Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller Today was going to be tough until I talked to Sue last night before going to … Continue reading

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Keeping A Low Profile!

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” – Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis One thing about Sue, she was ALWAYS a lady.  She never a bad word nor spoke an unkind thought, always had good things to say, and she always … Continue reading

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Twenty Weeks Today I Lost The Love Of My Life!

The grieving process is a journey and not a place. It never ends; it just evolves. We will get through the toughest parts, but grieving is a passage. The only cure for grief is to grieve. We would walk for … Continue reading

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Another Day

“Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage. Not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness. Nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.” – Unknown Sue could do anything, but golf was her … Continue reading

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He (Brian) Read My Mind!

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives, and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” John Wayne’s headstone I was sitting … Continue reading

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I Am Happy The 4th Is Behind Me!

The pain passes, but the beauty remains. – Pierre Auguste Renoir This weekend has been the worst for me since Sue passed.  It was her favorite, and it was just before her birthday month starts.  I must look like a … Continue reading

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So Many Wonderful Memories

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — J.M. Barrie She loved this holiday and always dressed accordingly.  Here she is at Old Ranch watching the kids on the water slides.  She just brightened up … Continue reading

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Almost The Weekend!

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal, and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. … Continue reading

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The Second Half Of This Terrible Year Is Underway!

“Remember that people are only guests in your story – the same way you are only a guest in theirs – so make the chapters worth reading.” ? Lauren Klarfeld It was four years ago when we made our last … Continue reading

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Half The Year Is Gone; So Far So Bad!

“Grief is not linear. It’s not a slow progression forward toward healing; it’s a zigzag, a terrible back-and-forth from devastated to okay until finally, there are more okay patches and fewer devastating ones. The mind can’t handle emotions like grief … Continue reading

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