Turbulent Waters

Turbulent Waters

It has now been a year since I lost Frank. It has been a year of peace and turbulence. Just when I felt I had a handle on things, emotions would rush in and overwhelm me. Looking at the ocean one day and watching the waves crash, I was reminded of the time a huge wave...
Walking on Alone

Walking on Alone

This month it will be a year since Frank died; a long year, full of ups and downs. I look at his pictures and see a man full of life, capable, athletic, a man’s man, and now he is gone. He just doesn’t exist anywhere except in my thoughts and memories. I miss him...
Weight Loss

Weight Loss

For two years or more I’ve belonged to a TOPS weight loss group. It stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. They do not give out or advocate any particular diet plan, they are a support group. They give fellowship, encouragement, and help through the hard times of...
Relationships

Relationships

In a lifetime, we are involved in a variety of relationships. Some are long standing, like high school friends you still get together with fifty or sixty years later. Others come into our lives for a period of time and eventually, for one reason or another they fade...
The Widow’s Club

The Widow’s Club

Every Monday night a few of us ladies who are now widows gather at a friend’s home for an evening of games, Aggravation, Mexican Train, Banana Grams, or a movie. It’s something to look forward to each week and we enjoy one another’s company. I can always find things...
Widowhood and a Checkered Shirt

Widowhood and a Checkered Shirt

It’s been 10 months since my husband died and I feel I’m adjusting well, albeit there are those sudden bursts of memory; a favorite restaurant, a fisherman headed for the docks, places we’ve been. Friends and family have been supportive and I have a roommate now,...