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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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MDBV
22nd Sep 2019 22:08:01
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Hi my name is Michael I just joined silver surfers I feel like a bit of a old fogey up against all you youngsters . I live in Lincolnshire have two grown up girls and two grandchildren.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 23rd Sep 2019 18:36:45
Good evening MDBV welcome to the site , I hope you make lots of new friends , with the same I treat as you .
Response from MDBV made on 23rd Sep 2019 20:37:23
Thank you Patricia
Response from shaz1965 made on 27th Sep 2019 00:30:10
Hi Michael Im also new around here. I have three grown children and five grandbabies. Im still getting to know this site and find my way around it.
Joy1221
14th Oct 2021 22:50:35 (Last activity: 20th Oct 2021 06:25:04)
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Hello just arrived on this site. Still working my way round.
I'm in Staffordshire, 59. Still working. Interested in various things. Looking forward to making new friends
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Response from Joy1221 made on 15th Oct 2021 13:08:21 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thankyou Sally. I'm looking forward to getting to know the layout. Still investigating when I can.
Response from Joy1221 made 3 days ago
Hi Karen, Thankyou for your reply. I keep getting lost on here but getting there!!

I’m an administrator for a haulage company, yes we have HGV drivers! . I like the countryside and visiting the coast, nothing more relaxing than listening to the sea, don’t you think. Love animals and nature. Just getting really interested in uk birds and wildlife surprising how many different birds there are out of your back garden.
I enjoy music of all sorts really. Visiting places of interests. Gardens etc.
My partner died earlier this year so up and down without him but trying to be more confident about meeting new people.
What do you do and like? Where are you? I live in Staffordshire but from Birmingham originallly.
Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again.
galena117
4 days ago (Last activity: 19th Oct 2021 20:12:41)
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hi every one, just joined hoping to make new friends and perhaps meet up with old ones.
born 1938 so do your math, ( though i feel more 1948).
i am a widow so live alone, three children all living their own lives of course.
six grandchildren, four who visit so cant complain. looking for some adult conversation and i need a good laugh. I promise i am normal and sane.
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Margee59
5 days ago (Last activity: 18th Oct 2021 08:12:58)
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hello im just bored and looking for good conversations.
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Mssr Chris
1st Oct 2021 17:15:27 (Last activity: 1st Oct 2021 18:50:14)
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Just joined, useless with tech so I apologize in advance, let's take it from there!
Live alone, health restricts travel but there's many worse off than me, although on a cold damp winter's day I might put up an argument against that.
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PatriciaB96
22nd Sep 2021 22:14:32 (Last activity: 1st Oct 2021 18:11:38)
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Good evening to all new members to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends here .
Response from Safariman made on 1st Oct 2021 17:59:15
Thank you PatriciaB96.also hope that I get some responses as it's nice to have a chat and hear people's stories. I live in Southampton and have
only been here 6 months, and with all the restrictions have not met many people yet. I love to travel and that has also been put on hold
until the New Year. Take care and stay safe. Terry.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 1st Oct 2021 18:11:38
Good evening, its not to bad where I am at the moment.
JohnJeffrey
9th Aug 2021 00:32:10 (Last activity: 1st Oct 2021 17:51:34)
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Hello, I am 74, recently widowed and I am seeking to find new friendships. I am retired, love gardening, technical things, good conversation and very good friends. I hope to meet someone with compatible interests to talk with and who knows.

Since losing my wife on Mothers day this year, my in-laws (all family here are in-laws), seem to have forgotten who I am. So I am trying to establish my own life here (love where I live and really don't want to move).

Talk with me, it might just be fun.
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Response from Dani made on 9th Aug 2021 14:35:20
Hello,
I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your wife; it leaves a big hole.
Don’t be too despondent about the in laws. When I lost my husband there were many promises of endless help and support….and not a word since the funeral, nearly five years ago.
It’s just how it is.
On the plus side, you are free to make new friends, many of whom will be starting over like yourself. It’s a slow easing into new relationships and it takes time, but it will happen. I’m always happy to chat to anyone, male or female. It’s a cold lonely world if we don’t both reach out ourselves and also respond when others do.
Kindest wishes, Dani.
Response from Safariman made on 1st Oct 2021 17:51:34 > @Dani
Hi, Dani, just joined silver surfers today, and happened upon your
reply to JohnJefrey who sadly lost his wife recently and I was touched by your kind and reassuring words to him I hope that he
takes some comfort from your message. Take care, best wishes.
Terry.
larrydodson
15th Sep 2021 01:22:08 (Last activity: 15th Sep 2021 08:05:54)
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hello all, just very lonesome here especially at dark. just seems the world closes in on me at that time of the day.
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14th Sep 2021 17:30:29 (Last activity: 14th Sep 2021 17:54:41)
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Dossy
30th Jul 2021 11:53:33 (Last activity: 3rd Sep 2021 00:01:39)
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Hi , if just joined you all. And I'm hoping to find people to chat with. I. lost my husband in January,so it's all very raw at the moment. Need to find something to start a new.Or to help me move on.
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Response from PatriciaB96 made on 30th Jul 2021 20:59:10
Good evening dossy , sorry to hear of your sorrow , welcome to the site , I hope you will make lots of new friends here
Response from Dossy made on 1st Aug 2021 18:17:52 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thank you Sally , I will bear that in mind.
Response from Dossy made on 1st Aug 2021 18:20:17 > @PatriciaB96
Hi Patricia bg6, it's so nice of you ,to reply to. My comment, thank you.
Response from Dhillionvip made on 22nd Aug 2021 01:39:51
I’m sorry about the loss. I hope you get people to talk to
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Response from Lionel made on 1st Sep 2021 22:17:26
Hello Pipeman, does your name mean you're a fellow pipe smoker?
Response from Lionel made on 3rd Sep 2021 00:00:38
Hello Andy, it's good to hear from you. I believe, in five and a half years on Surfers we are the only two self confessed pipe smokers. Some achievement eh?

I have a Churchman and a Petersen; smoke mostly Bruno but, on my many trips over to Czech Republic I've found tobaccos more to my taste. Sadly they're locally blended so can only be enjoyed in CZ.

Believe it or not it was a doctor who, in 1980, advised me to take up pipe smoking. Before that I'd been almost a non smoker. It was a matter of pains in the chest - at 30 years old? - caused by lifting hay bales over my head too often and not stress.

Until about four years ago every evening was a pint of home brew and a pipe, or two of each.
Response from Lionel made on 3rd Sep 2021 00:01:39 > @Lionel
Forgot to mention, Lionel is my real name. There's a tale attached to that but not for now.
Fleurdelis
24th Aug 2021 08:25:43 (Last activity: 2nd Sep 2021 01:16:27)
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Hi everyone, I'm just introducing myself as I have just joined. I have recently moved from South Coast England to the South of Wales. It's beautiful here. Still finding my feet as I don't really know anyone close by and I'm single. Looking forward to reading your posts.
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Response from Fleurdelis made on 25th Aug 2021 12:48:39 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thank you Sally
Response from John7453 made on 25th Aug 2021 14:12:19 > @Fleurdelis
Hi and welcome to the forum, I hope that you find lots of people to chat with on here, I am from the South East of England, John
Response from Fleurdelis made on 2nd Sep 2021 01:16:27
Hi Fea moved here last December. I think Covid made everyone rethink their lives but my main reason was to be near my son who moved to South Wales 2 years ago with his work. Where abouts do you live?
Ssue62
31st Aug 2021 17:56:06 (Last activity: 1st Sep 2021 15:04:51)
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Just joined too. Like to chat and to make new friends. I’m in Scotland.
Response from Ssue62 made on 1st Sep 2021 09:00:27
Thanks. Morning here..1st September! Where has our summer gone! Enjoy your day.
Response from Ssue62 made on 1st Sep 2021 12:21:27
Thank you.. not a bad day here in Scotland. Happy new month to you too!
Response from Ssue62 made on 1st Sep 2021 15:04:51
I’ve just been out for a walk in the sun today. A few miles round the lanes. The harvest is in and berries turning red. Spring a lovely time though, when it finally gets here. We are not in lockdown but our rates are rising fast so who knows. Positive changes definitely needed.
Breeshasta
29th Jul 2021 22:36:55 (Last activity: 2nd Aug 2021 22:57:37)
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Thanks for the welcome. I just joined and will investigate this website. There seems to be lots to see here! I am looking for a good site for my low vision friend as well. He enjoys interacting with new people.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 30th Jul 2021 21:03:28
Good evening and welcome to the site breeshasta , I hope you will make lots of new friends here
Response from Breeshasta made on 2nd Aug 2021 22:57:37 > @PatriciaB96
Thank you for your sweet welcome.
PatriciaB96
29th Jul 2021 21:20:43 (Last activity: 30th Jul 2021 10:58:34)
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Good evening to all new members to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends here
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 30th Jul 2021 10:58:34
That's ok , messages reply can be a bit slow , it may come up as spam , in your emails, enjoy your day .

Patricia
christadel
30th Jul 2021 02:50:50 (Last activity: 30th Jul 2021 07:09:44)
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Hello Everyone….

I live in CT and am a newly retired HS teacher.
I wanted to very briefly introduce myself.
Obviously I’m new to this site. 🙂

Chris
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CindyRose
10th Jun 2021 03:56:11 (Last activity: 28th Jul 2021 18:51:58)
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I just joined & looking for friends. The Wa Puget Sound area. Like many, my kids don't bother & life without my job would be depressing.
How are u doing?
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Response from PatriciaB96 made on 10th Jun 2021 10:30:18
Good morning cindy and welcome to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends here
Response from Joannahome made on 15th Jun 2021 14:23:59 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thank you for your post. I am new to chat rooms. I am 70. walking, jigsaw puzzles, reading biographies and my children live a ways away, are very busy with their lives and I would like to have some online friends if possible. I noticed your post was 9/3/15 so I don't know if you are still posting to this website. May you have a refreshing day.
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Response from MaureenE55 made on 19th Jun 2021 22:30:03 > @Joannahome
Hello Joannahome. Like you I’m just starting on here. Also like you I love reading and jigsaws on my iPad. Have mobility issues though so not as active as you. I would love to hear from you if you would like to be in touch, all good wishes, Maureen
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Response from SandyT44 made on 7th Jul 2021 16:37:48 > @Joannahome
Hi Joanna home. I'm looking for friends and conversation too. I'm 63, widowed. Live in Maryland.
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26th Jul 2021 20:25:26 (Last activity: 27th Jul 2021 07:33:12)
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Iris1948
27th Jul 2021 01:07:29 (Last activity: 27th Jul 2021 07:33:05)
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Hi, I'm Iris, I live in the beautiful San Joaquin valley. I came to find some new friends around the US, and the world. I love life, the mountains in all their beauty. God created a truly wonderful place for us to enjoy. Please come share your life with me, with all it's love and sorrows. Yours, Iris
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Manorlady
19th Jul 2021 22:46:17 (Last activity: 20th Jul 2021 18:27:59)
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Hello, l laughed reading your post , as l live in the country on a Farm in the Fenland Cambridgeshire , l fell and done L4 L5 S1 discs l couldn't do anything for 18 months but now l am just looking after my dog who is the light of my life at the moment keeps me walking and not sitting still . I am 69 and love life in the country . I was born in Lancashire . Its the youth of today with schooling always think they know better . I don't have any children my work was my life to busy , l find it hard in retirement to sit and do nothing . I started growing lots of vegetables and herbal meds great fun . I cannot wait to get in these new Med Beds fix you in hrs and make you feel 30 yrs younger they say .
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Response from PatriciaB96 made on 20th Jul 2021 18:27:59
Good evening manor lady and welcome to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends here
MaggieJ9
16th Jul 2021 13:24:14
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Nice to meet you Celtwitch. I'm a bit of a Solitary Hedgewitch myself, 🙂 I'm 71, broke up with my partner a little while ago, and only just re - discovering the world of doing things and going places by myself.
It sounds lovely wherre you live, and I'd love to have a dog! But circumstances don't allow...
I'm sure you and me both will strike up some friendships on here. I'll try to get on it a bit more often, I do get easily side tracked, lol, specially with the weather as lovely as it is today!
Love and light,
IputGodfirst
14th Jul 2021 19:23:39 (Last activity: 15th Jul 2021 20:07:52)
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Hi nice to meet you, hope your doing fine
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Response from Lionel made on 14th Jul 2021 23:07:48
Hello IputGodfirst, we've got something in common here. Come back when you can, maybe we could bless each other with a conversation.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 15th Jul 2021 20:07:52
Good evening lionel, and welcome to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends here.
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