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Old 04-01-2014, 05:55 AM   #71
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Well, he will be working during the days, so a grand tour may be out of the question, but it's a nice thought.

Maybe tea after work.


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Hi Maggie, catching up on your thread here... I have such admiration for you... the way you are handling so many things.. this life change has given pause for thought to many people... and the Airstream group, it's such a wonderful "family" to belong to, it is a comfort... and you, my dear lady, are amazing... I do hope our paths cross some day... hugs and love around... gail
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:40 PM   #73
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Thank you, but truly...there is nothing amazing about me. Just muddling thru, like anyone else would be. Also happen to be writing about it here.

This is a wonderful Airstream family....full of love, support and encouragement for its' members....in good times and bad. More than many get from their biological families, we all know.

What is it about this silver that connects us so mightily?? Is there something extra special about people who love silver travel thingies??

I do not know, but it's a good thing.


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Old 04-01-2014, 02:43 PM   #74
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Alice,

I am working on a bag of crocheted flowers, for your quilts.

Using up lots of small scrap bits.


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Can't wait to see them. I am looking for some camping related embroidery designs. Is there anything else that would remind us of Doug?
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Books. Doug was an omnivorous reader....of good literature, no fluff.

Guns. He liked his handguns, and to target shoot. He did not hunt.



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Well,
Am I the lucky one or what?
I decided to make this a public thank you (hope you don't mind, Maggie).
I have just taken my Maggie-crocheted-potholder on it's maiden tour around the stove. It's GREAT!
I was expecting a potholders like I made with loops and a metal frame.
No, these pot holders are worthy.
These potholders look excellent (many colors) and really work superlatively. (Is that a word? I could change it to super, but I like superlatively.) (adverb)
Thank you Maggie! You made my day. Thanks for your effort and thoughtfulness.
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And Protagonist, you are missing out big time if you don't take Maggie up on her offer for a black (manly) pot holder.
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Awww, you're sweet. Glad you like them.

For the rest of the story....

Mockinbrd made me a gift of 3 meals for 2 thru an outfit called Blue Apron.

Since I had previously offered to send her the potholders "of many colors" that she had asked for, and she declined, I accepted her gift on the condition that she accept mine. I certainly got the better end of the deal...3 gourmet meals that will each feed me twice.

I have been struggling the last couple of days, dealing with Social Security, the Will, SERS, financial advisors, etc., where I have to pull out death certificates and talk about my dead husband. Lots of tears, which seem to stay very close to the surface and ready to spill without warning,

I have thought I should not be posting my misery on this thread, as I have done enough of that and it may be getting old. It feels like it's getting old.

If I stay away a bit, trust that I am just dealing with the stuff of spouses who are suddenly dead. I'm tough, not going to dissolve into a puddle.....but nonetheless don't want to inflict everything on readers here.

I appreciate the love and support.

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Maggie,

You are NOT "inflicting" anything on anyone, so feel free to share anything you feel like sharing. When you share yourself on this forum, you are really giving all of us a gift and helping us all...just like you helped the young lady in the frozen yogurt shop.

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I second that... sharing your experience on here has affected my daily thoughts about life... truly.. yes, it is a gift and I thank you...gail
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Well, I am going to stick to stories of positive things, okay?

If I have nothing positive to say, am just wallowing in misery and loss, I'm going to try to just shut up and deal with it elsewhere.

The point was, don't think I have collapsed in a heap if I don't check in here every day, as I just don't do heaps. I'm a get up and do what needs to be done kind of person.

If this story has helped even a few people look at their lives differently, then that is a very positive outcome from a very sad situation.

One thing I can say is that Doug knew I loved and appreciated him, and I knew the same from him. We didn't believe in leaving all that unsaid, and for that I am so very grateful.

You never know when this moment might be your last, and you can't go back.


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...and as you have notice, Dear Maggie, almost 4,000 people have read this thread, so there are many of us following this journey with you. The power of this kind of communication goes so far beyond a condolence note. I have to believe that your ongoing journey and willingness to share (and receive) are a good tonic for thousands of us. Barry
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Well said, Barry. Maggie: our hearts are with you.
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And I don't think you need to limit yourself to positive posts...just one guy's opinion.
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