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Sat Jan 26, 2019, 07:05 AM

In praise of new friends...and old friends

As most of you know my husband of nearly 49 years died suddenly Oct 26th.

We moved to our forever home in 2016 ( from Calif to Washington state), so we did not have many longtime friends.

This afternoon, one of my bowling buddies called me up and said she and her husband wanted to take me out to dinner with them. It was the first time to a local restaurant since Bill died.. It was nice to have dinnertime conversation again

and last week my BFF (for 36 years) called to tell me she is coming for a visit in Feb..for 10 days..yippee...

A week after my husband died, I forgot to close a car door and of course the battery died.. It was my first solo "car issue" ..I called the motor club and they sent out a guy at 9:30 PM..

He hadn't been there more than 5 minutes when my corner neighbor (3 houses down) showed up and stayed there with me until he left ... I was not afraid to be alone with a strange guy, but she was worried for me

I might figure out this alone stuff yet

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Reply In praise of new friends...and old friends (Original post)
SoCalDem Jan 2019 OP
underpants Jan 2019 #1
SoCalDem Jan 2019 #2
Ohiogal Jan 2019 #3
akraven Jan 2019 #4
Fla Dem Jan 2019 #5
llmart Jan 2019 #6
Solly Mack Jan 2019 #7

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 07:12 AM

1. You are the kind of person people want to be around.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 07:13 AM

2. thank you sweetie pie

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:19 AM

3. Good for you

Many times we’re stronger and more capable than we think we are.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:23 PM

4. I have a dinner place waiting for you, SoCalDem; just give me advance notice!

We'll be at the airport to greet you, and bring a kitty to pet. You are ALWAYS welcome here (it's bring your own coat!)

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 04:27 PM

5. Being alone isn't for everyone. Some are by choice, others by circumstance.

Sounds like you are making the right adjustments. Baby steps until you're on firm ground.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 10:01 PM

6. When you get older, life brings many changes and challenges.



It takes a while to get used to being alone, but somehow you manage. It's nice that you can come to DU and post about it too because even if we're not physically close by we can be here for you.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 03:01 AM

7. I think it's great to have old and new friends to make life a little better.

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