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This is a discussion on HELP! Transport Issues Coming Up! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; It's true, widowhood sucks, sez she of 7 years, 10 months and counting. But the ...

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    It's true, widowhood sucks, sez she of 7 years, 10 months and counting. But the really bad part of it does pass. - martha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    I have collected several plastic soft drink trays, which I bring with me when I go on orchid shopping trip. I put several pots in one tray, and stuff newspaper between. You can pick them up easily for transporting too.

    If you stop by any gas station, ask them if they have any coco-cola trays that you can have.
    Thank you! I may need to do that to supplement all the liquor boxes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    It's true, widowhood sucks, sez she of 7 years, 10 months and counting. But the really bad part of it does pass. - martha
    I'm counting on you, Martha - because the first 3 months have been REALLY bad - and if I have a whole lot more time of feeling this way (90% of the time - the rest of it I resemble a human), I'm not going to make it - at least not with my sanity intact. Wish I could add that silly "Just kidding" icon to this one.

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    A few years ago my father passed away and right after that my mother's heart condition got so bad the doctors said it was a matter of time, I was working 2 jobs and traveling back and forth between Florida and Pennsylvania, I was airing my frustrations to a coworker one day who said God only gives us what we can handle, my response was, I guess I should be impressed that God thinks I'm superman. There were days I was so tired and sad that I wanted to lay down and die on the spot, but you keep on going.I wish there were magical words to say and make pain disappear, but you and Phillip sound like you had something that a lot of people spend their whole life looking for and some never find. I am in no way comparing my experience to yours, they are very different, only to say the human spirit is strong, although there are times when it doesn't feel that way, all my best to you on your trip

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    Thank you, Ed. I didn't mean to hijack my own thread, but I'm struggling with this whole going back to our apartment in Atlanta and being there by myself for the first time since he died. I appreciate your compassion - I've just really lost interest in being strong - I think it's overrated.

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    Have a safe trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    And just think - I've already been with them 24/7 since the end of January! You know what, though - instead of them getting on my nerves, I'm watching them with intense envy that they just celebrated their 50th anniversary and are still best friends. Rather a new experience, to be in a position to be envying my parents for their companionship - I guess that's just a measure of how much I miss Phillip and hate being a widow. You never know how the lessons of life will be ground into your consciousness.
    Namaste'

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