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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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Missdi76
10th Mar 2017 23:15:46
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Good evening, I have just joined
Response from Peter52 made on 11th Mar 2017 10:08:08
Hello missdi hope you enjoy the site, seems very friendly.
Happy Hippie
6th Oct 2020 22:57:37 (Last activity: 25th Oct 2020 12:21:20)
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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 🙂
Response from Eebby made 2 days ago
Hi Happy Hippy, I am also new to this site and looking hopefully to make some new friends.
I lost my husband 8 months ago and am trying to move forward. I live in the east of Scotland in a small town near Edinburgh I have been here for 14 years before that we lived in Edinburgh.. i am looking forward to getting to know a lot of surfers.
Response from Happy Hippie made 2 days ago > @Eebby
Hi Ebby, So sorry for your loss, moving forward takes time, near 12 months to the day lost my mother and best friend, But i was left with the most wonderful memories, I do hope you have been left with the same, they do help you cope xx, I'm west coast Girvan south Ayrshire, quite a small town, I have been Edinburgh many times and always love it there, but then i do love historic buildings, and Edinburgh sure not short of them 🙂 Had intended to see more this year had covid not put a spanner in the works, Guessing small-town life will take some getting used too after the city, But then i always found Edinburgh unlike Glasgow had a small-town charm or feel to it, I had opposite, having moved from middle of nowhere to a small town, But always wanted to live by the sea so win-win lol, Do hope you find some friends on here, as i hope to find too, Best wishes Gordon x
Response from Eebby made 1 days ago > @Happy Hippie
Hi Gordon
I am really sorry for your loss and I am glad you have such wonderful memories of your Mum and best friend, I also have great memories of my husband and that’s what keeps me going. I have been to the west coast but don’t know it all that well. Your right about Edinburgh it does feel different from Glasgow, my brother lives in Glasgow and he’s been there for many years but he wouldn’t move back to Edinburgh he loves it there. I live in Penicuik about 12 miles from Edinburgh and everyone knows everyone else. I hope you find lots of friends and enjoy the site.
Take care Elaine x
Response from Happy Hippie made 1 days ago > @Eebby
West coast beautiful too and have over 7k in photos in just 3 years lol, but each place we visit has their own beauty to find and explore 🙂 Wishing you the best my friend, and hope you find some peace and Awesome friendship on here too 🙂 Take care xx
NanT
2 days ago (Last activity: 24th Oct 2020 21:39:24)
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Hi, I have just joined and this is my first post. I am 77 and after a lifetime as a Nurse I am now living with my Husband in Derbyshire, my sons are in Wales and Somerset and the extended family are widespread. I have limited mobility so am hoping for online friends with whom I can have diverse and interesting conversations. My interests are reading history and detective stories, painting & drawing and people.

Stay safe out there.
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Response from Wilf made 2 days ago
Hello NanT and welcome to Silversurfers and a friendly crowd on here. I have been here a few years now and enjoy discussions on Speakers Corner and also post a few (poor) photos. there are many very talented people on here!
Response from NanT made 1 days ago > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thank you Sally for your welcome, I will take your advice and check in with Forum Homepage. From what I have observed there are plenty of other places to explore.
Response from NanT made 1 days ago > @Wilf
Hi Wilf, thank you for your welcome. I will check on Speakers Corner as I like a good discussion. Stay safe. 🙂
simbadog
3 days ago
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Welcome PatentPending always nice to catch up with folk across the pond.
I'm a Brit living in Spain originally from Cambridgeshire but have lived in several UK locations the last being Gloucestershire.
I'm a Spurs fan also spent a lifetime supporting them along with my family. Managed to slip back to London when they played Juventus in the Champions League last.

Have a good day
PatentPending
4 days ago (Last activity: 21st Oct 2020 23:45:26)
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You seem like a pleasant one. I too am old enough to be "abandoned" by those interested in more entertaining beings. I'm a bit of an Anglophile (I live in Ohio, my father was born in Shropshire - Madelay I think. I envy you those Lancashire hills and hope you are able to do them well.

You will strike up those desired friendships, I'm sure.

P.S. I'm a Hotspur fan.
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17th Oct 2020 14:49:54 (Last activity: 18th Oct 2020 15:14:52)
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Response from Nahna made on 18th Oct 2020 15:14:52
Good Morning Rjnstn,
I just joined two! I wish to meet friendly people from around the world! It’s a soo exciting!
thinkingof1
18th Oct 2020 11:19:45 (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
16th Oct 2020 11:58:57
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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
16th Oct 2020 03:41:47 (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 on 15th Oct 2020 18:16:50 > @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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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
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24th Sep 2020 06:50:11 (Last activity: 25th Sep 2020 19:15:50)
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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 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
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 .
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