I was recently at an airport waiting for a flight home. My husband was sitting to my right and engaged in conversation with a fellow travellers. On my right hand side was a gentleman, very smart but casually dressed, and as we sat down he smiled. After a few minutes he asked if we would keep an eye on his hand luggage whilst he nipped to the loo.. When he returned to his seat we got chatting and he told me about his life and ravels and also that he was returning home for Christmas. He said he was dreading it as his wife had passed away earlier in the year and it would be his first Christmas without her. He went on to tell me what happened, I listened intently whilst he talked but all I wanted to do was give him a hug and tell him that time heals.
But we oldies don't do spontaneous hugs do we ? I wish I could keep in touch just to see how he is.
Not very happy Christmas, my wife was admitted to hospital after a visit to the doctor and blood test, Tuesday before Christmas.
She passed away yesterday 3 Jan 2019.
Had my family, my 50 year old son and his partner, my son still lives at home, married daughter and her two sons, they are helping a lot.
Hi there, I haven't posted much on Silversurfers, but one thing I think comes up quite often is that people would like to engage more with others - not in a category like gardening or recipes (both are good but not everyone is interested) I think we could do with a category for people who want to maybe know more about meeting new mates/friends in the real world using this site. Some people want to write letters and receive them, other want to get out there and just meet in a group, others are happy with emails.
There are probably lots of organisations in different areas so if individuals could let others know whether it is just a weekly tea and cake afternoon or a monthly meeting of the U3A (worldwide social organisation which I like so look it up in your area). Or maybe just ask online for willing friends in your area to meet up.
I find myself moaning about my life far too much of late, when there are so very many who are much worse off, who live in abject poverty and horrendous situations, losing everything they have worked so hard for. Embarrassingly high numbers of homeless tossed out into the streets in this cold weather. I am thankful that I have a home, warmth, good food and home comforts.
I would like to give thanks to those who have been kind to me and to those who have unwittingly made my life better. I thank the NHS... I have experienced nothing but kindness, care, always receiving the best of treatments with a high level of efficiency.... I thank my neighbours who have been kind to me, dropping in to say hello, inviting me out, giving me odd gifts and filling my days with a sense of purpose.
I thank organisations like Silversurfers who offer the lonely, chatty, talented and passionate a platform to interact with the others.
I am thankful that I live in this caring wonderful country called Great Britain, with all its warts.
My list is far too long to write here but I thank them all from the bottom of my heart. Most of all I thank my children, the light of my life. On reflection my life is pretty damn good!
I have just been shopping (in Aldi) and they have got small bottles of non-alcoholic white or rosé wine on sale ..... for your dog or cat. It's called Pawsecco but is actually still not sparkling.
Has the world gone completely barking mad?
I know people love it and there is some interesting stuff on there but I have never been tempted to sign up.
Actually, that's not true, a friend of mine did log in and showed me some good local Facebook information pages/groups and I was tempted to sign up and perhaps use it for browsing rather than put my whole life on there but in her enthusiasm, my friend decided to load the app on her mobile, within a very short time the app it had seemingly gone into her contacts and sent her (and them) a "here's someone you might know" thingy!
I just think that is very intrusive. She did not want everyone she had in her phone book to be alerted to her Facebook page. I notice that this site mentioned (in photography) that they have a Facebook page and that is similar to a lot of forums etc but, not everyone (like me) want to sign up to Facebook.
I like the idea of Facebook, i.e. that people can link up with family and friends, that there is a lot of information on there re local events. news and hobby groups. What I don't like is the intrusiveness of it.
I know you can use privacy settings but ... Am I missing out? Is Facebook the greatest thing since sliced bread?