A Lasting Impression....  

rm_Psyched4SEX 55F
148 posts
8/10/2006 9:24 pm

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A Lasting Impression....

In My Life

There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

-The Beatles

WOW! Where do I begin? I've often heard that things come in groups of three. Is it just births and deaths, or is it good and bad situations in general? I've never really been a superstitious person, but lately I'm beginning to change my tune.

July was a bittersweet month for me this year. For the past ten years or so July was always at time of joy and good times. My birthday is July 15. I hate to limit my celebration to just one particular day, so I give myself a whole month to enjoy the company of ALL my family and friends. Nothing is rushed and I have time for everyone!

On June 29th, my Grandmother died suddenly at the age of 91. She was in excellent health for her age. She complained of a headache a few days before, had a CT scan done and they found nothing. She had a massive stroke two days later and died. I'm very grateful that she didn't suffer. I guess I felt sorry for myself since I didn't get a chance to really say goodbye to her the way I would have liked to. My Grandmother was living in Florida at the time of her death. There was a memorial service in Florida for her and then her cremains were buried in her Michigan hometown nearly a month later. This was tragedy number one.

Less than a week before my Grandmother's funeral, I received a call from one of my best friends. She called to tell me that the mother of one of my lifelong friends had passed away. Within five days of one another, I attended two VERY emotional services. Tragedy number two.

Yesterday was a horrific day! Two of my friends died. I had known Denny my entire life - his family lived next to me since the day I was born. Not many people have that type of history with their friends. I am a very lucky woman! Denny died very suddenly.....they're still not sure what the cause of death was. The saddest part of all is that tomorrow (August 11) would have been his 47th birthday. Instead of a birthday celebration, we'll be having a memorial service. Tragedy number three.

I am a die-hard euchre player. I have been playing in tournaments at least 15 years now. I met Ralph and his wife, Wilma at a euchre tournament close to my home about ten years ago. He and I played cards together an average of twice a week. He apparently had cancer and chose to keep the information private from his friends. He was scheduled to have surgery next week. He was feeling week and was having trouble keeping food down. He was admitted to the hospital and died a few days later. Tragedy number four.

I was talking to a VERY special friend of mine a few weeks ago. I have been thinking long and hard about something he said to me. He told me that I seem to have more heartache and sad, rough times than anyone he knows. As we talked, I reflected on my life during the past year. The words he said were true! Although very few of these traumatic events involve me personally, I am very affected by them. I am very fortunate enough to have many friends in my life. I am a very caring, loyal, giving, compassionate person. If my friends are suffering, I am there for them. There's nothing I wouldn't do for the people I love. There are times when I feel I'm not strong enough for them to lean on. Try as I might, sometimes I just need some time to hurt AND to heal myself. I really have to thank-you Eric for making me take a step back and look at how much I try to shoulder the burden myself. I know that I'll get by with a little help from my friends.....and in my life I LOVE YOU ALL!

rm_Smile_My_Way 60M
1519 posts
8/11/2006 11:19 pm

Very sorry for your loss, seems more than anyone should endure. I think you already have the right attitude and will be better with the help of your friends. Hugs

rm_Psyched4SEX replies on 8/15/2006 4:57 pm:
Friends like you help ease the sadness! Thank-you for caring and for the warm, comforting, sensual, erotic hug! {=}

talentedtounge92 58M

8/19/2006 9:07 am

man,so many losses,i know its hard,lost my grandma the day after christmas.wish i could help,just try to keep a positive attitude,kissssssssssssssss.

rm_Psyched4SEX replies on 8/31/2006 11:01 am:
I am the eternal optimist and always try to keep a positive outlook. It's so good to know that people like you care. Thank-you my friend! {=}

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