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My Wife of 50 Years Died Feb. 1

by ajosephg
posted 02-11-2014 10:56 PM


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#1 posted 02-11-2014 11:02 PM

I am very sorry to hear about your wife~~~My thoughts and prayers are with you Joe…

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#2 posted 02-11-2014 11:06 PM

There are no words. You are in my prayers.

-- - Billy

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#3 posted 02-11-2014 11:09 PM

Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

-- Dom

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 11:09 PM

Sorry to hear it. Condolences for your loss, and best wishes for the future.

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#5 posted 02-11-2014 11:15 PM

Sorry to hear about the loss of your long term wife. Sincere condolences.

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 11:25 PM

Joe, You’re in my prayers. God Bless You.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 11:27 PM

I am very sorry for your loss, Joe. Stay busy and think of all the good things.

I lost my mother on January 2nd after 14 years of Leukemia… endless bouts of chemo, spreading to organs and lymph system… so much pain every minute of every day. Cancer is ruthless, no doubt. The reason I bring this up is that I have arrived at the conclusion that I am most happy that she is no longer in pain and certainly in a better place. I hope to see her soon… as time flies so quickly.

I pray you will find comfort in time. Bless you and your family.

DG

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 11:29 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss, Joe. I pray that you find comfort in your grief, and treasure the happy memories.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 02-11-2014 11:31 PM

Sorry Joe, your one of the good guys. Saddens me.
My prayers going out to you…

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#10 posted 02-11-2014 11:31 PM

So sorry for your loss Joe. I am a member of the same club and know it is and will be a very difficult time. My prayers are with you.

-- Dave, Clovis CA

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#11 posted 02-11-2014 11:31 PM

Joe, nothing anyone can say or do can really help now, I went through your situation when I lost my wife of 48 years about 7 years ago. Best thing I can tell you do not make any rash decisions, I was truly walking around in the fog for a full year before I came out of my funk.
My ladys lung cancer went to her brain and I lost her in about 8 months from Diagnosis to the end.
I went to a few grief counseling meetings not sure that helped but it could have ?
friends are very dear at this time good luck my friend. God Bless
Dee

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#12 posted 02-11-2014 11:36 PM

The gang’s always here to lean on in both the tough times as well as the good Joe. Let us be here to give you some strength during these tough times. Im very sorry to hear of your loss.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 02-11-2014 11:45 PM

Sorry for your loss Joe.I believe you will see her again someday. May God bless you and keep you and comfort you threw your hard times.That is my prayer for you.

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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#14 posted 02-11-2014 11:47 PM

I am sorry for your loss. Having lost many good comrades in battle I understand your pain, that said do not be afraid to seek counseling, it works if you work with it. Take it one day at a time, as someone else mentioned don’t make any insane rash decisions. Remember the good times and appreciate what you had, savor those moments.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 02-11-2014 11:48 PM

Joe, be strong in the knowledge that she is no longer suffering and looking down on you and loved ones from above. My deepest sympathy. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#16 posted 02-11-2014 11:54 PM

Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. Stay strong and remember all the good days together.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#17 posted 02-11-2014 11:57 PM

Very sorry to hear the news on your wife’s passing Joe. Our prayers are with you.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#18 posted 02-11-2014 11:58 PM

Sorry for your loss, i lost my dad to cancer, it’s awful losing someone you love but at least there’s no more suffering.

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#19 posted 02-12-2014 12:04 AM

For sure she is in a place with no pain and suffering, and I’m glad her last days were compressed because she was in great pain. I am so thankful that I have a super support network consisting of my family, church, and folks like you Lumberjocks. I thank you for your thoughts and advice.

We had a snow storm the day after she died and I was by myself for three days – no one could get here, and I couldn’t get out, so that was tough, but it may have had some benefit as it forced me to come to grips with the finality of her going away.

-- Joe

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#20 posted 02-12-2014 12:05 AM

Joe I am so sad to hear of your loss, my heart goes out to you.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#21 posted 02-12-2014 12:08 AM

Hang in there Joe. While it may sound odd, at least you know that you did not burden her by passing first. While things will not be the same, they will move on and progress. Be happy for your support system, as we are all fortunate to have such things in our lives.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#22 posted 02-12-2014 12:16 AM

That is crushing. You will be deeply in my prayers. If you need to talk, feel free to contact me.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#23 posted 02-12-2014 12:16 AM

Joe:

I am so Very Sorry to hear of the loss of your Nearest & Dearest.

Perhaps the thoughts of 50 Wonderful Years might help in what I am sure is the Deepest and Darkest Moment of Your Life.

However. Is what You are Now Grieving for not those self same thoughts that are no longer available to you?

(Kahlil Gibran): “Are your Tears really Tears Of Sorrow & Grief? Nay! They are Tears of Joy, for that which You have Known and Long To Know Yet Again.”

The Grieving Process is, and MUST be Yours Alone. There is no Right Way to Grieve. There is just Your Way. Stay in Your Season of Winterness as long as need be, for Everything You Feel is Appropriate.

To Re-New is exactly that. To bring back that which is still there, but Hidden in the Darkness at This Time.

My Deepest Condolences on Your Loss.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#24 posted 02-12-2014 12:19 AM

You have my deepest and most sincere sympathy. I know what you’re going through and where you’re at from personal experience 12-years ago. The only advice I have is to put one foot in front of the other and you will survive. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Best wishes and thoughts.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#25 posted 02-12-2014 12:21 AM

Sorry for your loss. It would be a very tough adjustment for any of us make.

BJ

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#26 posted 02-12-2014 12:22 AM

My condolences to you Joe and may you find peace in the
coming days.

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#27 posted 02-12-2014 12:31 AM

Joe I’m so very sorry for your loss ,I can’t fathom how I would go on with out my wife,after all those many years it has to be so difficult for you and your family. It’s good to know you have support from family and friends and church. God surrounds you with his love as he already does with your wife. God bless you.

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#28 posted 02-12-2014 12:38 AM

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news Joe.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#29 posted 02-12-2014 12:52 AM

sorry for your loss joe

being alone is not all it is cut out to be
but neither is life at times

prayers brother

the memories remain
cherish them

your love is eternal

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#30 posted 02-12-2014 12:59 AM

My deepest heartfelt condolences , Joe . I wish for you peace , comfort , and deep understanding at this sad
time. I lost my wife two years ago to cancer ,so I know what you are going through . keep your family close and
don’t spend too much time alone for awhile . If your thoughts become too dark ,you are welcomed to pm me to talk, anytime .

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#31 posted 02-12-2014 01:55 AM

Hang in there joe.

-- Eric

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#32 posted 02-12-2014 02:00 AM

I’m sorry for your loss Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#33 posted 02-12-2014 02:06 AM

Joe, Sorry for your loss. We will pray for you and your family. Stay busy and think of all the good times you shared with her. Good luck mate… May our Lord bless you and guide you always. With my deepest sympathy. Roger

-- Life as we know it.....Is what we make of it........???

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#34 posted 02-12-2014 02:23 AM

Joe, My heart goes out to you. My dad lost my mom to cancer and just wouldn’t let us try to help him at all. Now is the time to lean on your friends and family. And you know we are always here for you.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#35 posted 02-12-2014 02:26 AM

Praying for you and your family. My heart goes out to you.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#36 posted 02-12-2014 02:37 AM

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#37 posted 02-12-2014 02:37 AM

My condolences and prayers to you and your family!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#38 posted 02-12-2014 02:43 AM

Wish LJ’s had a like button. I’m astounded by your empathy

-- Joe

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#39 posted 02-12-2014 02:52 AM

Sincerest condolences Joe. You’ll be in our prayers.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#40 posted 02-12-2014 02:58 AM

So sorry Joe. My heart definitely goes out to you. My mom just passed last month after a very long illness and I know how my dad is taking that, so I could just imagine how tough this is for you.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#41 posted 02-12-2014 03:29 AM

Very sorry to hear about your loss Joe. Hang in there.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#42 posted 02-12-2014 03:35 AM

50 years of marriage is something I aspire to. We are only married 4 years now, I hope to have a love like you had for so many years. You are definitely in my prayers Mr. Joe

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#43 posted 02-12-2014 04:53 AM

Joe — I’m so sorry for your loss. Hang in there — the very fact that you asked for prayers tells me you’ll get past this dark time. I’m sure you’ll remember her fondly and cherish every memory. You’re not alone. Keep the flame burning my friend.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#44 posted 02-12-2014 05:14 AM

That is such a devastating loss and it is impossible for me to put into words how sad we all feel for you.

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#45 posted 02-12-2014 05:22 AM

Joe, we’re thinking of you here in Maine….

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#46 posted 02-12-2014 11:50 AM

It’s hard to imagine what you must be going through.
For what it’s worth, your post made me pause for a moment to reflect on my own marriage of 30 years and realize just how lucky I truly am…..just like you. I gave her a special hug this morning in your wife’s honor.

Hang in there, Joe.

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#47 posted 02-12-2014 12:42 PM

My Condolences Joe.
My heart goes out to you and I pray for you and my your wife be in peace .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#48 posted 02-12-2014 12:57 PM

Hi Joe, I am sure there will be grief and anger in you for a while; it is a process. She will come and visit you for the next few weeks and then go to the spiritual world that we all long for. Please take comfort in knowing she is not dead, rather transformed. I bid you much peace. Stay busy.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#49 posted 02-12-2014 01:01 PM

I feel your pain my friend.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#50 posted 02-12-2014 01:15 PM

Condolences on your loss, Joe.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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