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Old 10-23-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: WA
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Prayers for all; praise for your positive attitudes !

My husband was disabled for 25 years (he looked "normal", though closed head injury, no short term memory) before his final illness. Some folks couldn't understand our positive attitude, though we came to understand with more serious illness, we
use a lot of humor as well as prayer. The poem Footprints in the Sand also come to mind.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Prayers for all; praise for your positive attitudes !

My husband was disabled for 25 years (he looked "normal", though closed head injury, no short term memory) before his final illness. Some folks couldn't understand our positive attitude, though we came to understand with more serious illness, we
use a lot of humor as well as prayer. The poem Footprints in the Sand also come to mind.

Well said, Sera. You and your late husband knew the value of humor. It has gotten me through many a tough time, along with the tears.

I also love Footprints In The Sand. Beautiful.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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AZDesert, Sera, and NYgal -- I agree with you all about the value of a great sense of humor. It does help us in the tough patches in life!

I also love the Footprints poem..... Had an interesting experience in that regard last week. A lady, that I did not know all that well, was back in church two weeks after her husband's funeral. I was at the funeral. A mutual friend was talking to us, and we ended up exchanging phone #'s. She had mentioned she was feeling like she needed to get out again after being cooped-up caring for her Hubby. We played phone tag. Then she called and asked for a ride to an event. I said, "Sure". On the way home, she asked, very nicely, if we could stop at the drug store, it was right on our way. No problem. When I was dropping her off back at home, afterward, I asked her if she drove, just out of curiosity, because I knew she had some serious health issues. She told me that she had totaled out her car the day her Hubby died. I was stunned!

Hopefully some of us will be able to step up and "carry" her for a while.....
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Update on my efforts

1. This morning I phoned the county sheriff's office where Curmudgeon lives. It was a FAX number, and I dialed twice to be sure. Either I copied the FAX number erroneously from their website, or their website has the two numbers switched. (Wouldn't be the first time for that). Back to Google for me when I get a second.


2. This morning I also mailed the snail mail letter. Inside, I requested a response from anyone who may be intercepting Curmudgeon's mail, giving all my contact info. I also gave the City-Data web address together with our forum name (Retirement) and his and my user names.


I regret that I have been moving somewhat slowly on this. If I get any information, I will post it here (Chat Thread).
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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Update on my efforts

1. This morning I phoned the county sheriff's office where Curmudgeon lives. It was a FAX number, and I dialed twice to be sure. Either I copied the FAX number erroneously from their website, or their website has the two numbers switched. (Wouldn't be the first time for that). Back to Google for me when I get a second.


2. This morning I also mailed the snail mail letter. Inside, I requested a response from anyone who may be intercepting Curmudgeon's mail, giving all my contact info. I also gave the City-Data web address together with our forum name (Retirement) and his and my user names.


I regret that I have been moving somewhat slowly on this. If I get any information, I will post it here (Chat Thread).
Thank you. We appreciate your doing this.
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Thank you Escort Rider.

Not only are you spending time on this, you are also spending money. I hope Curmudgeon at least knew what a good friend you have been to him.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: WA
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Merci, Escort Rider. Appreciate your efforts; praying you hear soon !

Golds, Reds, Orange, Rust, Yellows, enjoying all the changing colors of the trees And the green pine trees ! Shocked to awaken 6:45 am yesterday And start dark outside ! Enjoying the cool weather.

98* in Los Angeles ? for the 1st baseball game !
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Thanks, Escort Rider. Sending that letter is a really good idea. Someone must be getting his mail--maybe it will be him. Or maybe it's being forwarded to him somewhere. I bet it will make him feel good knowing that so many people care.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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98* in Los Angeles ? for the 1st baseball game !
Actually it was 103 degrees. I've been a Dodgers fan since 1962 and had friends at the game tonight, said it was hot but worth it!


GO DODGERS!
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Just got back from a brisk walk with my dog on our mountain. 35degrees, clear and beautiful. I love this weather.
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