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Author: AnFool Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 53  
Subject: Re: Greetings Date: 2/6/2002 8:46 PM
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Make certain you keep an updated address book of friends and family. It will make things easier for your surviving family, and it will make certain that noone you loved will miss the opportunity to "say goodbye"

This is good, as are TPaine's suggestions. In fact, this is an excellent board, indeed, and I wish I'd known it was here sooner.

My husband died this summer. As we had discussed the whats and wheres ahead of time, the burial wasn't a problem. His cremains are in a cemetary in WY where you can bury your loved ones in any fashion you/they chose. My husband's cremains are mixing with Wyoming's earth.

I was contemplating starting a board here for widows - and widowers if they wished - as there are so many new feelings one goes through when one has lost a spouse. There are also so many strange ways friends, acquaintances and even family members react to and attempt to interact with grieving spouses. I suspect there is much to be written on this subject by those who *really* know. So, maybe someone who visits this board in the future will start a "Bereaved Spouses" board. Maybe there already is one? If so I haven't found it.

As a recent widow, I find that I can't "afford", (time, emotion, money) the Fool at this time, but for those who stay to enjoy this fine place...

Fool on!

Ann
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