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Just joined so I'm introducing myself.

I will be 67 next month and retired from the many different jobs in my working life. I guess that I didn’t ever find my calling. I went to university at age 59 but when it was over it was too late to launch a new career. I wanted to lecture but students don’t want to listen to old fogies, so sadly I put aside that idea and settled into life as an eccentric dog owner.

I live in a beautiful Lancashire valley surrounded by hills that demand they be walked/climbed, how could I refuse?

I would like to do a bit of cycle touring but a recent diagnosis of spondylosis and some hip pain means that I may not be doing a world tour anytime soon!

I’m keen to make some friends as I have been on my own for a very long time now, my daughters don’t bother much with me and I don’t have a partner.I didn’t expect to be so isolated at this time in my life, isn’t it strange the way family and friends seem to forget us when we get past 60?

I will pop in regularly and hope to strike up some friendships.


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Peter52
10th Mar 2017 15:40:16
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Just joined wanting general chat and friendship
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Rjnstn
3 days ago (Last activity: 18th Oct 2020 15:14:52)
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Hello. Just here to make new friends and chat about common interests or pick up a new interest.
Response from Nahna made 2 days ago
Good Morning Rjnstn,
I just joined two! I wish to meet friendly people from around the world! It’s a soo exciting!
thinkingof1
2 days ago (Last activity: 18th Oct 2020 11:34:22)
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Hello,

I have just joined this forum. I am 60 years old and live in a small town in Yorkshire. I work from home and care for my 19 year old son, who still lives at home, and his 21 year old brother, who has just moved into supported lodgings. Both sons have mental health difficulties.

I also have three fantastic indoor cats, so you might find me lurking on the 'Pets' forum, and I enjoy walking and reading.

I am quite used to online forums, but this one seems much friendlier and more open than others.

🙂
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susikins61
4 days ago
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Hi,
I am also 67 and joined recently. I am a yorkshire lass still but have not lived there for many years and retired to Torquay in 2010 and never been so busy until lockdown. I was a nurse in Sheffield many years ago but moved around with my hubbys career so i have done various things over the years like yourself. helped a friend run a bookshop my last 7 years. Now do the books and music section at my local Hospice shop in Babbacombe, wonderful location overlooking the bay. Perfect. Also so aquafit for us ladies of a certain age, thankfully both activities have recently resumed. On the committee of The Local History Society and have 154 members though still waiting to resume the monthly meetings.
Have a daughter in Bristol who got married on 29th February so just made it, she would have been heartbroken to have cancelled after a year of planning .It was at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, their first wedding. Sadly the next 6 had to be cancelled. It was such a beautiful day and venue. Have a son in London who is loving lockdown as he now works from home and not using the tube for 7 months.
Hope you have a good week. Take care and stay safe.
Broncrider
4 days ago (Last activity: 16th Oct 2020 08:08:08)
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Just joined. 67 married male, but my wife has no interest other than tv and granchildren.. Retired electric power technician. Electric meters was my field of work. I have two small farms, church work, and grandkids to keep me busy. I enjoy adult conversation on many subjects, especially history of early farm life and western America.
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1965
2nd Oct 2020 18:58:20 (Last activity: 15th Oct 2020 20:11:29)
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I've just now joined and a bit overwhelmed by all the choices. I'd like to communicate with others. I'm 74 and lost my spouse of 55 years in January of this year. Life becomes much different living alone after living nearly my entire life with my spouse.
Response from Seasidegirl made on 2nd Oct 2020 19:40:07
Hello 1965, I first joined a few years ago but never joined in as my husband was diagnosed with cancer and passed away last year...It was the first anniversary of losing him in March this year...
Then Lockdown started and I have had to readjust to everything...

It is so strange to live alone when you've been married for many years and I can truly identify with what you are experiencing...
Response from 1965 made on 2nd Oct 2020 19:49:32
How do I find SeasideGirl?
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 2nd Oct 2020 21:14:04 > @Seasidegirl
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Response from 1965 made on 2nd Oct 2020 21:33:51 > @Seasidegirl
Here you are! I've been having a hard time finding you. I asked admin for help and here you are. Anyway, I'm not sure where to start this conversation. I live in the states. I'm lonely most of the time and I'm considering "dating" however it's sure different from back in the 60's. After being married 55 years and now it's been nearly 9 months my true love has been gone, I'm thinking I need a man in my life. Not to marry but as a friend.
Response from islandPat made on 3rd Oct 2020 08:41:46 > @1965
Hello and welcome 1965. I'm Pat and I live in Cyprus.

Below Seaside girls post is a small box and it says Reply to Seasidegirl, put your curser and left click on that to open up the reply box as I have to you. 🙂

You'll soon get the hang of it. Look to your right and see a white arrow in a mid blue box, it's pointing to the left, if you hit that with your curser you'll find out if people have contacted you or people have added posts to ones you are interested in.

Hope you have happy and interesting time on here.

Best wishes

Pat
Response from 1965 made on 3rd Oct 2020 19:14:47 > @islandPat
It isn't as simple as I thought it would be but yeah, I'll get the hang of it. I sure appreciate you giving me the help!
Response from Len45 made on 3rd Oct 2020 19:33:07
I'm not sure I'm doing things right on here, either, ,but I'll keep trying. I also lost my partner of 51 years just before Covid and I've found things really difficult since.
Response from 1965 made on 3rd Oct 2020 19:58:19 > @Len45
Me too Lena45. Guess I'm a slow learner. You and I sure do have the loss of our loved one in common. I miss him so much and I'd love keeping in touch with you. My Bob died just before Covid as well so not being able to communicate with others by means of hugs and in person has been awful. My husband was a wonderfully romantic person and we spoiled one another. It's been nearly 8 months since Bob passed and things have been really difficult just like you said.
Response from 1965 made on 3rd Oct 2020 19:59:46 > @Seasidegirl
Communication with others does help. I get so lonely doing everything alone.
Response from Len45 made on 3rd Oct 2020 22:28:27 > @1965
Youre right 1965, its a horrible empty feeling made worse by this Covid business. As a couple you knew you could handle it but alone it becomes such a task. I'm lucky my eldest girl and grandsons are only 15 miles away, but they are busy on the treadmill and its not the same as your own age group.
Response from 1965 made on 3rd Oct 2020 23:52:39 > @Len45
I'm glad to hear from you. I just wish we were closer together. My daughter lives 25 miles from me and my son is in Idaho. Monica works full time but tries hard to text or call me daily. Yes, the generations are much different. We oldies (I'm young spirited) need one another a lot.
Response from Dencor made 4 days ago > @Seasidegirl
It is very strange trying to make life without a partner. My 46 years of marriage ended and I moved to a new country. It’s been a struggle. As you know your children are busy raising their children Being new to where I am now I haven’t made many friends, one really then with Covid 19 it makes life so much more difficult. I would love to chat with people to see if we can find similar things to enjoy together online.
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Happy Hippie
6th Oct 2020 22:57:37 (Last activity: 6th Oct 2020 23:26:44)
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Just joined so Hello from Scotland West coast 🙂
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Response from Happy Hippie made on 6th Oct 2020 23:26:44
Thank you for the welcome Sally looking forward to exploring and finding out more on site 🙂
Stellagirl2017
6th Oct 2020 22:07:05 (Last activity: 6th Oct 2020 23:22:38)
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Remain strong as you seem to be. You sound like me before my daughter git pregnant and needs me more than ever. Hope to see your posts again soon.
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carol888
19th Aug 2015 18:37:24 (Last activity: 2nd Oct 2020 19:50:29)
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Hi I'm new to this and have just joined wud love to chat to people and I can relate to some of things people are saying ,and wud love to strike up friendships
Response from jillyidol made on 19th Aug 2015 23:15:42
So new here I actually still remember my password! I too love meeting new people and would love getting to know as many surfers as possible. I'm 63 and still work full time so whatever that says about me I think it means I'm well nutters. No I'm a nurse and still love it!
So hello and hope to hear from all of you!
Response from Moodyblue made on 20th Aug 2015 08:47:46
Hi I am a newcomer myself , I would to make and chat to some new friends .
Response from Cathyc made on 24th Aug 2015 11:57:58
Hi I've just joined silversurfers, so thought I would say hello
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Response from Moodyblue made on 25th Aug 2015 07:12:32
Hello to you ! I have recently joined this group myself .
Response from Cathyc made on 25th Aug 2015 12:07:35
Nice of you to say hello, must admit feels a bit strange speaking to someone i don't know
Response from Moodyblue made on 25th Aug 2015 14:24:08
Likewise to the same .
I will start by telling you about myself , i live in the Uk , retired now for the past 6 years . I am married , a Grandmother , and Great grandmother .
We have recently moved to a new home so we are still settling in .
I would be pleased to hear about yourself if you are interested in replying .
Regards June .
Response from Cathyc made on 25th Aug 2015 15:57:49
Hi June lucky you being retired, I work full time should have retired in 2 years but now have to work till I'm 66. Like yourself I am a grandmother love spending time with my family. I live in Scotland.
Regards Cathy
Response from Moodyblue made on 25th Aug 2015 18:15:44
Hi Cathy , Thank you for your reply .
I live in Hampshire about 12 miles away from Heathrow Airport .
Sadly I don't see my Great grandchildren very often as they live quite a distance away, I do have regular updates about them though via a website .
Regards June .
Response from Cathyc made on 25th Aug 2015 18:28:16
Thats a shame June, I am very fortunate my family all stay within walking distance so I see my grandchildren nearly every day
Regards Cathy
Response from Pattybakes made on 29th Sep 2020 17:28:35 > @Cathyc
Hello Cathy new here myself wish I knew how and if I can find my way back lol
Response from 1965 made on 2nd Oct 2020 19:05:30 > @Moodyblue
Hi there, Moodyblue. I joined just now so I'm learning the ropes. I'm all for making new friends. I'm female and I'm 74.
Response from 1965 made on 2nd Oct 2020 19:50:29 > @Moodyblue
Let's be friends! I'm 74 and lost my hubby in January this year. Life will never be the same. Lonesome much of the time.
1965
2nd Oct 2020 18:59:53
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I failed to mention that I'm female. I'm in hopes that I'll make friends here. My only hobby is knitting and knit scarves and love donating them when the weather starts turning cold.
travellers77
28th Sep 2020 12:37:31 (Last activity: 28th Sep 2020 13:11:25)
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Hi- I have only just joined this site so still finding my way around.....
I am keen to meet others who enjoy socialising and would especially like a good friend/companion male or female for travelling and outings; I am early seventies, considered good company, and live in Norfolk.
Hope to hear from you
Pamela
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Pattybakes
27th Sep 2020 21:08:14
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Sounds good I am still trying to find my way around
Ollie3
6th Sep 2020 12:41:47 (Last activity: 27th Sep 2020 16:35:00)
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Hi everyone I am Caroline & this is the first time I've ever posted anything on a forum, so hopefully someone will see it ! I enjoy getting to know new people, love pets (have had a dog & several cats), in normal times I'd be eating out, going to the theatre, travelling but right now this seems to be a good way to have some fun and socialise.
Response from Jeannie19 made on 11th Sep 2020 23:38:31
Hi, just joined this group. I also like making new friends and also love animals. Our wee dog was put to sleep three years ago. Still miss him but love the freedom to (normally) get away for wee holidays at short notice. I also love the theatre, cinema and meeting up with friends for coffee etc. Would be good to make some new friends at this difficult time tho.
Response from Ollie3 made on 27th Sep 2020 16:35:00 > @Jeannie19
Hi Jeannie19 sounds like we have quite a bit in common. Sorry to hear about your dog, I was in the same situation, the house doesn't feel the same and of course since lockdown I've been going out for walks and seeing loads of dogs out enjoying themselves! I would love to give another rescue dog a home but have recently gone back to work so don't think it would be fair. My 2 cats are more than happy with their home life! Have you been away at all recently? I've resigned myself to being around for the rest of this year but am hoping to have a few days away with friends next may.
Pattybakes
26th Sep 2020 23:59:19
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I am Pat Baker I am 81 years old and married to Ron have been for 62 years I have two children Jane and son Roger and have 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren I ride a Mobity scooter as my Mobity is not very good I am happy on my scooter I lived in this house since 1964 very happy years
Lizzi1
24th Sep 2020 06:50:11 (Last activity: 25th Sep 2020 19:17:10)
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Hi JoannieF59
Thanks for the welcome hope your doing okay working from home , as you say in these strange times , where were you in Scotland ? I live in Lochwinnoch , work part-time but go out to work which I am thankful for , have a good day .
Response from JoannieF59 made on 25th Sep 2020 14:42:18
Hi Lizzie
I come from a place called Buckie up in North east coast. Been here in Wales for over 40 years now. We are back in lockdown so not likely to get back into work this year. Work from home okay but rather be out and about. Lucky you getting to go out for work.
Hope you enjoying site
Response from Lizzi1 made on 25th Sep 2020 19:15:08 > @JoannieF59
Hi Joanne , thanks for the reply never been to Buckie but heard it is a lovely place , how is working from home going ? can not be easy especially now with the new restrictions . I worked through the pandemic we cover for the emergency services the NHS and Police staff so it is necessary to keep on working ........just wonder how long this will last , keep smiling been to Wales along time ago and walked up Snowdon beautiful view from the top lovely country hope you enjoy living there .
Response from Len45 made on 25th Sep 2020 19:15:50
Lizzie, I owe you an apology, I'm not good at this and it seems I posted on your thread instead of the general introduction page. This Social Media may not be for me, So Sorry
Response from Lizzi1 made on 25th Sep 2020 19:17:10 > @Len45
No worries Len this site is abit confusing I have just joined and still finding how to navigate my way round here , hope you are well and enjoying your walking , take care .
Len45
24th Sep 2020 20:19:07
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Ive just joined, I am like most seniors, finding this virus very limiting, I enjoy Cycling and Walking. I am 75, so working on the three score and ten, I'm in extra time. but im still active and enjoying life.
JoannieF59
21st Sep 2020 13:14:21
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Hi Lizzi and welcome to the site. it is very strange days with lockdown. I have been working from home since March so getting fed up now. I am from Scotland but now live in Wales .
Lizzi1
21st Sep 2020 07:25:34
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hi there , thought i would say hello to you I have just joined I am from Scotland , I do feel for you feeling so isolated life is strange at the moment and is certainly challenging at times, I still work part-time so feel fortunate to be out in the world but on my days off can be abit lonely what with the new restrictions now , so if you ever fancy a cuppa and a chat let me know take care and have a good day ! Lizzi
Jujukiwi
20th Sep 2020 01:00:49 (Last activity: 21st Sep 2020 05:12:30)
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My name is Judith I am 56 yrs old and I'm looking for someone to chat with.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 20th Sep 2020 08:27:36
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Response from robbie2499 made on 21st Sep 2020 05:12:30 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Hie Jujukiwi! I too am new to! this site and the world of chatting. The site itself is much bigger than I thought. I've already joined a book club .....that's progress !
I really hope we will be "talking" in the near future!
Sincerely, Robbie
robbie2499
21st Sep 2020 05:04:13
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Hello Celtwitch and welcome! I too am brand new. I am currently getting used to this site and learning how to navigation my way around this site. I am 60 years old, retired after 30 years working for CPS. It was not my choice to retire; I am disabled as well. 3 years ago i was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS. At my age. never, in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would happen to me.
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