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Old 06-25-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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I wish I did...but sadly I don't...mine is way too late...glad to hear this stuff still happens tho...you're very lucky! IMO
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Thanks for the story. Lots of fun to read. Best of luck to you both as you reconnect. Feel free to keep us posted.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: At the Lake (in Texas)
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I couldn't wait to get back to this site to read about this! What a wonderful outcome ... sounds like there is going to be much more to come...how lovely...

Serendipity...and that silk cord, yes...I believe that too!
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Ohhh. What a wonderful story! So glad you had a nice time! Please keep us updated!
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:44 PM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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She's may have to change her name to "HappyInLongIsland"
I was thinking along the lines of NotSoStressedinNy.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Thanks for all the good wishes and great thoughts, everyone!

Don't worry, I plan to still be here on my usual schedule of once a day (most days)! I may have mentioned that I don't have internet at home at this point in time (long story) and so I go to the public library to get online there. They open at 10am so that's when I usually try to go, but if I have other things to do first it may be more like midday (like today, LOL). Sometimes I pop in before they close for the day as well, but usually it's once a day only.

I have to say I was a bit surprised to hear that he ended up in an "outdoorsy" sort of career because that wasn't what he was interested in originally. He was what what would probably be called a "nerd" today, LOL. Very quiet, somewhat shy, loved books and very detail oriented. Same for me. We both were fascinated by the space program (remember this was the late 1960s, LOL) but neither of us had any hope of being an astronaut because back then you needed essentially perfect vision and we are both woefully nearsighted. He went to college for engineering because his dream was to eventually be involved in the design of whatever spacecraft would eventually land a human on Mars. (yep, we're still waiting for that to happen, NASA) He's still very interested in the subject of space exploration and has always had some kind of telescope at home which he has taken on trips upstate to do better stargazing than we can manage down here on light-polluted LI.

So I had more or less assumed that he'd ended up a desk-job career of some sort, but obviously you never know. For that matter, it wasn't until I was 30 years old that I paid any attention to plants or flowers - so maybe it's not all that surprising after all. :-)

Which reminds me... I had better get off my butt and do some serious weeding this afternoon! It would never do for him to see my garden looking "untended", LOL.

By the way, I had never heard the "silk cord" theory before... I like it a lot!
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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Which reminds me... I had better get off my butt and do some serious weeding this afternoon! It would never do for him to see my garden looking "untended", LOL.
Love this inspiring story, SO & I wish you the best of luck.

Perhaps an untended garden will let him know he's needed in your life... so maybe weed half & leave the rest for his advice & care.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Would still like to see the pic of you in the blue dress.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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This is such a nice thread. Good for both of you for being open to meeting each other again and reestablishing your relationship. You sound so well suited for each other. Kind of amazing that you both have retained your basic personality and interests.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Would still like to see the pic of you in the blue dress.
I have to confess, I have a "thing" about never ever posting any images of myself or personal surroundings online (nope, I don't use Facebook or any other kind of social media, nor do I have or would ever start a blog). It might be a result of having been stalked in the past, which was terrifying and I still have occasional nightmares about it even decades later; so now yes I'm paranoid about having any personal-related images online. My son knows to never ever post an image online that has me in it, LOL. Besides, I've always hated having my picture taken anyway.

Yesterday at the NYBG was just lovely, although my legs are absolutely KILLING me today from all that walking! Sensible shoes and all, LOL. The Rose Garden was still spectacular even though its "peak" is supposedly early June, and the perennial gardens really made me feel inadequate when I got home and looked at mine; but then again, I don't have "staff" to make it all look perfect either. ;-)
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