, and a big hug to you!

Love, Chuck 


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