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Old 10-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #6381
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Not just luck. Statistically, someone with a happy marriage who gets widowed (male or female) is very likely to remarry and remarry into a happy marriage.
I like your statistics taxlady. However it turned out, I have been blessed beyond measure...twice! I hope I have 32 years with Glenn. We only have 29 more years to go.

We'll definitely be old farts by then, but we already have matching rocking chairs.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:07 AM   #6382
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That is wonderful Katie

You sound as happy with your Glenn as I am with my Steve
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:22 AM   #6383
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That is wonderful Katie

You sound as happy with your Glenn as I am with my Steve
Couldn't be happier!!!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:44 AM   #6384
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Wishing Kylie and Steve Happy Anniversary! ;-)
+1 and a big hug!
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:00 PM   #6385
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It will be 3 years for us. I was a widow before Glenn and I got married.

Before that, I was married to Buck, also a DC member, for 32 years before he died suddenly in 2008. He was awesome and so is Glenn, so I've been a lucky lady twice in a row.
That you are Katie, one lucky lady. I'm so happy for the two of you. May you have many more happy years together. I know how special the years can be. hugs to both of you.
Enjoy that special day.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:37 PM   #6386
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I'm making beef stock, using Julia Child's instructions. I roasted the bones and meat and vegis in the oven and now the house is too warm. Stock is on the stove in my new stockpot with the insert. I'm making it this late at night because I got the urge.

I defrosted the stuff in my "for beef stock" bag. I like the new microwave's "Inverter Turbo Defrost". I tell how much the thing I want to defrost weighs, and then it figures out how long and at what power level to defrost it. It's much more along the lines of what I was hoping for with my first microwave: a way to turn rocks from the freezer into food.
My daughtere bought me a new zapper a couple of years ago. It has all those nice little extras. The problem is that I still can't figure out how to use them. And the booklet is of no help. I use it mostly for heating up. I have made popcorn in it. All I have to do for that is press the popcorn one.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #6387
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Good afternoon everyone. Last night Son #3 and i exchanged some long emails. I found a picture of a panoramic view of the Boston skyline at night. My daughter saw it years ago and never saw it again. She had fallen in love with it. So I sent it to my son and asked him if he could print it out on legal paper and then send it to me. I wanted to take it to Kinko or Copycat to have it enlarged, mounted and framed as a present for my daughter. Her wedding anniversary is this month. My son said he would take care of it for me.

Then we got into a long conversation of how I was handling my daughter's health problems. We both came to the conclusion that I cannot do this alone. So I am going to speak to my social worker at Winthrop and see where I can go from here. Some days I am good and then there are days when just wiping down a counter is too much effort. That is so not me. I don't get depressed. I get angry and fight back. Only this time there is nothing to fight back at. It is not like I can go scream at the doctors to fix this problem right now!!! My child is sick and I can't help her. I can't even give her an aspirin. She is 5'8" tall and I am only 4'8" tall. I no longer can hold her on my lap and tell her she will be all right. So I have to get some help in dealing with all of this.

This is one of the problems of the elderly when they live alone. I so understand what babetoo is going through. But I will come out of this. My biggest problem and help is that I have too much medical knowledge.

I received some news Saturday night from my girlfriend in Atlanta. Her ex husband was diagnosed last year with a type of cancer that that the survival rate is even less than that of my daughter's cancer. He came up to Boston, they made up the recipe for his chemo and sent him back to Atlanta for his doctors there to administer it. Then in August he came back up here for his radiation treatment. He was half way through it, when he hit a couple of hiccups. He had to have three emergency surgeries. So once he recovered from all of that, they took another look at his tumor. When he came up in August it was the size of a golf ball. They took another look after the surgeries and it is now the size of a small pea. In the words of his doctors, "Let's kill this baby once and for all." They started the radiation from the beginning. He has beaten all the odds. I wouldn't have given you two cents for his survival. So if he can beat his cancer that has less survival rate than my daughter, there is hope. They both oddly enough have the same team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #6388
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My thoughts and prayers are with you Addie. Nothing worse than the feeling of not being able to help your child.
I almost lost my son 3 years ago when he got a bad hernia in his groin. They did the surgery just in time. Thank God he is ok now but it was the worst thing I've ever been through. There is always hope. Just be strong and believe she'll be ok.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:02 PM   #6389
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Thank you Snip xx
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Addie, I am thinking of you xxx
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